Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Workshop

September is internationally recognised as FASD – Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder- month.  Join us for this interactive workshop that is designed to develop how we can respond to and support others affected by FASD. You will:

  • Develop an understanding of FASD, the causal risk factors and the complex effects on those who have a FASD
  • Learn new strategies of how to support those with FASD and their family/whanau

With recent media reports stating that "23 per cent of women who took part in the Growing Up in New Zealand study continued to drink in their first trimester - when the risk of damage to nerve tissue was the highest - despite knowing they were pregnant. Thirteen per cent continued drinking after the first three months." (NZ Herald, 27th July 2018) this workshop is timely.

This workshop is suitable for anyone affected by, or working with people affected by FASD. 

Hosted and supported by The Collaborative trust, HPA, AHW, Te Paeroa and FASD professionals network. The workshop will be presented and co-facilitated by:

Christine Rogan: Christine is a Health Promotion Advisor for the Alcohol Healthwatch Trust, a Government funded organisation addressing alcohol harm reduction. Her primary role is the mobilisation of information and action to address FASD prevention and intervention across policy, practice and family support. This work brings her into contact with the research and expertise necessary to ensure an evidence-based approach to developments. Christine is proudly a founding member of the family support organisation FASD-CAN.

Tracey Jongens: Tracey is an RTLB and a passionate supporter and founding member of FASD-CAN.  Professionally Tracey works in schools within the East and South of Christchurch as an RTLB (Resource Teacher of Learning and Behaviour) within the Te Paeroa RTLB Cluster, with a special interest in supporting children, young people and their teachers and schools in understanding strategies that support those with FASD.  Tracey’s interest in FASD has developed over many years and she regularly presents on raising awareness of FASD and strategies to support those with a FASD,  to educational and other interest and professional groups.

PLEASE NOTE: Light refreshments will be provided, but please make your own arrangements for lunch.

August 13, 2018 at 10:00am - 4pm
Ministry of Education Building, Ground floor
48 Hereford St
Christchurch 8013
New Zealand
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The Collaborative Trust ·
$26.09 NZD · Purchase tickets