Upcoming Webinars

See below to find upcoming webinars from The Arc's FASD Prevention Project, and from partner organizations.


PARTNER WEBINAR: Myths, Media and the Medical Home

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)—via its Program to Enhance the Health and Development of Infants and Children—is offering a series of four 30-minute educational webinars focused on raising awareness of primary care clinicians regarding the diagnosis and treatment for children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs). The educational webinars will focus on identification, diagnosis, referral, and management of FASDs.

Date/Time: July 16, 2014 at 3 pm ET (30 minutes)
Faculty: Renee Turchi, MD, MPH, FAAP

The myths, media and the medical home session will highlight common media misconceptions about alcohol use during pregnancy, provide a clinical overview of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, and most importantly discuss the role of medical home providers in identifying and managing children with FASDs.

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Modifying FASD Prevention Strategies for Individuals with an FASD

July 17, 2:00 - 3:00pm EST
Dan Dubovsky, MSW, LSW
FASD Specialist, SAMHSA FASD Center for Excellence

This webinar will provide information on the provision of effective interventions for individuals with an FASD. Our focus will be on the importance of identifying individuals with a possible FASD to modify approaches in the home, educational, treatment, housing, and other settings to help reduce the incidence of alcohol exposed pregnancies. Learn how and why evidence based practices in the prevention of alcohol exposed pregnancies may need to be modified for those with an FASD.

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PARTNER WEBINAR: Detection, Discovery and Diagnosis

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)—via its Program to Enhance the Health and Development of Infants and Children—is offering a series of four 30-minute educational webinars focused on raising awareness of primary care clinicians regarding the diagnosis and treatment for children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs). The educational webinars will focus on identification, diagnosis, referral, and management of FASDs.

Date/Time: July 28, 2014 at 3 pm ET (30 minutes)
Faculty: Yasmin Senturias, MD, FAAP

The detection, discovery and diagnosis session will delineate the signs and symptoms that may indicate prenatal alcohol exposure and a possible condition along the continuum of FASDs. An algorithm for evaluation of FASDs will be introduced and discussed as a tool for diagnosis and referral in primary care. Information about various diagnostic tools will also be shared.

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PARTNER WEBINAR: Roles, Referrals and Reimbursement

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)—via its Program to Enhance the Health and Development of Infants and Children—is offering a series of four 30-minute educational webinars focused on raising awareness of primary care clinicians regarding the diagnosis and treatment for children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs). The educational webinars will focus on identification, diagnosis, referral, and management of FASDs.

Date/Time: August 13, 2014 at 3 pm ET (30 minutes)
Faculty: David Wargowski, MD

The roles, referrals and reimbursement session will provide primary care clinicians with the tools they need to work with families and children who have or may have an FASDs. Dr Wargowski will identify the appropriate professionals needed to build an FASD team and discuss options for community based resources for referral and treatment. Billing, coding and reimbursement will also be discussed.

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Presenting The Initial Findings of The Arc’s National FASD Project Health Professional Questionnaire

August 14, 2:00-3:00pm EST
Ann Cameron Williams, Ph.D. and Christopher (CT) Turner
The Arc of The United States

Join us for a webinar sharing findings from the FASD Project’s 2014 Health Professional Questionnaire. Ann Cameron Williams the Senior Executive Officer of Research and Innovations and Christopher Turner (CT) the MSW Intern at The Arc of The United States will present the findings specifically related to healthcare professionals.

The webinar will cover how your peers and their work sites currently address alcohol use with their patients/clients. You will learn what health professionals know about FASD Prevention, what barriers are preventing staff from speaking with their patients/clients, and what professions your peers believe need additional training around motivational interviewing and screening.

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Does She or Doesn’t She? A Women’s Health Perspective on Alcohol Use in Pregnancy

August 21, 2:00-3:00pm EST
Susan Kendig, JD, MSN
AWHONN - National Partner on the FASD Prevention Project

Alcohol use among women of childbearing age presents many challenges to health care professionals. The medical, obstetrical, and neonatal complications associated with alcohol use during pregnancy are well established. Yet current messaging seems to be moving away from "No safe amount", to "A small amount is OK". This presentation will provide an overview of alcohol dependence from a women's health perspective, with emphasis on alcohol use during pregnancy. Assessment strategies to identify women at risk for or currently using alcohol in pregnancy, and mechanisms to facilitate brief interventions and referrals will be presented. Additionally, participants will consider alternate messages that encourage pregnant women to informed decisions about alcohol use in pregnancy.

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PARTNER WEBINAR: Communication, Care Coordination and Co-management

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)—via its Program to Enhance the Health and Development of Infants and Children—is offering a series of four 30-minute educational webinars focused on raising awareness of primary care clinicians regarding the diagnosis and treatment for children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs). The educational webinars will focus on identification, diagnosis, referral, and management of FASDs.

Date/Time: August 27, 2014 at 3 pm ET (30 minutes)
Faculty: Phillip John Matthias, MD, FAAP and Ira Chasnoff, MD

The communication, care coordination and co-management session will confirm the importance of a medical home and its role in working with patients and families. Drs Matthias and Chasnoff will review the development of comprehensive care plans and present several case studies to demonstrate different approaches to care coordination and co-management.

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