1145d – Webinar – What You Need to Know About Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
(June 2015) There are so many things that we do not understand about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD’s) and how pre-natal exposure can impact our children. This workshop will help to explain the mystery behind FASD. Parents who are adopting or thinking about adopting, need to understand the implications of prenatal exposure in order to better support their children.
Barb Clark attended the University of Minnesota and graduated with a BS in Youth Studies, Sociology and English. She has spent over 25 years working with at-risk youth in public schools and the nonprofit sector. She worked in the Bloomington Public Schools for eight years as the Youth Development Manager and was integral in the development and implementation of three youth centers. Barb was also the Youth Initiatives Director at the National Youth Leadership Council based in St. Paul. Barb and her husband are the parents of four adopted children, the oldest of which is diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Barb now works as a consultant who advises schools, agencies, and families to improve the education and lives of young people who are living with an FASD. She is a contractor with the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) and supports families in Hennepin and Dakota counties as well as provides training on FASD’s in schools, clinics and agencies.