“Living With FASD” offers 22 free webinars throughout september to parents, families and professionals to help support those with FASD

Living With FASD 2014 Summit: Building a Bridge to Adulthood
25+ hours of online training for families & professionals living and working with those with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
September 9th – 20th, 2014

Though this year’s theme is “Building a Bridge to Adulthood” the information given is as important to those caring for individuals with FASD who are younger than their teen years. It is important to be familiarized with systems and specific services and have them put in place as early as possible.

Experts will share practical approaches to prevention, and support strategies—from their professional and personal experience. The webinars will provide up to date training in the following 7 topics:

  1. Independence vs. Interdependence: Those with FASD will require external support for their lifetime (systems and other people acting as an external brain), thus interdependence is a more realistic goal rather than full independence;
  2. Substance Use and Treatment: 46% will face issues of substance use in their lifetime;
  3. Mental Health: 90% will experience some kind of mental health issue (suicide, depression, ADHD, etc.);
  4. Legal Issues: 60+% will have trouble with the law or be confined, mainly due to a lack of understanding between cause and effect;
  5. Vocation and Employment: Understanding the difference between personal and work relationships, being “on time”, and handling money;
  6. Sex: Engaging in inappropriate sexual behaviour (either as victim or perpetrator) and not understanding all responsibilities involved when having children of their own;
  7. New Research: Prominent FASD researcher Dr. Ed Riley speculates that brain maturation in those with FASD can occur 10 years later than their peers (find out why this is good news!).

A huge advantage of these series of webinars is that they are easily accessible from the comfort of your home, workplace or even on the road.

– See more and register at: http://livingwithfasd.com/#sthash.3Cjf60hp.dpuf

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