Introduction to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Friday, November 17 2017 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM [EST]

1 Long Wharf Drive, 3rd Floor, New Haven, CT, 06511, United States

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Friday, November 17 2017 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM [EST]

SOTA - DCF Southern Training Academy, 1 Long Wharf Drive, New Haven, CT, 06511, United States.

In this course participants will be introduced to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders as a leading cause of preventable intellectual disabilities.  This course is designed to improve prevention, identification, and management of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs).  FASD refers to the range of physical, mental, behavioral and learning disabilities that an individual may acquire as a result of maternal alcohol consumption. Areas of focus will include an overview of diagnostic terminology and criteria, facts about FASDs and alcohol use among pregnant women, the cause of FASDs, typical disabilities and strengths of individuals with diagnosis under this umbrella term, prevention strategies and resources as well as the role of child protection and educational professionals.

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Pamela.williams@ct.gov 860-560-5025

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