Living Well: FASD and Mental Health Conference (Nov 5-7, 2014 )

Program and Registration Information now available

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The Living Well: FASD and Mental Health conference will be held November 5-7, 2014 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The conference is an initiative of the Canada Northwest FASD Partnership Conference and hosted by Healthy Child Manitoba.

The Living Well: FASD and Mental Health conference will delve into the interconnection between mental health and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder spanning the areas of prevention, intervention, support, evaluation and research. This multidisciplinary event will cover topics such as how individuals with FASD and mental health concerns can be better understood and supported, how caregivers can support their mental health and how mental health concerns influence FASD prevention work.

Keynote Presentations include:

  • Dan Dubovsky — Working with Individuals Living with FASD and Mental Health Concerns: Best and Promising Practices
  • Nancy Poole — Working with Pregnant Women with Mental Health and Substance Use Concerns: Best and Promising Practices
  • Dr. Ana Hanlon-Dearman — FASD Diagnosis: Mental Health Considerations
  • Dr. Mansfield Mela — FASD and Mental Health Disorders: Exclusive or Mosaic?
  • Brenda Knight — Responding to the Complex Issues of Families Living with FASD
  • Momenta and the FASD Family Network — Feeling Success: The Camp Experience

Some of the workshops included in the program are:

  • FASD Assessments: From the Clinic to the Court Room — Jonathan Rudin and Panel
  • Evaluation: What’s All the Fuss About? — Jacquie Pei and Panel
  • We’ve Only Just Begun: Advances in FASD Prevention — Nancy Poole and Colleen Dell

Visit the conference website here. View the full program here.

FASD Throughout the Lifespan Conference and 14th National FACE Research Roundtable: Call for Abstracts

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The FASD Newfoundland & Labrador Network (fasdNL) will be hosting a national FASD Conference & the 14th National FACE Research Roundtable in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador in September 2013.

September 5 & 6, 2013 – Conference: FASD Throughout the Lifespan: from prevention to lifelong support

September 7, 2013 – 14th Annual Fetal Alcohol Canadian Expertise (FACE) Research Roundtable

The event has three key components: 1) professional training sessions on FASD screening and diagnoses; 2) best practices on FASD prevention campaigns, strategies, programs & policies; and 3) evidence-based approaches to FASD intervention & lifelong support for people living with FASD.

The conference is open to family members, physicians, medical specialists, allied health professionals, service providers in health/mental health, addictions, justice, education, prevention, child welfare, and anyone interested in FASD.

Information about submitting abstracts to the conference can be found on the fasdNL website and you can take a look at the keynote speakers here.