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Early Identification and Support for Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

Friday, July 14th 2023
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
From $120.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD) is a condition caused by prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) and affects children’s development and mental health throughout their life. Approximately 2%-5% of Australian children are affected by this condition.

This webinar will describe FASD and its impact on each area of child development. This will be followed by a discussion of indicators that can support the early identification of children at risk of developing mental health concerns. The principles of effective support will also be discussed alongside exploration of available support and resources for children, families, and supporting professionals.

Who should attend? This webinar is suitable for any social workers who work in children’s services, welfare services, and/or school settings. Allied health professionals, counsellors, community workers and school support staff are also encouraged to attend.

Learning Outcome - By the end of this program, participants will be able to: Understand the potential impacts of PAE and FASD on child development; Recognise and identify common indicators of PAE in children aged 0-12; Consider factors involved in providing effective support to children and families impacted by PAE; Evaluate and access a range of appropriate supports and resources for clients and their families.

Presenter: Dr Sara McLean is a registered psychologist and Knowledge Translation Advisor for Emerging Minds. Sara also runs a private practice and consultancy in the areas of child protection, disability and developmental difference, and children with challenging behaviours.

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