Register now for the June 23, 2016 Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Webcast


Register now for the June 23, 2016 Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Webcast

Join us for this free, one-hour, thirty minute webcast titled Professionals Without Parachutes.

In this presentation we will discuss the Professionals Without Parachutes (PWP) training model.

We will explain how, through PWP, we aim to:
•    Attain a shared understanding of the change and impacts possible in FASD
•    Explore a ‘process based’ understanding of FASD that fosters responsive problem solving in supporters
•    Support development of collaborative networks that are geared towards flexible and creative approaches in working with individuals with FASD
•    Discuss application of research to support best practices.

Impacts of the PWP approach will also be presented along with ongoing evaluation and learnings that continue to shape the approach.


Date: Thursday, June 23, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Speakers: Jacqueline Pei, Associate Professor, University of Alberta
Tracy Mastrangelo,  Provincial Co-ordinator,  Wellness, Resiliency and Partnerships (WRaP) program

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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

Jacqueline Pei began her career in mental health as a forensic counsellor working with young offenders. Her current clinical and research interests include neuropsychological assessment and interventions for individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).  She is involved in projects that evaluate the unique neuropsychological profile of children and adolescents with FASD as well as evaluating appropriate interventions for this unique population.

Tracy Mastrangelo began her career in the social work field focusing on working with high risk youth in both assessment and treatment facilities. She is currently the Provincial Co-ordinator of the Wellness, Resiliency and Partnerships (WRaP) program. WRaP is an innovative program that aims to provide relationally based supports to students of vulnerable populations with a focus on FASD through a Success Coach model. Tracy also supports several FASD and education initiatives in the province including acting as Chair of the Northwest Central FASD Network.

Join us in July 2016 to take part in discussions on:
•    July: Trauma Informed Care
*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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