April 17, 2018, Free Webcast: MENTORING CAREGIVERS: THE LIVED EXPERIENCE.

Register now for the April 17, 2018, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Webcast

Join us for this free webcast titled: Mentoring Caregivers: The Lived Experience.

This presentation explores the benefits of an FASD caregiver mentorship program and the importance of acceptance, compassion and understanding from someone who shares the same experience of parenting individuals with FASD.

Our presenters will discuss the importance of coaching and mentoring caregivers to advocate for their loved ones and involving their own natural supports in the mentorship program. They will also share their mentorship program success stories and caregiving strategies and ideas that work for them.

Specific information about the FASD mentorship program (provided by Wood’s Homes in Calgary) will be shared.

This presentation will be of interest to community services and front-line workers as well as caregivers supporting persons with FASD.

AGENDA:
Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. MST
Speakers: Jody Jordan and Janet Stewart
Register Here
Format: Pre-recorded webcast
Cost: FREE! Please share with your networks

Q&A: You can pose questions to the speakers through the live chat functionality. Remember, the live webcasts are interactive and we encourage you to participate in the question and answer portions by typing questions for speakers in the chat window, which is located below the main video panel on the webcast page.

SPEAKER BIOS
Jody Jordan is a parent to three children with FASD.  She is a caregiver mentor with Wood’s Homes.  She is also a facilitator for the MAPS Partnership Caregiver Networking Support Group and an active executive board member for the Calgary Fetal Alcohol Network.

Janet Stewart, R. Psych, has been involved with Wood’s Homes in Calgary in a variety of programs over the past 14 years as a clinician. She is currently the manager of the Eastside Family Centre – a walk-in, no-fee counselling center.

Previous webcasts are available on the CSS Learning Series Website.

THE FASD LEARNING SERIES:
The FASD Learning Series helps individuals, caregivers, front-line workers and professionals learn more about FASD, and how to support persons with FASD. The 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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