September 28 – 30, 2009 (9:00 – 4:00 p.m.)
Jefferson County Public Schools
900 Floyd Street Room 247
Louisville Kentucky 40203
RSVP to Jackie Engle (firstname.lastname@example.org) or 502-439-4591.
Work with anyone (or their families/care providers) currently (or may in the future) that are impacted by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder? Wonder about the leading known cause of mental retardation in the U.S.? Ever wonder what happens at the very beginning stages (the first few weeks!) of pregnancy where Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is present? What about later? What about in childhood, school, social interactions, adulthood? Ever wonder how FASD is diagnosed? Simply want to learn more about it and spread the word? Want to know what resources are available that can help? If you answered 'YES' to any of these - this training may be just for you!
Training objectives are:
· How alcohol affects a developing baby’s brain and body;
· FASD as a community issue;
· How to work differently with a child/adult affected by prenatal alcohol;
· Women and addictions;
· Prevention/intervention with pregnant women’
· FASD research, resources and networking (both state and national); and
· How to refer clients for FASD diagnosis.
A few items of note:
* Thanks to funding from the Kentucky Department of Substance Abuse, this training is FREE.
* Special thanks to the Jefferson County Public Schools for providing the training site.
* Free CEUS are approved for: EILA (18), CADC (18), Social Work (18), Nursing/HANDS (15.4), Psychology (18), and LMFT (18). Certificates are provided.
* Refreshments (morning and afternoon snack/drinks) provided.
* Lunch is 'on your own'.
* Participants will be equipped with the tools (manual, disks, PowerPoint, etc.) to share with others FREE of charge. While providing trainings after attendance is not required, we are hopeful that participants will share their knowledge with others (as this is a training of trainers) - so, the tools needed are provided.
* Attendance at all 3 days is required. If someone is late or has to leave early for a legitimate reason (approximately, no more than 1 hour on any one given day), such will be considered, but preference will be given to those who can attend the entire training.
* If you need information on hotel accommodations (on your own) or directions, please ask when you RSVP.
* FREE parking on site.
* Be prepared for wanting to 'conquer the world' after attending this intense, rewarding and motivational training!
* Spots are filling quickly - so please call or email as soon as possible to reserve your spot.
Of the 172 trainers who attended sessions during 2007 – 2008, 100% of participants reported that information from the training will be helpful to their job. Attendees have included: teachers, social workers, nurses, prevention center staff, treatment providers, mental health counselors, early childhood service providers, drug court coordinators, college / university staff, and psychologists.
Comments from Past Training Attendees:
"I’ve been in the substance abuse treatment field for over 20 years and I thought I knew everything, but this is brand new information."
"I feel passionate about this, and capable of presenting this information to all of my colleagues."
"I never knew how to answer questions about what alcohol actually does to a developing baby and how it affects people for the rest of their lives. I can talk for hours about it now!"
"Well worth three days. The best training I’ve ever been to."