Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder –Strategies for Success
Date(s) - Sep 7, 2019
9:30 am - 2:00 pm
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This presentation contains a general overview of the cause of FASD, its primary and secondary characteristics, and possible advantages of early diagnosis and intervention. The participants will learn the unique challenges and strategies faced by parents and caregivers of children with FASD. It discusses the importance of understanding the social context of FASD, alcohol, and pregnancy, and family dynamics. There will be information on the impact of drugs discussed. Our need as a community to have respect and support for biological parents and individuals dealing with this condition will also be discussed.
- Child Growth and Development
- Child Health and Wellbeing
- Curriculum/Program Development
- Early Care and Education
- Family Support
- Special Needs
Suitable for parents and all early learning professionals.
Professional Development Certificate
Professional Development Certificate Credit Hours
$32.00 members/$42.00 non-members
Registration Contact Email
Registration Contact Phone Number
604-931-3400 ext. 0
Malgosia Tomanik, M.Ed., is a Family Consultant who specializes in supporting children preschool to high school age and their “big people” in a variety of environments, including homes, schools, and child care settings. Malgosia is experienced in addressing concerns associated with the daily challenges of caring for a child who requires support, including helping to make sense of difficult behaviour and supporting the big people for each child in finding a way through. Malgosia also works as a Key Worker with the Fraser Valley Child Development Centre. She provides support to caregivers raising children and youth who are living with FASD, from birth to 18 years of age.