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Prenatal Alcohol Exposure: Brain Development and Learning

August 15, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Each year in the U.S. between 35,000 and 40,000 babies are born with a fetal alcohol-related disorder. Most individuals with FASD are never diagnosed. Problems related to prenatal alcohol exposure can include language, motor and cognitive delays which can include facial abnormalities, heart defects, and vision and hearing problems.
The quality of life for individuals with FASD and their families can be drastically improved when appropriate interventions, services and support are initiated at a young age. Some problems associated with FASD tend to intensify as children become adults and interventions become more challenging to implement. The good news is that FASD is 100% preventable.

Please join us to explore prevention, early intervention and long term treatment interventions for individuals affected by FASD. Participants will be able to distinguish between FASD and FAS; participants will be able to identify the three characteristics of FAS; participants will identify three cognitive deficits that are typical for a child with prenatal alcohol exposure with guest speaker: Tamra Cajo.

Tamra Cajo is a bilingual licensed clinical social worker with over 15 years of experience working with children with serious emotional and behavioral disorders. Tamra is the Program Director for the Fetal Alcohol Diagnostic and Intervention Clinic at The Florida Center. Tamra has extensive experience providing treatment to children and their families. Previously, Tamra was the lead trainer in the Midwest for ACT Raising Safe Kids, an evidence-based violence prevention curriculum. In addition, Tamra has been trained in a number of other evidence based curriculums including Circle of Security Parenting, Families Moving Forward (FMF), Fussy Baby, Helping the Non-Compliant Child, Chicago Parent Program and Youth Mental Health First Aid.

To register for this FREE event, click here: https://urlzs.com/XNEqE


August 15, 2019
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm