This training addresses the importance of recognizing an FASD or other neurocognitive issues in those with whom we work or live. The brain damage seen in FASD is examined in relation to why and how to modify approaches, along with common behaviors that result from this damage and that may result in misdiagnoses such as Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Reactive Attachment Disorder, and Bipolar Disorder in the individual and neglect and sabotaging treatment in family members. Strategies for improving outcomes for the children/youth, family, and agencies and systems that serve them are highlighted.
Participants will be able to:
Describe structures of the brain that are commonly affected in children and youth with an FASD; Discuss how viewing FASD as co-occurring with other disorders is different than the general view of addressing co-occurring disorders; List strategies to improve outcomes for children/youth with an FASD and their families.
Daniel Dubovsky, MSW, FASD Specialist Daniel is a clinician working in behavioral health in a variety of systems including residential treatment, outpatient services, HIV/AIDS, medical social work, and training in a variety of positions including direct care staff, therapist, supervisor, and instructor in psychiatry. He has 25 years’ experience in addressing FASD from a personal and professional point of view. Providing consultation in a number of areas to agencies, systems of care, communities, states, and provinces to improve outcomes for individuals, families, and the programs that provide services to them. He formerly was the FASD Specialist with the SAMHSA FASD Center for Excellence.
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.
HOTEL INFORMATION - ATTENDEES ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING THEIR OWN OVERNIGHT RESERVATIONS.
Ramada Marquette, 412 W Washington St, Marquette, MI 49855 Call (906) 629-6887and use this group code: MACMHB