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How Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Affects Kids in Care
07/17 - 08/06
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is prevalent within the foster/adoptive community and one of the most commonly misunderstood and challenging brain-based disorders. This course provides participants with an understanding of the lifelong impacts and range of effects associated with FASD. Participants will identify common behavioral challenges and the unique strengths of individuals with FASD. With this information, participants can reframe the meaning of behaviors while modifying expectations and environments. The impact on the family and individuals living with FASD are discussed, in addition to the importance of being an advocate for an individual with FASD.
- Reflect on the prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) within the foster care community
- Explain how Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is an umbrella term related to Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), Alcohol Related Neurodevelopmental Disorder (ARND), and Neurodevelopmental Disorder Associated with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure (ND-PAE), and differentiate between each
- Recognize the lifelong impact of pre-natal alcohol use on individuals
- Recognize signs and symptoms of FASD across the lifespan
- Identify common behavioral challenges and strengths for individuals with FASD
- Compare and contrast co-occurring disorders associated with FASD
- Reframe the meaning of behaviors to modify expectations, actions, and environment
- Advocate on behalf of an individual with FASD
- Recognize the importance of self-care