This course will provide information on the importance of identifying individuals who may have a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. It will examine how the brain damage from prenatal alcohol exposure affects one's behavior, and best approaches for working with individuals with FASD and their families.
Course created on January 10, 2019
- After this course, participants will be able to list 3 brain structures affected by prenatal alcohol exposure.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the most recent prevalence rates for FASD in the U.S.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe 3 approaches that can be helpful for someone with FASD.
|5-10 Minutes||What is FASD and how common is it|
|10-15 Minutes||Challenges in Recognizing FASD|
|15-25 Minutes||Co-occurring issues and misdiagnoses|
|25-40 Minutes||Brain damage in FASD and how it affects behaviors|
|40-45 Minutes||A strengths-based approach to FASD|
|45-55 Minutes||Modifications to improve outcomes|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
MSW FASD Specialist
Dan has worked for over 40 years in the field of behavioral health, in residential, outpatient, and hospital settings. He has been involved in the field of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) for over 25 years, 14 of them as the FASD Specialist for the SAMHSA FASD Center for Excellence. For this work, his son Bill has been his mentor and best teacher. In addition to FASD, Dan has developed and presented curricula for those working in mental health and substance use services on loss and grieving, psychopharmacology, child and adolescent development, stress and burnout, and others. Dan has also co-facilitated a group for non-offending caregivers of children who have been sexually abused. He currently works as a consultant, providing training and technical assistance in the U.S. and Canada.
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