#20220615 WEBINAR: [2 Part Series – Part 1] What is FASD & What Should I Do Differently?
(June 2022) Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) are not easily understood even though they are much more common than most people would assume. If you are a parent, friend, or extended family member of an individual with an FASD, this workshop is for you! In the first session, What is FASD? participants will learn about this “invisible disability” and the impact that prenatal alcohol exposure has on the brain. You will learn why individuals struggle and in what areas. Come back for Part Two, What Should I Do Differently? and we will explore strategies, no matter your role in the individual’s life, that can be used to make a positive impact in both the person affected and their families’ lives. The support, understanding, and encouragement you can provide for a family or individual with an FASD can make all the difference in a world that does not often understand this diagnosis. In the process of learning more about how both trauma and prenatal alcohol exposure impact the brain, we will share ways to support these amazing youth and their families!
Barb Clark has four children, the oldest of whom is diagnosed with an FASD. Barb has made a ton of mistakes and wants to help others avoid those mistakes. She works at the North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) and provides training on trauma-informed strategies, post adoption support, & her personal passion, FASD. She is committed to improving the education and lives of individuals who were prenatally exposed to drugs and alcohol. Barb Clark has a B.I.S. in Youth Studies from the University of Minnesota but has learned more through parenting than any degree could ever teach.
(1 hour, 55 minutes)