We've published two new videos the keynote talk Dr Carmen Rasmussen gave at our 2013 District Partner Meeting. In the first video, Dr Rasmussen speaks about a study, conducted in Edmonton, that measured the effectiveness of the Math Interactive Learning Experience (MILE) program in school and home settings. The second video shares information about Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) and the incredible brain information that can be gathered by this process.
Click the following link for an information poster: http://www.fasdoutreach.ca/files/blog/documents/RecruitmentStrongestFamilies.pdf
The Strongest Families FASD study is testing an online coached parenting program with 200 families of children age 4-12 with an FASD diagnosis from across Canada. There is NO COST to parents. Families can go directly to the website (http://mystudies.ca/studies/fasd) to see if they are eligible to participate in the study.
We have had some wonderful feedback from parents already taking part in the study that I’d like to share with you….
“I can be at home. It’s great, I don’t have to drag myself anywhere, it totally works with my schedule...it’s amazing.”
“...the advantages are definitely that it’s, it’s on your own time. So like a busy family and a child who’s difficult....I would never be able to leave my house and leave my children to be able to go and participate in something like this.”
“I like that, that I can explore on my own time, that somebody has already done the work for me and I can just click and I find a bunch of great resources already.”
“...you know we get overwhelmed, we get tired like constantly having to deal with different behaviors, so you get over a period of time it's easy to become negative and fall into a downward spiral for yourself and you know that reinforces, I think, bad behavior in our children, so noticing the good is helped me to be more aware of even the little things that she’s doing right so to try to reinforce those.”
“I find my conversations with [my coach] are fantastic. I like having somebody to talk with who’s not my spouse, who’s sort of like a neutral party that has new and fresh ideas.”
We are gradually releasing some powerful videos that feature Dan Dubovsky, a therapist and FASD expert.
There are currently 3 on the site with 4 more to come.
Here's a link to the first one ... https://www.fasdoutreach.ca/elearning/understanding-fasd/dan-dubovsky-a…
What: "Finding Our Way" - 8th Annual FASD Collaboration Roundtable Fall Conference 2015
When: November 28th, 2015 - 8:30-4:00 pm
Where: Douglas College, 700 Royal Avenue, New Westminster
Registration deadline: November 20, 2015
Cost: $65.00 per person; $58.50 for groups 10+
For more information: http://www.asantecentre.org/cgi/page.cgi?evtid=579&_id=1213
Contact: email@example.com or call 604-467-7101
Awareness Day Event
SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2015
FREE TWO HOUR FASD & TRAUMA TRAINING
Practical Information to Help Kids Recover
With Elina Falck, MC, CTS, RCC
(morning or evening sessions available)
Morning: 9:30am - 12pm (doors open 9am)
Thunderbird Hall 1420 Weiwaikum Road, Campbell River
Morning session includes health fair, free lunch (served at noon), bike give away
Evening: 6pm - 8pm (door open 5:30pm)
Dogwood Place Child & Youth Development Centre
# 201 301 Dogwood Street, Campbell River
FOR REGISTRATION CONTACT:
Jenny McLeod 250-286-1059 x 224
Research on Adolescents and Adults: If Not Now, When?
The 7th National Biennial Conference on Adolescents and Adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
April 6-9, 2016
The Hyatt Regency, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Although there have been thousands of published articles in FASD in general, there has been limited research specifically on adolescents and adults with FASD or on individuals across the lifespan. As those individuals diagnosed with FASD continue to age, the “need to know” across a broad spectrum of areas is becoming critically important for identifying clinically relevant research questions and directions.
This interactive 2016 conference will provide an opportunity to be at the forefront of addressing these issues. We will welcome a diverse group of professionals, researchers, students, families and individuals with FASD.
Contribute your knowledge and research! The Call for Abstracts is open until September 11, 2015. More details here: http://interprofessional.ubc.ca/AdultsWithFASD2016/abstract.asp
For more information, please visit the website at http://interprofessional.ubc.ca/AdultsWithFASD2016
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get on an enquiry list for updates.
On Wednesday, June 17 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT, a webinar on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome will be presented by Kenneth Lyons Jones, MD, Chief of the Division of Dysmorphology/Teratology at the Department of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Diego.
This webinar will provide a retrospective look at 40 years of the Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. The presentation will be broken into three parts: recognition of the disorder; reaction to that recognition; and finally, where we are today.
The webinar will be moderated by Christina Chambers, PhD, MPH, Professor, University of California, San Diego.
This webinar, hosted by the Teratology Society with the support of OTIS MotherToBaby, is FREE and open to the public.
REGISTRATION is required.
Members of the Teratology Society and OTIS MotherToBaby will be able to view the webinar in recorded form if they miss the live presentation.
KnowFASD is a comprehensive site where viewers can learn about the neurobehavioural deficits associated with FASD throughout the lifespan and link to intervention options.
The main homepage of the website is an interactive interface where viewers can scroll through the lifespan of individuals with FASD, with neurobehavioural issues at each developmental stage presented as they may appear in day-to-day life. By clicking on a neurobehavioural issue, viewers are directed to a “wiki” (which works in a similar fashion to Wikipedia) housing information from current research on the neurobehavioural issue at hand. Each wiki page discusses a specific neurobehavioural issue: how it presents, potential causes, and potential consequences. At the bottom of each page, a link is provided to topic-specific intervention options.
To visit the KnowFASD website, please click https://knowfasd-webpro.ualberta.ca/
FETAL ALCOHOL & OTHER NEUROBEHAVIORAL CONDITIONS:
Understanding & Application of a Brain-Based Approach
A Three-Day Workshop for Parents and Professionals
Presented by Diane Malbin and Natalie Brassard
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Mark Spencer Hotel
409 SW 11th Ave.
Portland, OR 97205