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A Silent Epidemic: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Thu, Mar 23, 2017: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

DATES: March 23-24.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) is a common, complex neurodevelopmental disorder that often is misunderstood. The data shows that persons with FASD are served in multiple systems: mental health, drug and alcohol, social services, special education, homeless programs, and criminal justice, both juvenile and adult.

Training Summary
Medically, FASD is really a full body disorder. Recent data show subtle neurological problems in FASD, affecting the psychiatric presentation of persons with this disorder. In addition, over 400 co-morbid health conditions have been reported. Come learn about clients/patients who present unique challenges to diagnosis and treatment. Professionals will find valuable information at this training on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD/ND-PAE).
 
Objectives

  • As a result of this training, participants will be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), an under diagnosed and complex neurodevelopmental disorder, based on cutting edge research
  • Develop expertise in diagnosing FASD (ND-PAE, DSM 5)
  • Discuss mental illness and neurological problems related to FASD
  • Identify specific issues in neurological and psychiatric management of FASD
  • Give examples of health conditions that are comorbid with FASD
  • Summarize the panel discussion provided by adults living with FASD

All presentations will include interactive discussion.

Register here. 

 

Date: 
Thu, Mar 23, 2017: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: 
USCF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland - Children's Outpatient Center
744 52nd Street
94609 Oakland , CA
US
Fee description: 

$250: 9 CEUs available (see below)
One Day Option Available: $150
Student Rate: $100

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