Event » 2021 December Changing the World for Our Most Challenging Clients: Making sense of lifelong challenges that occur as a result of prenatal alcohol exposure

  • Start Date: 12/8/2021
  • End Date: 12/8/2021
  • Registration Start Time: 10:00 AM
  • Hosted By: CIBHS

Event Description:
December 8, 2021

10:00 - 11:30 am (PST)

Cost: $60

Trainer: Kathryn Page, Ph.D., Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders of Northern California

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) affects roughly half of children in care but is only really recognized in three states and Canada. FASD is lifelong brain damage from prenatal alcohol exposure causing impairment in thinking, self-regulation, and the ability to manage one's life in a developmentally appropriate manner. With recognition, we can put supports in place that will clear the path to a healthy adulthood—without, these children are misunderstood, blamed, and frequently misdiagnosed, and go on to have interactions with the law and even to trouble with the law and even experience homelessness. Layers of trauma and chaotic parenting compound the challenges experienced by children with FASD—and their caregivers.  You will come away from this talk with an overview of FASD, and most importantly, what we can do to help.

Learning Objectives
  1. Recognize 10 or more of the constellation of behavioral, cognitive, and neural symptoms of FASD to improve identification of the syndrome among children in the child welfare system.
  2. Describe six common misdiagnoses of FASD to improve proper diagnoses and access to appropriate placements and services to address the needs of foster youth with FASD and their families.
  3. Describe one or more approaches to interventions for children and adults with FASD to reduce the risk for secondary disorders and improve healthy outcomes.

Questions for your clinical work:

  • Have you worked with clients, children and adults, whose actions seem completely illogical and self-defeating despite your best efforts to help?
  • Would you like to be able to recognize the signs of the brain damage from prenatal alcohol exposure that underlies much of these behaviors?
  • Would you benefit from principles of intervention and specific tips adapted to FASD?

Target Audience:

This workshop is intended for case managers, clinicians, case management supervisors, and peer support workers.

NOTE: A week prior to the event, you will receive a link to register with Zoom to obtain the webinar login information.

There is no known commercial support for this webinar.

Continuing Education:

Psychologists: Psychologist - APA: California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

LMFT, LPCC, LEP and/or LCSW: CIBHS is an approved provider for the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) to sponsor continuing education. CIBHS maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. Course meets the qualifications for 1.0 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. (Provider Number 70799)


All activities in this training are offered for continuing education credit excluding any breaks. CE Certificates of Completion will be emailed within two weeks of processing your completed online evaluation or booklet.

Questions, comments, or grievances about this CE course content or delivery, or to request special accommodations, please email Theresa Ferrini at tferrini@cibhs.org

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations for continuing education must be received in writing within 48hours after the first day of the training to receive a refund. Refunds: All refunds will be subject to a $10.00 administration fee, which will be deducted from all refund checks. In the event the provider cancels the conference, full refunds will be given.

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