Events

FASD Into Action

Two day training: February 23 and March 2, 2019, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Alaska Center for Children and Adults

For professionals, parents and caregivers who live and /or work with children, adolescents or adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders or other neurobehavioral conditions. Attendees will receive 12 hours of foster/adoptive parent training credit.

Caring for a child with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder or other neurobehavioral differences related to trauma and drug exposure can be challenging. FASD Into Action is a training designed for parents and caregivers to promote understanding of brain differences and help families and caregivers build a set of tools to minimize difficult behaviors and promote success in their children. The Alaska Center for Children and Adults, in partnership with the Alaska Center for Resource Families will present FASD Into Action training over two Saturdays, February 23 and March 2, from 9 am to 3 pm. Caregivers will gain a better understanding of FASD and other neurobehavioral disorders and develop realistic tools to effectively advocate for their child inside and outside of the home. For more information or to register for the class, contact Jenn Wagaman at 456-4003 x126 or jenn.wagaman@alaskacenter.org or Rachel Hanft, Alaska Center for Resource Families 907-479-7307 or rhanft@nwresource.org.

Registration is required. Participation in the course is free. Please inform us if you will require childcare when you register so that we may determine availability. Lunch will be provided.

Social Skills Group

A children’s social skills group has met congruent to the FASD into Action class. At each meeting the children gather together for a healthy dinner, share responsibilities for dishes and clean up chores, and then engage in a challenging activity such as group games, impermanent art projects, etc. During all of these activities, therapists guide the children in social thinking skills and self regulation skills giving them practice for healthy participation in the community. Social skills will not be offered in Spring 2019, although childcare may be available as needed. Contact Jenn if you are in need of childcare.