Upcoming Events    2022

May 2022

Communication and Cognition in Individuals with FASD

May 18, 2022   2:00-3:00 p.m. Central Time (3:00-4:00 p.m. ET)

Presenter: Elizabeth Cleveland, Ph.D., CCC-SLP  Specialty Diagnostic Resource Center

Sponsored by Specialty Diagnostic Resource Center

This webinar will explore the inner workings of cognition and communication and explain how each impacts the other. Participants will learn the basics of executive function, language processing, and pragmatic language and why they are impaired in individuals with FASD and what that impairment looks like. Examples of accommodations and intervention strategies for cognitive and communication impairments will be described throughout this webinar. 

June 2022

The Elephant in the Room: Grief

June 14, 2022 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET

Presenter: Kathy Hotelling, Ph.D. ABPP

Parent, Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Co-founder and Board Chair, NCFASD Informed

This webinar will focus on parental grief associated with raising a child with an FASD. While workshops focus on learning about our children, interacting with them, seeking appropriate services for them, and practicing self care, rarely is grief discussed. Grief is a powerful emotion which is usually associated with death or the loss of a relationship. When we parent an individual with an FASD, we experience grief whether we acknowledge this to ourselves or others. Grieving is unique, but universal. How will accepting our grief embolden us? Plenty of time will be provided for dialogue.

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Essential FASD Supports

June 22, 2022  2:00-5:00 p.m. 5:00-8:00 p.m. ET)

Presenter: Nate Sheets, BBA  FASD Consultant, Cognitive Supports

This webinar focuses on the essential, everyday supports people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders need in order to think, learn, interact, and regulate. We will cover frequent challenges caregivers and professionals encounter when trying to implement supports, as well as practical steps to move forward and improve. Participants will leave the webinar with strategies they can begin to use immediately.

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July 2022

Alcohol SBI Training for Getting Comfortable Asking About Alcohol Use

July 14, 2022 3:00-4:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Presenter: Leigh E. Tenkku Lepper, PhD, MPH  Professor Emerita

This webinar will be a presentation of the online training program located on CatalystLearningCenter.org titled, Alcohol SBI Training for the Healthcare Professional. The presentation will discuss the results of the study that was conducted showing a significant increased confidence level by providers on talking with their patients/clients about alcohol use. The course is continuously viewed and completed by a wide range of professionals.

Ongoing 2022

The National FASD Collaborative Project    Webinar Training and Support Groups 

The National FASD Collaborative Project was created in late 2020 from a discussion within the NOFAS Affiliate Network, when a need was identified to increase effective supports and evidence-based training at a national level related to FASD. FASD organizations from around the U.S. joined forces under the notion that if we each "give a little," we can create more dynamic FASD systems of care nationally.

The first initiative of the Collaborative Project was the creation of a national support group calendar.The National FASD Collaborative Project is now offering 17 online FASD support groups to caregivers, birthmothers, and self-advocates nationally! These support groups are run by a range of leading organizations and experts in the field of FASD. The support group calendar is an ongoing program through the National FASD Collaborative Project and over time, we hope to expand our support group offerings with the addition of new support groups by existing or new organizations.

Webinar Training is available for  professionals, caregivers, individuals with FASD -  anyone who wants to learn more about FASD. The National FASD Collaborative Project will be hosting  thirty-nine free webinars for the 2021-2022 academic year, from September 2021 through August 2022.

Nearly all webinars this year will be recorded and added to the 2021-2022 Recorded Webinars page for on-demand viewing as the year progresses.

Information about continuing education graduate credit and certificates of completion can be found here.

Want a printable handout of our entire 2021-2022 webinar series to share with others or review yourself? You can find an 8-page .pdf copy to print or share here.