FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders) Event – Guest Speaker Dan Dubovsky
International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Day is observed every September to spread the message that during the nine months of pregnancy a woman should abstain from alcohol. Anytime is a good time to raise awareness about FASD, please join us for this special event on Wednesday September 7, 2016.
This event is FREE and continental breakfast will be provided.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS
3 CEUs available – Scroll down to read more
Who Should Attend
*Parents, foster parents, caregivers, nurses, social workers, psychologists, and educators
*Those who work in government, healthcare, criminal justice and community agencies are encouraged to attend
*Anyone with an interest in the health of our community
Dan Dubovsky, MSW, has spent over 40 years in the field of behavioral health. He has worked as a child care worker in residential treatment and as a therapist in residential treatment, inpatient, outpatient, and community settings. Dan has been involved in the field of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) for over 20 years. He has presented regionally, nationally and internationally on FASD focusing on prevention and interventions for children, adolescents and adults. For this work, his son Bill has been his mentor and best teacher.
In addition to FASD, Dan has developed curricula and provided training and technical assistance for families and professionals working in mental health, developmental disabilities, education, justice, vocational services, and substance abuse treatment on loss and grieving, psychopharmacology, child and adolescent development, violence in youth, anger management, team building, stress and burnout, transition, and life span disorders such as Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Mood Disorders, and Schizophrenia.
For 13 years, Dan was the FASD Specialist for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) FASD Center for Excellence in the U.S. He currently works as a consultant, providing training and technical assistance to agencies, communities, states, and provinces. He has also co-facilitated a group for non-offending caregivers of children who have been sexually abused. Dan has a keen interest in improving outcomes for individuals, families, and the services that support them.
“Improving Outcomes in All Settings by Recognizing and Responding to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs)”
Dan Dubovsky, MSW, will share with the audience the consequences of not accurately diagnosing FASD and how FASDs co-occur with other disorders. The strengths of people with FASDs will be discussed, as well as, modifications and strategies to improve outcomes for individuals and their families.
By the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
1. Identify the estimated prevalence of FASD in the overall population;
2. Discuss how viewing FASD as co-occurring with other disorders is different than the general view of addressing co-occurring disorders;
3. List strategies to improve outcomes for individuals with an FASD and their families.
7:30 A.M. – Sign-in and Breakfast
8:00 A.M. – Welcome Remarks
8:15 A.M. – Speaker -Dan Dubovsky, MSW “Improving Outcomes in All Settings by Recognizing and Responding to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs)”
11:25 A.M. – Closing Remarks
CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS (CEUs)
$15 for Members of NASW and $25 for Non-Members of NASW
NASW-PA Chapter is a co-sponsor of this workshop. 3 CEs will be awarded for completion of this course. NASW has been designated as a pre-approved provider of professional continuing education for social workers (Sec.47.36), Marriage and Family Therapist (Sec.48.36) and Professional Counselors (Sec. 49.36) by the PA State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors. It is advised that Nurses and Psychologists consult with their state board to find out if CEUs from this event will be accepted.
To receive the CEU Certificate, the Certificate fee should be mailed directly to NASW-PA after the program, along with the post-event evaluation form. This information will be provided at the event.
Made possible by: PA Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP), Northampton County Drug and Alcohol, Lehigh County Office of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, and Center for Humanistic Change, Inc.
CHC is proud to be a State Resource for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, and a NOFAS Affiliate (National Organization for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome)
NOTE: REGISTER EARLY FOR THIS WELL-ATTENDED ANNUAL EVENT. REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE WHEN MAX CAPACITY HAS BEEN REACHED
If you are interested in having a presentation on FASD for your group, or more information on the topic, please contact CHC at 610-443-1595.
Presented by: Billy Edwards , Deputy Public Defender III, Los Angeles County; Mark Regan , Disability Law Center of Alaska; Meg Zaletel , Zaletel Law; Judge Michael Jeffery (Ret.) Barrow; Kate Sumey , Mental Health Court; L. Diane Casto , Behavioral Health Policy Advisor, Department of Health and Social Services; Shannon Cross-Azbill , Clinical Director, Division of Juvenile Justice; Vickie Tinker , FASD Diagnostic Team Coordinator, Frontier Community Services; Deb Evensen , FASD Consultant; Christie Reinhardt , Governor’s Council on Disabilities & Special Education; Deborah Wilson, EdD, School Psychologist, Foster Parent; Teri Tibbett , Advocacy Coordinator, Alaska Mental Health Board/Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
2016 LEGISLATION FASD and Criminal Justice Reform (SB 91) FASD and Medicaid Reform (SB 74) ASSESSMENT & DIAGNOSIS Working with assessments/diagnosis Assessing for adaptive behavior Maternal alcohol history FASD AND SPECIAL EDUCATION What brings juveniles with FASD into justice system Eligibility for Special Education services Strategies for working with families FASD AS A MITIGATING FACTOR FASD Mitigating Factor facts and history FASD and competency Confessions, suggestibility, and gullibility IQ and adaptive behavior WORKING WITH CLIENTS WITH FASD Identifying and understanding characteristics of FASD Practical strategies for working with adults with FASD FASD and Guardianship COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES FOR PEOPLE WITH FASD Therapeutic Courts Case Management/Care Coordination Housing, Employment, Education and Training, Treatment
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Hosted by the Alaska Bar Association Sponsored in part by the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority Registration fee: $99 ($124 after September 2) (5.25 General and 1.0 Ethics CLE Credits) Contact Mary DeSpain 272-7469 – email@example.com
This workshop will provide information about FASD and the effects of alcohol and other drugs on the behaviors of children, adolescents, and adults. FASD is a brain-based, neurobehavioral condition. The workshop will educate you on the current status of research, and will present an evidence-based best practices approach. The goal is to increase understanding, reduce frustration, and expand options. Case examples of successful diagnosis, treatment, and accommodation are central to this training.
Presenter: Suzanne C. Emery
Web Site: www.fascets.org
Contact: Wendy Temko
Audience: Professionals, parents and caregivers who live and/or work with children, adolescents or adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders or other neurobehavioral conditions
Sponsor: FASCETS, Inc.
Location: The Mark Spencer Hotel, Portland, Oregon
FASD Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan
October 28, 2016. 9:00 to 3:00
Keynote Speaker – Deb Evensen
Contact: Barb Wybrecht for further details, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in the year 2016
FASD – What We Have Learned and How We Have Changed by Helga V. Toriello PhD,
FASD Solutions – Behavioral and Educational Strategies Across the Life Span by Debra Evensen MA
Bethany Christian Services
901 Eastern Avenue
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Due to the generosity and creativity of our sponsors, the conference is fully funded, including lunch, and a training DVD.
- Spectrum Health Genetics
- Bethany Christian Services, Post Adoption Resources
- Developmental Disabilities Institute, Wayne State University
Social Work CEUs are pending.
Registration: Send e-mail to Sherri Irwin email@example.com by October 14th.
Audience capacity is 200.
Save the date for the MOFAS 5th Annual FASD matters conference: navigating stigma, toxic stress, and trauma, which will be held November 10 – 11, 2016 at the Minneapolis Marriott NW in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. MOFAS is pleased to announce the call for presentations for breakout sessions is now open. Apply now for consideration using the online form. Online submissions are due by March 31, 2016 at 4:30 pm central standard time. Questions? Contactruth@mofas.org.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS/ADVANCE NOTICE
When: March 1-4, 2017
Where: The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, BC
Advance Notice/Call for Abstracts: http://interprofessional.ubc.ca/FASD2017/AdvanceNotice.pdf
Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to be put on the enquiry list