The Feb 21st FASD Lansing Training is currently at capacity. Please email email@example.com if you would like to be placed on a waitlist.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Training: Improving Outcomes for Youth, Families, and Agencies by Recognizing and Responding to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and Other Neurocognitive Impairments
Many youth struggle at home, in school, in treatment, in corrections, and in other systems. In addition, a number of families involved in child welfare and other systems are viewed as being neglectful and uncaring. This is often because these individuals do not respond to typical approaches that are utilized such as reward and consequences. However, for a significant group, the failure to respond to these approaches is not due to willful behavior but rather to how the brain is processing information. This training addresses the importance of recognizing an FASD or other neurocognitive issues in those with whom we work or live. Why many who are not correctly recognized often receive misdiagnoses such as Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Reactive Attachment Disorder, and Bipolar Disorder and what this means for interventions is examined. Strategies for improving outcomes for the individual, family, and agencies and systems that serve them are highlighted.
Participants will be able to:
Define terms regarding the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure Identify structures of the brain that are affected by prenatal alcohol exposure Examine the importance of screening and assessment for those who may have an FASD or other subtle cognitive impairments Discuss the effects of misdiagnosis and co-occurring disorders on implementing interventions Describe a positive focused system of care List strategies to improve outcomes for individuals with an FASD and their families.
Presenter: Daniel Dubovsky, MSW, FASD Specialist Dan has worked for over 40 years in the field of behavioral health. He has worked as a child care worker in residential treatment and as a therapist in residential treatment, inpatient, outpatient, and community settings. Dan has been involved in the field of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) for over 20 years. He has presented regionally, nationally and internationally on FASD focusing on interventions and prevention for children, adolescents and adults.
Who Should Attend? Children’s Services Staff from CMHSP and their network providers’ specifically Children’s Services clinicians (OP, Home-based Services), case managers, Parent Support Partners, Wraparound Facilitators, supervisors are the priority for training. Educators, Child Welfare staff, Juvenile Court staff, Substance Abuse Prevention Staff and Substance Use Disorder Treatment Staff, health care providers and other child/youth service providers are invited to attend as space is available. This seminar contains content appropriate for Michigan clinical staff (social work micro) at all levels of practice.
Registration Fee: $35 per person includes materials, breakfast, lunch and refreshments
Certificate Awarded: At the conclusion of this seminar, bring your “Verification and Certificate of Attendance” form to the MACMHB Staff to be initialed. You will turn in the top sheet and retain the bottom sheet which serves as proof of participation for your own and your agency records.
Evaluation: There will be an opportunity for each participant to complete an evaluation of the course and the instructors. If you have any issues with the way in which this training was conducted or other problems, you may note that on your evaluation of the conference or you may contact MACMHB at 517-374-6848 or through our webpage at www.macmhb.org for resolution.
*National Accreditation rules indicate that if you are over 5 minutes late, you forfeit your CEUs for the entire training. Please note that this is a National rule that MACMHB must enforce or we could lose our provider status to provide CEUs in the future. This rule will be strictly followed.
Hotel for Overnights:
Country Inn Suites by Carlson, 6511 Centurion Drive, Lansing, MI 48917
Rate: $75/plus tax per night; to receive this special rate, call (517) 827-7000 and use this group code: MACMHB