FASD: The hidden disability you may see in out-of-home care


Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is sometimes misdiagnosed as ADHD, autism, or other disorders. Children and young people who are misdiagnosed are at risk of not receiving the right support, being misunderstood, or even being blamed for behaviours caused by their disability.  
Join us for this 2-hr workshop to learn more about the indicators of FASD,  how it can present in children and young people, and you will also walk away with some practical knowledge and skills to assist you in supporting young people living with FASD.
During the session, you will take part in a reflective practice, using a case study and our facilitator, Prue Walker, will share her vast knowledge and skills in this area.

About Prue:-
Prue is a social worker and Senior FASD Project Officer with the CETC where she is working on the development of an integrated FASD-trauma practice framework. Prue developed an interest in FASD through her work in child protection and out of home care in Victoria and the Northern Territory. In 2009 she visited the US and Canada on a Churchill Fellowship investigating models of care for children with FASD in OOHC. Prue has delivered many workshops and presentations on FASD and provides consulting services to care teams. She is a member of the FASD Guideline Development Group, the Victorian FASD Special Interest Group, and also works at the Victorian Fetal Alcohol Service (VicFAS) diagnostic clinic at Monash Children’s Hospital.

Target Audience

This session is for anyone with an interest in supporting children and young people and their carers in out-of-home care. It will be of interest to carers, professionals, policy makers and researchers.

Virtual workshop

Supporting children and young people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder 12 October 202212:00-02:00 $88.00

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