Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Training

April 26, 2017 ~ Crowne Plaza Airport, Grand Rapids

This training addresses the importance of recognizing an FASD or other neurocognitive issues in those with whom we work or live.  The brain damage seen in FASD is examined in relation to why and how to modify approaches, along with common behaviors that result from this damage and that may result in misdiagnoses such as Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Reactive Attachment Disorder, and Bipolar Disorder in the individual and neglect and sabotaging treatment in family members.  Strategies for improving outcomes for the children/youth, family, and agencies and systems that serve them are highlighted.

 

Participants will be able to:

Describe structures of the brain that are commonly affected in children and youth with an FASD; Discuss how viewing FASD as co-occurring with other disorders is different than the general view of addressing co-occurring disorders; List strategies to improve outcomes for children/youth with an FASD and their families.  

Presenters:

Daniel Dubovsky, MSW, FASD Specialist Daniel is a clinician working in behavioral health in a variety of systems including residential treatment, outpatient services, HIV/AIDS, medical social work, and training in a variety of positions including direct care staff, therapist, supervisor, and instructor in psychiatry. He has 25 years’ experience in addressing FASD from a personal and professional point of view. Providing consultation in a number of areas to agencies, systems of care, communities, states, and provinces to improve outcomes for individuals, families, and the programs that provide services to them. He formerly was the FASD Specialist with the SAMHSA FASD Center for Excellence.  

Who Should Attend?  Children’s Services Staff from CMHSP and their network providers’ specifically Children’s Services clinicians (OP, Home-based Services), case managers, Parent Support Partners, Wraparound Facilitators, supervisors are the priority for training.  Educators, Child Welfare staff, Juvenile Court staff, Substance Abuse Prevention Staff and Substance Use Disorder Treatment Staff, health care providers and other child/youth service providers are invited to attend as space is available.  This seminar contains content appropriate for Michigan clinical staff (social work micro) at all levels of practice.

 

Registration Fee:  $35 per person includes materials, breakfast, lunch and refreshments

 

Social Work: The Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards (MACMHB), provider #1140, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program.  MACMHB maintains responsibility for the program.  ASWB Approval Period: 10/10/16-10/10/19. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 6.0 Clinical Continuing Education Clock Hours.  Course Delivery Method: Face-to-Face seminar.

 

Certificate Awarded:  At the conclusion of this seminar, bring your “Verification and Certificate of Attendance” form to the MACMHB Staff to be initialed.  You will turn in the top sheet and retain the bottom sheet which serves as proof of participation for your own and your agency records.

 

Evaluation: There will be an opportunity for each participant to complete an evaluation of the course and the instructors.  If you have any issues with the way in which this training was conducted or other problems, you may note that on your evaluation of the conference or you may contact MACMHB at 517-374-6848 or through our webpage at www.macmhb.org for resolution.

*National Accreditation rules indicate that if you are over 5 minutes late, you forfeit your CEUs for the entire training.  Please note that this is a National rule that MACMHB must enforce or we could lose our provider status to provide CEUs in the future.  This rule will be strictly followed.

The Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards (MACMHB), provider #1140, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program.  MACMHB maintains responsibility for the program.  ASWB Approval Period: 10/10/2016 to 10/10/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.

$35 per person

Policies: 

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, through the Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards, has provided funding for this initiative through Federal Community Mental Health Block Grant.

Evaluation

There will be an opportunity for each participant to complete an evaluation of the conference and the instructor.  If you have any issues with the way in which this conference was conducted or other problems, you may note that on your evaluation of the conference or you may contact MACMHB at 517-374-6848 or through our website at www.macmhb.org for resolution.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received in writing at least 10 business days prior to the conference for a full refund less a $25 administrative fee.  If cancellation is received less than 10 business days prior to the training, no refund will be given and the full charge will be incurred. Substitutions are permitted at any time. 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Crowne Plaza Airport - Grand Rapids
5700 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Registration Opens: 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 8:30am

Start Time: 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 9:00am

End Time: 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 4:00pm

Grand Rapids:

Crowne Plaza Grand Rapids Airport – 5700 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Rate:  $75 plus taxes; to receive this special rate, call (616) 957-1770 and use this group code:  MACMHB

$35.00
April 26, 2017 - FASD Grand Rapids $35
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