What Home Visitors Need to Know about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Friday, October 21, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)
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What’s Love Got to Do with It?
What Home Visitors Need to Know about
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Friday, October 21, 2016
Widener University, Harrisburg, PA
Moot Court Auditorium
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Sponsored by the Home Visitation Stakeholders Group of Central PA
In partnership with
Widener University Center for Social Work Education
Target Audience: Providers of home visitation services in Central PA including: Early Intervention, Early Head Start, Head Start, Nurse Family Partnerships, Parents as Techers, Family Centers, Baby Love, Healthy Start, school district staff, maternal health programs, visiting nurses, ELECT, Community Action Commission and others interested in this topic.
Topic: This workshop will provide important information to home visitors about FASD. Presenters will provide a general understanding of FASD and its impact on Children and Families. Specific Topics Include:
- Overview of FASD
- Identifying Appropriate Interventions for Children and Families
- Understanding the Mental Health Needs of Families Impacted by FASD
- Strategies for Home Visitation Safety
Parents who have children with FASD will discuss the impact of the diagnosis on their families, what has helped them cope day to day and how professionals have either helped or caused additional stress in their lives along the way.
Specialist for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) FASD Center for Excellence in the United States
Dan Dubovksy is a national expert on FASD. He has worked for over 40 years in the field of behavioral health. He currently works for SAMHSA, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Center for Excellence in Northrop Grumman Corporation, Rockville MD. In this position, Dan provides content expertise to the Center and to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), including materials development and review and support to the Information Resource Center. He works with national partner organizations to implement activities to improve the prevention and treatment of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. In addition, Mr. Dubovsky is Co-Chair of the Family Issues Committee, National Association for Persons with Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health Needs (NADD).
Dauphin County Department of Drug & Alcohol Services Prevention Specialist
She serves as the FASD Coordinator. Heather was the Community Mobilizer with the Halifax Communities That Care and worked in the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault field for many years.
Capital Area Head Start Director of Family Partnerships
In this position she oversees Early Head Start programming (180 pregnant women and children from birth to age 3), as well as overseeing the Head Start program for over 198 preschoolers in the tricounty area. Melanie is a member of the Pennsylvania Statewide Home Visitation Collobaration Group and the local Home Visitation Stakeholders Group.
Act 48 Hours and Continuing Education Units will be offered.
You will choose either one during the registration process.
Lunch will be provided. Sir D's Catering will be providing boxed lunches containing a choice of sandwich, salad, fruit, dessert and a drink.
If you require a specific food choice, we recommend packing your lunch.
There is no cost to attend, but online registration ahead of time will be required. Registration closes at 12:00am on October 14 in order for us to give our cartering company an accurate count for lunches one week before the event.
We look forward to seeing you!
When & Where
For more information, contact a member of the planning committee:
Shirley Keith Knox
Dauphin County MH/ID Program
Dauphin County Early Intervention
Hamilton Health Center
Capital Area Head Start