Upcoming Events    2022 - 2023

December 2022





NASW Maine Chapter  Webinar

Practical Essentials of FASD-Informed Care: Building Competence to Serve a Common Disability Across the Lifespan        Christie Petrenko PhD      Madonna Mooney FASD Maine

December 14, 2022   9 - 10:30 AM ET

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) impact an estimated 1 in 20 people in the United States. Yet, most professionals and community members have not had the opportunity to learn about this common condition and how to best support people with FASD. This informative presentation will begin with essential facts everyone should know about FASD. Madonna Mooney, co-founder of FASD Maine, will also share how FASD impacts all Maine residents. Dr. Christie Petrenko from the University of Rochester will continue the program using case-based learning to illustrate how attendees can begin to implement FASD-informed care across the lifespan in their practice. Useful and practical resources will be offered.  

Christie Petrenko, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and researcher who has been working with people with FASD since 2003. She completed her graduate training with Edward Riley and Sarah Mattson in San Diego, CA and is currently a faculty member at Mt. Hope Family Center, University of Rochester in NY. Her research focuses on developing and evaluating interventions for people with FASD, including the use of mobile health technology to increase access to care. She has experience training teams of providers both regionally and internationally in FASD diagnosis. Dr. Petrenko also runs a multidisciplinary FASD clinic providing diagnostic, intervention, and family support services in Rochester, NY.

Registration  is free to NASW members    $25 for non-members 

Family members/Caregivers/Non-clinicians welcome!


March 2023

Sweetser    Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders    Christie Petrenko, PhD

March 17, 2023  9 AM - 4 PM ET  Interactive Webinar   6 Contact Hours

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) are lifelong and affect 2-5% of the population. People with FASD often seek mental health care, but few providers can recognize and serve them effectively. Learn important principles and skills of FASD-informed care to benefit the children, adults, and families with FASD in your practice.

Dr. Christie Petrenko is a clinical psychologist, researcher and Research Associate Professor at Mt. Hope Family Center, University of Rochester. In addition, she holds faculty appointments within the Departments of Psychology and Pediatrics and is the Director of Clinical Training of the Clinical Psychology PhD Program.

Dr. Petrenko leads a multidisciplinary program on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), specializing in improving access to care and quality of life for people with FASD. She has multiple clinical trials underway funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).

 Register here sweetser.org   207.294.4414


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.