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#20210526_1 WEBINAR: What is FASD & How Can I Help?




(May 2021)  In this webinar learn more about FASD. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) are not easily understood even though they are much more common than most people would assume. If you are a friend or extended family member of an individual with an FASD, this workshop is for you!

In the first session, participants will learn about this “invisible disability” and the impact that prenatal alcohol exposure has on the brain. You will learn why individuals struggle and in what areas. Come back for Part Two and we will explore strategies that, no matter your role in the individuals’ life, can be used to make a positive impact in both the person affected and their families’ lives. The support, understanding, and encouragement you can provide for a family or individual with an FASD can make all the difference in a world that does not often understand this diagnosis. In the process of learning more about how both trauma and prenatal alcohol exposure impact the brain, we will share ways to support these amazing youth and their families!

Barb Clark is a parent who has made a ton of mistakes and has lived to tell. She is now passionate about sharing what she has learned with other parents and professionals to make their journey smoother than hers was. Through humor and real-life experiences, she shares information about how trauma impacts children’s brains, and how to move away from consequence-based strategies and instead use strategies that promote relationship and attachment building. She has a particular passion for educating others on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, trauma-informed parenting strategies, and parent support networks, which she does through her position at the North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) as well as through her work as an FASD Consultant.

(1 hour, 49 minutes)

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