SYF WEBINAR: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Symptoms and Strategies

SYF WEBINAR: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Symptoms and Strategies

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Date Apr 18, 2024
Time 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Cost $ 15.00
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Thursday, April 18, 2024 | 1:00PM – 2:30PM EST 

Extended Access Available Apr. 19 – May 19, 2024

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Children who were prenatally exposed to alcohol can exhibit a vast range of behavioral and learning challenges and likely have a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.  The FASD diagnosis is missed in 86.5% of adoptive and foster children which leads to bigger challenges as traditional parenting strategies are generally ineffective with children with an FASD. This session will cover the common symptoms as well as the connected/relational strategies recommended for children and adolescents with an FASD.


Learning Objectives:

  • Describe common symptoms & red flags for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.
  • Identify ways to meet the physical, educational, and social needs of adoptees with FASD.
  • Examine why traditional parenting strategies are not effective with FASD
  • Identify the connected/relational strategies which understand the brain based aspect of FASD




Barb Clark is the Director of training at Families Rising (FKA NACAC) and is an adoptive and kinship parent to five adult children.  She is passionate about learning from her many mistakes, and sharing them with others so they can avoid the same mistakes. She uses humor and real-life experiences to help professionals and caregivers challenge the use of traditional strategies and push them to think outside of the box. She graduated from the University of Minnesota in Youth Development but has learned more from her kids than she ever did in college.  She is committed to improving the education & lives of individuals who were prenatally exposed to drugs & alcohol.