The nondiagnostic umbrella term “fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD)” is now used to characterize the full range of damage from prenatal alcohol exposure, varying from mild to severe and encompassing a broad array of physical defects and cognitive, behavioral, emotional, and adaptive functioning deficits. This course will review improvements in FASD prevention, identification and care. Included in the discussion will be an overview of historical statistics and current research as well as current movements towards better alcohol screening and intervention for women at risk for an alcohol-exposed pregnancy and identification and treatment for individuals living with FASDs. Students will also review long and short term effects of alcohol exposure on a child, as well as common misconceptions of the many conditions and diagnosis related to alcohol exposure in-utero. The trainer uses an experiential model of learning that will include lecture, case studies, and individual and small group interaction, to stimulate participants’ engagement and practical learning.
INSTRUCTOR:Alexandra Lopez, MA, LCADC, SAC, CCS, CPS, BCPC, MAC, ICCS, ICADC
Please note: If you are using a purchase order to pay for this class, there will be an additional $6.00 charged for processing, per class!