Webinar: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder – the basics

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July 04, 2022 at 12:00pm - 12:45pm




Janet Miller

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Webinar: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder – the basics


Basic knowledge of FASD is something we're asked for all the time – by caregivers and whānau, professionals and educators. And even for the most knowledgeable of us, it's sometimes good to get a refresher. 

What you will learn

• The context and cause of FASD

• What is FASD?

• What we can do to help people with FASD, their caregivers and whānau live good lives (it’s all about relationship; change the environment not the person). 

This webinar is particularly designed for people who have limited knowledge about FASD but it is also useful for people wanting to review the basics. It will be of interest to caregivers/whānau who may be caring for an individual with FASD, as well as frontline professionals such as teachers, social or justice workers who interact with tamariki or rangatahi who may have FASD. We want our participants to be able to refer others in the future to the recorded video of this session if they feel they would benefit from learning some basic information about FASD. 

Rose Hawkins

Rose Hawkins works to create awareness of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) and other disabilities and to support people living with these differences and those around them to live their best lives. 

Rose has created FASD resources and has presented about FASD at many workshops, forums and conferences in Aotearoa and internationally. She is committed to promoting simple ways to help understand and respond to FASD.

Rose is a Regional Disability Advisor for the Ministry for Children in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Rose will be introduced by FASD-CAN Navigator Anna Gundesen. 

Anna brings lived experience to her pilot role as Navigator in Tāmaki Makaurau, where she has been directly supporting caregivers and families caring for tamariki and rangitahi affected by FASD. She has just co-facilitated our first Aotearoa-centric training course in Auckland. 

Please note: registrations for this webinar will close ONE HOUR before the event begins.
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