This training approaches Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and other neuro-developmental conditions from a brain-based approach. This goal is to establish a common language for parents and caregivers, professionals and community partners so that there is a shared understanding of the individual from a brain-based perspective. This 12-hour training format was developed to help establish and sustain strengths-based informed networks of care. By creating "collective wisdom" we will:
As a social worker in private practice, Donna challenges communities through training and improved case management to develop and implement prevention, intervention and management strategies to successfully support individuals and families who are dealing with alcohol-related disabilities. She provides clinical support to children's aid societies, mental health organizations and other across Canada. Donna is working with Alberta Human Services on an innovative program targeting practice standards and expertise in Child Welfare to improve outcomes for individuals suspected as having FASD.
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