Through interactive dialogue, vignettes and videos, Kathryn Page, Ph.D., will provide an overview of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, with an emphasis on how this condition presents in young children and what we can do to help. Participants will come away with the ability to recognize and support children who may be on this spectrum, and to help caregivers adapt their approach. In addition, Kathryn will describe in detail the spectrum, prevalence, and presentation of disability caused by prenatal alcohol exposure; neurodevelopmental interpretation of FASD-related behavior; informal screening techniques and interventions.
This training is open to First 5 partners, therapeutic and related service providers, and parents! This course meets the qualifications for 3 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSW, and LPCCs, as required by the CA Board of Behavioral Sciences. Certificates of completion are also available upon request.
Kathryn Page was the Clinical Director of the FASD Diagnostic Clinic at Valley Medical Center 20 years ago, and president of the FASD Task Force in Santa Clara County. Her experience as mother of a child with FASD has driven her to push for recognition and services in California, joining together with other parents in that effort. Currently president of FASD NorCal, Kathy continues to believe that fetal alcohol-affected people can live happy, productive lives--when awareness and resources rise to the need.