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NFAPA Virtual In-Service Training: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder from a Trauma Lens

Saturday, January 21, 2023
9:00 am11:00 am

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder from a Trauma Lens
January 21, 2023, 9:00-11:00 am

We are seeing high rates of children who have been prenatally exposed to alcohol, drugs and high levels of in-utero stress which can have a significant impact on the individual’s brain development. Although Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) are twice as common as autism, this disorder often goes undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. Children, adolescents and adults with an FASD have invisible brain injuries and typical parenting, teaching and therapeutic strategies are often ineffective. It is vital for anyone parenting, teaching or working with these individuals to understand the reasons behind the learning and behavioral challenges and to have an in-depth understanding of the strategies which are more effective with these neuro-behavioral differences.

Presented by Barb Clark from North American Council on Adoptable Children