Foundations in FASD
CanFASD launched Foundations in FASD – a basic training course intended for everyone that will come into contact with individuals with FASD including all sectors of work, families, individuals with FASD, spouses, and the general public. It is currently free.
This foundational level training program provides the perspective of individuals who have FASD, is evidence-based, employs a culturally sensitive approach, and is presented in a way that is responsive to the learners needs. This online basic training course will take on average two hours to complete.
Level 1 training will provide knowledge and understanding of:
- an overview of FASD assessment and diagnosis in Canada
- an introduction to FASD interventions and promising approaches
- the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on the fetus
- the impact of alcohol on brain development
- issues related to stigma and FASD
- strategies for prevention and support
- barriers to prevention and support
- the signs and symptoms of FASD across the lifespan
A certificate will be provided to each participant upon completion.
In addition they just introduced:
FASD for School Staff Level II is an advanced training course intended for all educators working with students with FASD including all administrators, teachers, educational assistants, ECE’s, office admin, Board personnel and bus drivers.
This Level 2 training course, building on the Level 1 Foundations in FASD course, provides the perspective of individuals who have FASD and their caregivers, is evidence-based and current, employs a culturally sensitive approach, and is presented in a way that is responsive to educators.
It is available free until August 31st.
The Caregiver Curriculum on FASD course noted in 2017 and 2018 is no longer available. At least the website is no longer active, so not sure if it was moved or removed.
See the fasd on the web page for additional on-line courses and check back tomorrow for Day 48!