Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Multi-agency Workshop

Date & Time:

Friday 23 October 2020 (9.45 - 13.00)

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Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Multi-agency Workshop
Provided by Joanna Buckard Director of Red Balloon Training & Consultancy  

Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is the leading known preventable intellectual disability and is only caused by prenatal alcohol exposure. Recent International studies have suggested that between 3% and 6% of people may have this condition. This would means that there could statistically be between 21,000 and 42,000 babies born a year with this condition in the UK, though it is unlikely that many would be diagnosed. A recent screening prevalence has shown an even higher prevalence  Naturally these babies grow up and will require support throughout their lives.
Undiagnosed children may be diagnosed with ADHD, ODD, as being on the autistic spectrum, as having behavioural problems or as having had poor parenting. Studies suggest that without the correct support an individual is more likely to have a range of issues including; mental health problems, trouble with the police, homelessness and difficulty with social relationships and employment.
Some experts believe that very high numbers of looked after children could have been exposed to alcohol prenatally.      
By the end of the course participants should be able to:
•   Identify the causes and the long term effects of FASD
•   Explain the difference between FAS (Foetal Alcohol Syndrome) and FASD
•   Identify the behaviours and needs of someone with FASD throughout their different life stages
•   Explore the possibility that some of their clients may be affected by FASD
•   Understand how to get a diagnosis
•   Assess how the clients can best be supported and identify strategies to achieve this


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Joanna Buckard Red Balloon Training

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Virtual, N/a