September – November 2014
Our goal is to provide training on the latest research and best practices to address the interdisciplinary needs of professionals who respond and provide services to children who are affected by child maltreatment. This year’s conference will focus on the following topics: trauma-informed care, substance abuse, investigation and forensic interviewing, problematic behaviors in youth and adolescents, violence in families and communities, drug endangered children, and children involved in human trafficking.
The conference has been designed for the following professionals and agencies: child welfare, maternal and child health, researchers and evaluators, educators, Tribal, community organizations serving youth, child mental health providers, psychologists, medical, nurses, substance abuse treatment providers, juvenile and family court judges, public defenders and defense attorneys, law enforcement, prosecutors, probation officers, and prevention specialists.
- To provide information on different types of abuse, neglect, and trauma to children and the effects on their development.
- To discuss the need for coordination among law enforcement, victim service providers, medical professionals, child welfare, and prosecutors to identify, protect, and provide victim services to children exposed to child maltreatment and their caregivers.
NOFAS Vice-President Kathy Mitchell is to present a plenary and workshop on FASD at this years National Indian Health Boards 31st Annual Consumer Conference.
“This conference brings together a global network of professionals and parents for transformative workshop sessions with leading experts in the field of trauma and attachment. Dr. Ira J. Chasnoff, leading researcher in the field of child development and the effects of maternal alcohol and drug use on the newborn infant and child, will present an all-day Pre-Conference training on September 17th.”
2014 Smart Moms – Healthy Babies Gala
Celebrating 25 years of NOFAS
Sponsorships and Tickets are Available
Terry Lierman, Summit Global Ventures
Tony Podesta, The Podesta Group
Tom and Linda Daschle
Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at 6pm
The Embassy of Italy
3000 Whitehaven St NW, Washington, DC
Join national experts in the field of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) as they present the latest research and practices regarding prevention, diagnosis and strategies for living with the neurodevelopmental conditions associated with the use of alcohol during pregnancy.
Description: This session provides information about FASD and the effects of alcohol and other drugs on behaviors of children, adolescents and adults. FASD is a brain-based, neurobehavioral condition. The workshop will educate you on the current status of research for identification and on a best practices approach for treatment and accommodations. The goal is to increase understanding, reduce frustration, and expand options. Case examples of successful diagnosis, treatment and accommodations are central to this training.
Presenter: Diane V. Malbin, MSW
Web Site: www.fascets.org
Contact: Wendy Temko Phone: 503-621-1271 Fax: 503-621-1271 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Audience: Professionals, parents and caregivers who live and/or work with children, adolescents and adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders or other neurobehavioral conditions
Sponsor: FASCETS, Inc.
Location: The Mark Spencer Hotel, Portland, Oregon
2014 Alberta Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Conference
The Government of Alberta invites you to join us in this important multidisciplinary conference focused on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and its impact on individuals, families, communities and society at large. The conference will feature keynote presentations by Hayley Wickenheiser, Michael J. Kendrick, Peter Choate and Drew Dudley, and over 35 breakout sessions discussing the latest practices in FASD prevention, assessment and support. For more information about the conference, please visit http://fasd.alberta.ca.
Registration is now OPEN! Please register online at https://www.eply.com/2014FASDConferenceRegistration.
Location: Delta Edmonton South Hotel and Conference Centre
4404 Gateway Boulevard NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6H 5C2
Objectives: Over the course of the two-day conference, participants can expect to increase their knowledge on recent developments in the field of FASD, including the areas of prevention, assessment and supports; network and share with people from all areas of the FASD field; and, increase their understanding and awareness of the impact of FASD on the lives of those living with it and their support systems.
Audience: This conference will be of interest to: caregivers and families, individuals with FASD, teachers, teacher aides, social workers, nurses, speech language pathologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, physicians, alcohol and drug workers, mental health workers, community workers, family support workers, program providers, vocational rehab service providers, elected officials, government ministries, lawyers and policy-makers.
Accommodations: We are pleased to offer a special conference rate at the Delta Edmonton South of $149 per night (based on single or double occupancy) plus applicable taxes. You can book your hotel room at the Delta:
· By phone at 780-434-6415 or 1-800-661-1122. If you are calling to reserve, please mention the name
“FASD” or “2014 Alberta FASD Conference” to get the conference rate.
For any questions, please contact Theresa at 780.643.9283 or email@example.com.
CME accredited course. FASD is a world-wide epidemic. The purpose is to provide current information on effects of alcohol on the developing cardiovascular system in addition to neural effects and the societal impact.
Current research and studies will be addressed.