FASD Webinar Series October/November 2014

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Upcoming FASD Webinar Series brought to you by Families Affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FAFASD), NOFAS, Association of Reproductive Health Professionals, and MOFAS….


October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, (no class Nov. 6th), Nov. 13th, and 20th

Neurobehavioral Approach to FASD

Thursdays, 8:00 p.m.–10:30 p.m. (EST). This is a 7 week, 18 hour session.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a brain-based physical disability with behavioral symptoms. The brain-based approach to living with, caring for, and working with individuals and families impacted by FASD acknowledges the source of behaviors: the brain, and provides a set of research-based emerging best practices for caring for and working with people with fetal alcohol exposure. The webinars offer detailed, research-based explanations of how best to help individuals with FASD exposure and provides tools and strategies for success.

For full details, including complete course description and how to register, click here.

QUESTIONS: registration@fafasd.org


October 15, 2014, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. (EDT)
This webinar will be led by Michael Charness, M.D.

To register for free, click here.

QUESTIONS: Please contact information@nofas.org.


October 21, 2014, 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. (EDT)

Preventing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Webinar. This webinar will be led by Susan J. Astley, Ph.D.

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to:

1.Understand that alcohol is a teratogen and identify the outcomes associated with prenatal alcohol exposure

2.Identify patients at risk for offspring with FASDs

3.Integrate conversations about the risks of alcohol consumption during pregnancy into contraceptive and family planning counseling

4.Apply appropriate patient-centered communication skills to counseling reproductive age and pregnant women on prevention strategies to reduce the risks of FASD

5.Use motivational interviewing to assist pregnant women in choosing to avoid alcohol consumption

To register, click here.


October 21st, 28th and November 4th

Neurobehavioral Approach to FASD

Tuesdays, 8:00 p.m.–10:30 p.m. (EST). This is a 3 week, 7-hour intro/refresher session.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a brain-based physical disability with behavioral symptoms. The brain-based approach to living with, caring for, and working with individuals and families impacted by FASD acknowledges the source of behaviors: the brain, and provides a set of research-based emerging best practices for caring for and working with people with fetal alcohol exposure. The webinars offer detailed, research-based explanations of how best to help individuals with FASD exposure and provides tools and strategies for success.

For full details, including complete course description and how to register, click here.

QUESTIONS: registration@fafasd.org


October 22, 2014, 12:00 noon–1:30 p.m. (CST)

COST: $25

Impact of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure on the Eye and Vision- Webinar. This webinar will be led by Dr. Ray Areaux. The webinar will explore the impact of prenatal alcohol exposure on the eye and vision (including optic nerve hypoplasia).  This webinar is designed for health care providers. However, professionals who work with individuals on the spectrum, caregivers, and family members will also find this information helpful.

To register, click here

QUESTIONS: Ruth Richardson at ruth@mofas.org


October 29, 2014, 1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m. (CST)

COST: $25

FASD Basics- Webinar. This webinar will be led by Dr. Jeff Wozniak, Ph.D.  FASD Basics is designed to provide an introduction to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).  This webinar presentation is designed for primary and behavioral health care providers, social workers, educators, and other professionals who work with individuals with an FASD and their families. However, caregivers and family members will also find the information helpful.

To register, click here.

QUESTIONS: Ruth Richardson at ruth@mofas.org