Front-line and primary care professionals working in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) work to support clients who face living with an FASD, the difficulties of this compounded by co-occurring issues including addictions, mental health, and complex trauma to name just a couple. In order to better serve these clients, the knowledge of best practices in regards to relationship and engagement, understanding behaviour and developing effective interventions is crucial. This conference will focus on providing insight into the struggles that individuals living with FASD and other neurobehavioral disabilities face, while providing relevant and practical information for working with and alongside these individuals. The overarching goal of the conference is to provide skills and strategies that will support service providers to become an FASD-informed resource by providing inclusive and accommodative programming.
October 15, 2015
9am - 4:45 pm
Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre
1607 East Hastings Street
After the success of the 2014 Hearts and Minds conference the organizing committee of FASD in the DTES Conference are happy to announce the second annual
Accommodating Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders 2015: Strategies, Skills, & Support conference.
Providing a space for service provider networking.
Providing knowledge of services/resources.
Creating dialogue on the root causes underlying challenging behaviour exhibited by individuals with FASD, and other neurobehavioural disabilities, including Attachment Disorders, Sensory Disorders, and complex trauma.
Facilitating improved outcomes for marginalized individuals living with these disabilities through education and skills introduction.
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
A catered lunch will be offered. Bannock Queen's Teresa Mark will be cooking up chilli, bannock, salad and apple crumble. Gluten free and vegetarian options will be available.