2021-2022 Recorded Webinars

All recorded webinars are free to view on-demand.

To access a recording below, click on the View On-Demand button for the session you would like to attend and complete the registration form. An email will be sent to you with links to the recording and accompanying materials.

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FASD in a Nutshell

Presenter: Susan Elsworth, Executive Director

Indiana Alliance on Prenatal Substance Exposure and FASD United Affiliate Network Coordinator

Webinar sponsored by Indiana Alliance on Prenatal Substance Exposure

FASD in a Nutshell is an introduction to prenatal alcohol exposure that defines FASD, explains the disorders on the spectrum and symptoms associated with FASD, as well as shares systems of care that are impacted. Participants will be able to: 1) define FASD; 2) identify disorders on the spectrum; and 3) recognize symptoms.

PowerPoint slides and a handout are available with the on-demand webinar below.

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Educational Care for Children Affected by Prenatal Alcohol Exposure

Presenter: Molly N. Millians, D.Ed.

Clinical Education Specialist, Emory University Neurodevelopmental Exposure Clinic

Webinar sponsored by Emory University

This webinar covers the effects from prenatal alcohol exposure on neurodevelopment as well as social and environmental factors that would impact learning and school functioning. The presentation examines the effects from prenatal exposure to alcohol as a risk factor and reviews ways to address the potential negative impact on learning. Discussion will include how to incorporate diagnostic and observational information to determine types of effective interventions to address learning challenges experienced by many children affected by prenatal alcohol exposure. Lastly, the webinar will discuss effective, evidence-based interventions developed for children affected by prenatal alcohol exposure as well as for other disabilities to support school success.

PowerPoint slides, articles, manuals, and handouts provided by the presenter are available with the on-demand webinar below.

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Job Coaching for Workers with FASD

Presenter: Jackie Wille, MS, CRC, LPC

Orchids FASD Services of Wisconsin

Webinar sponsored by Orchids FASD Services

People with an FASD usually defy our expectations and can baffle even the most experienced job coach. This webinar will prepare you to understand common functional challenges experienced by individuals living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders as these issues occur in the workplace. Using real life examples, we will go on to suggest tools and accommodations that you can use to support these individuals in obtaining and maintaining successful employment.

PowerPoint slides provided by the presenter are available with the on-demand webinar.

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FASD: Thriving in the Classroom

Presenter: Sr. Suzette Fisher, SND, M.Ed., Ed.S.

DoubleARC Center for FASD, A Renewed Mind

Sponsored by DoubleARC Center for FASD, A Renewed Mind

Average to above average intelligence and verbal skills often mask the disabilities for the majority of individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). They are frequently labeled as bad, lazy, defiant, uncooperative, etc. This webinar will provide information on FASD and practical brain-based strategies to support children with FASD so they can thrive in the classroom.

A copy of the PowerPoint slides and additional handouts are available from the presenter.

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8 Magic Keys Revisited: What We’ve Learned and What's Next...

Presenter: Deb Evensen, MA 

Owner/Consultant, Fetal Alcohol Consultation & Training Services  (FACTS)

Webinar sponsored by Alaska Center for FASD

This dynamic, interactive presentation shares the moving history of “8 Magic Keys”, a simple, grass-roots project that took on a life of its own and that has helped open doors of understanding FASD for people around the world. Participants will be able to share how they have used the Keys, and provide input for the direction of the Anniversary Edition 8 Magic Keys project currently in development.

PowerPoint slides and other handouts will be provided by the presenter along with the on-demand webinar.

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Brain-Based Approach to Working with Individuals with an FASD Diagnosis

Presenter: Julia Conkel-Ziebell, Ph.D., LP

Clinical Psychologist, Proof Alliance

Webinar sponsored by Proof Alliance

This presentation will provide a brief overview of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs), including the history of this diagnosis, symptoms, and current prevalence rates. Time will be spent discussing the link between the brain and behaviors in those impacted. Attendees will learn about functional differences in individuals with FASD, as well as appropriate interventions and accommodations to maximize successful outcomes.  

PowerPoint slides are provided by the presenter to accompany the on-demand webinar.

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What Behavioral Health Professionals Need to Know about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Presenters: Tami Eller, MS

Lead Behavioral Health Training Coordinator, University of Alaska Anchorage Center for Human Development

Marilyn Pierce-Bulger, APRN (MN, FNP-BC, CNM) President, Board of Directors, Alaska Center for FASD & Consultant, University of Alaska Anchorage Center for Behavioral Health Research and Services

Webinar sponsored by Alaska Center for FASD

It is estimated in the U. S. that on average 1 in 20 individuals is impacted by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).  Despite this high prevalence, many individuals’ impacted by FASD present with primary and secondary symptoms that are a result of the brain-based difficulties due to prenatal alcohol exposure, not receiving an accurate or timely diagnosis, and/or even recognition that they are impacted.  This can often lead to poor treatment outcomes and the need for higher levels of clinical interventions.  This training has been developed with behavioral health clinicians in mind to provide an introduction to the impacts of prenatal alcohol exposure on the brain, to assist them in identifying when that may be a contributing factor to the clinical presentation, and how to provide support to the individual impacted, as well as their family. Upon completion of the training, providers will have a beginning ‘toolbox’ of concrete strategies to use and resources to gain more skills.

PowerPoint slides are provided by the presenter to accompany the on-demand webinar.

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FASD Diagnosis: Benefits & Challenges from a Clinician and Self-Advocate Perspective

Presenters: Gina Schumaker

Self-Advocate & Member, Board of Directors, Alaska Center for FASD

Marilyn Pierce-Bulger, APRN (MN, FNP-BC, CNM) President, Board of Directors, Alaska Center for FASD & Consultant, University of Alaska Anchorage Center for Behavioral Health Research and Services

Webinar sponsored by Alaska Center for FASD

This webinar will provide an overview of various diagnostic methods, share ideas for new strategies, explore challenges encountered by both team members and clients/families, and discuss the benefits of diagnosis. Information will target a general audience but health professionals may find this session of interest as well. 

PowerPoint slides are provided by the presenter to accompany the on-demand webinar.