FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME DISORDERS: What You Need to Know and What You Can Do

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorders: What You Need to Know and What You Can Do

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A best practice training for adoptive, foster and kinship caregivers; extended family members; school staff; child welfare professionals

Some estimate that as many as 80% of children in foster care were exposed to alcohol in utero.  Some families adopt privately only to learn down the road that their child suffers from FASD.  Many of us struggle to understand why our child, who may appear entirely typical, just is not.

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Learn what FASD and how it may affect children neurologically, intellectually and behaviorally
  • Discuss how FASD is diagnosed and walk through the spectrum of FASD
  • Talk about possible psychological and developmental implications
  • Look at risks for children with FASD as they grow into teenagers and adults
  • Talk out treatment strategies
  • How to work with the medical, mental health and educational fields to help them better understand the special needs of our children
  • Length: 120 minutes
  • Subject Areas: Biology and the Brain
  • Facilitate by: Coalition staff

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