Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Training – 2018

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a range of characteristics displayed by children who have been exposed to alcohol in-utero. Children may display physical, cognitive, social or emotional disabilities which last a lifetime. FASD has been recognised as a growing concern and it is estimated that it may affect between 2-5% of live births locally. Caring for children with FASD is challenging but awareness, education, early intervention and support will foster the child’s early learning, self-esteem and readiness for life-long learning.

The training will provide an awareness and understanding of the issues around drinking alcohol during pregnancy. The training looks at Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and the disabilities caused when a pregnant women drinks alcohol, fetal development and the effects of alcohol on the developing brain. Information on strategies and approaches for supporting individuals who may/may not have a diagnosis of FASD but display some of the characteristics of the disorder will also be provided. This includes discussing the challenges displayed by individuals with FASD and advice, practical tips and guidance for caregivers and professionals.

FASD Full Day Training (9.30am – 4.30pm)

Date  

Venue

 

Room
16th February 2018 Training Centre, Ayrshire Central Hospital Training Room 1
28th March 2018 Education Centre, University Hospital, Crosshouse Room 2A
26th April 2018 Education Centre, University Hospital, Ayr Common Room 2
21st May 2018 Education Centre, University Hospital, Crosshouse Room 1
15th June 2018 Training Centre, Ayrshire Central Hospital Training Room 1
15th August 2018 Education Centre, University Hospital, Ayr Common Room 1
10th September 2018 Education Centre, University Hospital, Crosshouse Room 2B/C
18th October 2018 Training Centre, Ayrshire Central Hospital Training Room 1
12th November 2018 Education Centre, University Hospital, Ayr Common Room 1
12th December 2018 Education Centre, University Hospital, Crosshouse Room 2B/C

 

To book a place on any of the dates above please e-mail: FASDtraining@aapct.scot.nhs.uk