Register now for the February 16, 2016 Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Webcast


Register now for the February 16, 2016 Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Webcast

Join us for this free, one-hour and thirty minute webcast titled: FASD: A Prevention Conversation.

This webcast is focused on Alberta’s evidence-based approach to raising awareness and preventing FASD.

Panel participants will discuss the harmful effects of alcohol and pregnancy and how a province-wide prevention approach can help reduce and prevent FASD. Join the FASD Prevention Conversation team from across Alberta to learn more about the Prevention Conversation and how Alberta is making progress to reduce FASD. 


Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
Speakers: Rod DeVries, Madelyne Porter & Dr. Hélène Wirzba 
Register Here
Format: Live webcast presentation with Q & A
Cost: FREE! Please share with your networks
Q & A: You can pose questions to the speakers through the live chat functionality

Rod DeVries has been the FASD Prevention Conversation Facilitator with the South East Alberta FASD Network.  His long-term involvement with the not-for-profit community and the disability sector have been very helpful in making the needed connections for his current work.  

Madelyne Porter has been the FASD Prevention Conversation Facilitator with the Calgary FASD Network since 2014.  Her previous experience as a researcher and a health professional informs her current work. 

Dr. Hélène Wirzba is a Credentialed Evaluator.  As a consultant, she has been responsible for several regional and provincial evaluations of FASD projects over the past five years.

All three have been part of FASD: The Prevention Conversation since its launch December, 2013. Collectively, this team has many years experience in raising awareness of FASD as a preventable disability. They believe in the power of conversation to make a difference in  reducing the risk of alcohol-exposed pregnancy.
Join us for monthly webcasts until July 2016 to take part in discussions on:
•    March: FASD 101 for Justice Workers & Lethbridge Police Service FASD Support Training
•    April: Practical tools for the frontline worker
•    May: A Caregivers Perspective
•    June: Trauma Informed Care
•    July: New Diagnostic Guidelines for AB & Best Practices for Clinics
*Note: Topics and dates may change. We will send email updates to keep you informed.

Watch other Human Services webcasts.
You can watch the full videos of the previous webcasts on the FASD Website

The FASD Learning Series helps individuals, caregivers, front-line workers and professionals learn more about FASD, and how to support persons with FASD. The webcast and videoconference educational sessions cover a broad range of topics and are accessible to all Albertans. 

Alberta’s FASD 10-Year Strategic Plan outlines the government’s commitment to provide awareness and prevention of FASD, as well as assessment, diagnosis, and support for individuals with FASD and their caregivers. All services and activities are built on a foundation of stakeholder engagement.


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