Understanding FASD and other Neurobehavioral Conditions
January 13 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Why do good parenting/therapy strategies often fail when applied to individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder?
This training is designed to help individuals build a set of tools, rooted in the latest neuroscience, that will allow them to be more successful in their support of individuals with a history of trauma, suspected or confirmed FASD or other neurobehavioral conditions. The workshop is designed for parents, caregivers, teachers, providers, or other concerned community members who want to learn more about the impact of prenatal and postnatal toxic stress and trauma on the brain and how best to support individuals living with neurobehavioral differences.
Topics covered include:
- Understanding FASD
- Teaching on the neurobehavioral framework
- Overlapping diagnoses
- Healing and health – burnout prevention, resiliency, and self-care
- Advocacy and planning for next steps
Eileen Devine, LCSW, is a practicing licensed clinical social worker and the mother of a child with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. She is a certified trainer of FASCETS Neurobehavioral Model having been trained by FASD expert Diane Malbin. She is also an instructor for Portland State University’s Post-Masters Certificate in Adoption and Foster Therapy where she trains other health providers on how to support individuals who are impacted by FASD and other neurobehavioral conditions. Learn more about Eileen and her work at fasdnorthwest.com