Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Optimizing Futures for Children with FASD

Optimizing Futures for Children with 
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
1:30- 2:30 pm (Central)
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (formerly called Fetal Alcohol Syndrome) can occur in individuals whose mothers drank alcohol during pregnancy.  FASD can affect physical, cognitive, and emotional development, and the effects may be lifelong.  This condition tends to occur more frequently in children whose biological mothers live in low resource environments or lack adequate prenatal care.  

For parents and caregivers, FASD can be a discouraging diagnosis, one that inspires fear and overwhelm.  However, with adequate care, support, and structure, children with this condition can have improved outcomes.  Dr. Judith Eckerle will share about diagnosis, intervention, and steps to take to give kids with FASD the best chance of living healthy, full lives.

This is the ninth module in the CAFO Knowledge + Practice webinar series,  which translates research into actionable information that OVC care practitioners can implement immediately to elevate the quality of the care they provide. 

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