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Substance Use and Treatment in FASD

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Substance Use and Treatment in FASD

This online training was developed alongside the guide “Moving Towards FASD-Informed Care In Substance Use Treatment”. Both serve to outline current practices that can support individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) who are in treatment for substance use.

Across Canada, substance use and addiction represent serious health concerns. High levels of alcohol and drug misuse are reported for individuals with FASD. The brain-based differences that people with FASD have contribute to challenges engaging or remaining in substance use treatment. These difficulties are above and beyond the many other barriers that can exist for anyone seeking treatment.

In this training we provide consolidated and expanded knowledge regarding appropriate substance use treatment approaches for individuals with FASD. It is likely that most substance use treatment providers have worked and are working with individuals who have FASD. We adopt the perspective that individuals with FASD can benefit from treatment support that is well-suited to their unique neurodevelopmental needs.

The course includes four primary section that contain a total of 17 modules of content:

  • Understanding the Person
  • Applying an FASD Lens to the Treatment Cycle
  • Enhancing Program Practices to be FASD-Informed
  • Enacting Person-First Program Philosophies

A certificate will be provided to each participant upon completion.

  • None
  • 2 Assessments, 19 Lessons
  • Level 2

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