Tuesday, March 26, 2024 from 11 am – 1:00 pm EST / 10am – 12pm CT.
An Introduction to Understanding FASD
Of all substances of abuse, alcohol causes the most serious long-term effects in a fetus, resulting in permanent brain damage. Many children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome go undiagnosed and suffer lifelong social challenges, serious mental health problems, and involvement with the juvenile justice system. Proper identification and intervention can help prevent many of these challenges. If you work professionally with children or are a foster care parent knowing about the symptoms, developmental challenges, and appropriate interventions for children on the FASD spectrum is crucial. This webinar will help the attendee identify red flags and signs that may indicate that a child may have brain-based difficulties as a result of prenatal alcohol exposure. This presentation will also help attendees shift their perspective in order to begin to view social/emotional problems, difficult behaviors, and learning challenges of these individuals as a symptom of brain dysfunction and not willful defiance and opposition.
The Florida Center for Early Childhood operates the only FASD Diagnostic Clinics in the State of Florida!
Florida Bar Association: CLE Credits: 2.5 General, 2.5 Mental Health and Wellness; Certification Credits: 2.5 Juvenile Law
CE Information: 2. CEs for Florida Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and Certified Master Social Worker through CEBroker. Certificates will be supplied.
Jacquelinne Anderson, LCSW Lead Coordinator, Sarasota Kathryn Shea Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Clinic.
Jaquelinne graduated from the University of South Florida after having received her Master’s degree in Social Work. She has been dedicated to serving and working with families since she began her career and has worked in several capacities at agencies that provide support in the areas of parenting, grief, mental health, and currently, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Jaquelinne is nationally certified and/or trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and the FASCETS Neurobehavioral Model.
Jennifer Werden, BSW FASD Parent Advocate at The Florida Center
Jenn is a mom of four, including one child living with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, the most severe on the FASD spectrum. She serves as a parent advocate for The Florida Center’s FASD program. She has a bachelor’s degree in social work from Florida State University and is currently pursuing her master’s in the same field. Jenn is expertly trained in Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) and has participated in FASCETS neuro-behavioral model, Circle of Security, and numerous FASD trainings.