Project Description

Type: Online self-directed learning course
Language: English and French
Cost: $62.50
More Information: https://estore.canfasd.ca/towards-improved-practice

This course is a training program that provides front-line service providers in many fields including mental health, addictions, corrections, shelters, literacy and adult education programs, with knowledge and tools to identify and best support women who are at-risk for having a child with FASD or individuals at-risk for having FASD themselves. These settings provide ideal opportunities to implement brief, effective approaches to prevent FASD as well as to improve outcomes for those already affected by FASD. CanFASD experts have developed a training workshop for front-line workers to improve understanding of the implications of prenatal alcohol exposure and to how to implement screening and a referral pathway for diagnosis and/or interventions.

Content includes:

  • An in-depth review of FASD and the implications of prenatal alcohol exposure on individuals and their families
  • Approaches to FASD prevention
  • Methods of providing support to women who are pregnant or may become pregnant to remain abstinent from alcohol
  • Methods for identifying individuals who have or may have an FASD, referring them for diagnosis where possible, and providing appropriate interventions to meet their needs
  • Clinical vignettes designed to realistically portray the provider–client interactions that might take place when providing FASD prevention or interventions