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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) – Part 2

Level: Advanced Practice – Lineworker

Credits: 6

Intended Audience: New and current child welfare personnel seeking knowledge to work more effectively with individuals and families regarding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Intended Objectives:

To recognize the neurobehavioral characteristics of FASD at different ages.
To become familiar with reasonable expectations and the most effective strategies for facilitating positive change and effective communication with individuals with FASD.
To understand the prevention and remediation of secondary disabling conditions associated with FASD.

Topics Include:

  • The FASD life, what is it like?
  • Neurobehaviors
  • Cultural behavioral interpretations
  • Problems and solutions
  • Intervention keys

CalSWEC Competencies Addressed:

2.14 Student understands the importance of working together with families, foster families, and kin networks, involving them in assessment and planning, and helping them cope with special stresses and difficulties.

3.5 Student demonstrates understanding of how the strengths perspective and empowerment approaches can influence growth, development, and behavior

6.3 Student understands the requirements for effectively serving and making decisions regarding children with special needs and the balancing of parental and child rights.

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