The 6th National Biennial Conference on Adolescents and Adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Vancouver, 2014 - past event


The Hyatt Regency Vancouver, 655 Burrard Street V6C 2R7 Vancouver , BC
British Columbia
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 to Saturday, April 12, 2014
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Deadline for abstract submission September 13th, 2013. Description: It is imperative to a just society to acknowledge, address and support adolescents and adults with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder within the context of ethical service provision. Now is the time for the exploration, examination and deliberation of what we do, how we do it and how we might change. The conference will bring together a diverse group of professionals, families and individuals with FASD to discuss research, evidence, model practice and ideas to expand how we sustain and enhance the lives of individuals with FASD. Participants will consider and debate how we continue to build on strengths and modify existing programs, services and systems to address barriers to ethical practice in healthcare, housing, social services, mental health, criminal and civil justice, employment and education. Participants will explore ideas for the creation and provision of integrated and collaborative approaches across systems with an emphasis on inclusion, creating a good life, social justice and practicality. Learning Objectives: Discuss projects, programs and practices and new research findings including the ethical implications for improving the lives of adolescents and adults with FASD Explore and examine ethical issues within service delivery and support for adolescents and adults with FASD and their families Consider and explore new ideas and possibilities for the development of promising practices Directly hear and learn from individuals with FASD Who Should Attend: The conference will be essential for those living or working with adults with FASD. It will also be of critical interest for those supporting adolescents with FASD and planning for their futures. It will be of particular interest to the following professionals/individuals noted below. And as always, we are honoured to have individuals with FASD as our guests. - administrators/managers - alcohol & drug workers - corrections workers - counselors - educators/administrators - elected offi cials/hereditary officials - employment services - ethicists - family members - financial planners - First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities - government officials - housing officials/providers - immediate and extended family - individuals with FASD - judges - lawyers - members of faith communities - mental health specialists - nurses - occupational therapists - physicians - police officers - policymakers - private/public funders - program providers - psychiatrists - psychologists - researchers - social service providers - social workers - speech language pathologists - spouses/partners - vocational rehab service providers