FASD Learning Series from the Alberta government

The Alberta government is running another year of free lectures and educational opportunities on FASD. Click here to see the full list of lectures to be given by webcast.

The first webcast in the series is from an FASD prevention perspective. Cristine Urqhart, Co-Founder of Change Talk Associates, will be discussing “Talking with Women about Alcohol and Pregnancy.”

The session will address how we communicate with pregnant women and women in their childbearing years along the continuum of risk. “Combining substance-informed, trauma-informed, and motivational interviewing principles and approaches, strategies and skills will be shared that can be adapted to participants’ practice settings. Emphasis will be placed on opening the conversation and sharing information in a way that respects autonomy, is collaborative and avoids re-traumatization.”

The webcasts are free but you do need to register. Click here for a brief intro to motivational interviewing.