Register now for the October 19, 2016 Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Webcast

Register now for the October 19, 2016 Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Webcast

Join us for this free, one-hour, forty-five minute webcast titled: Mentoring & FASD.

Providing relationship and strength based mentorship has been at the core of the FASD programs at Catholic Social Services since First Steps opened its doors in 1999 and continues today in all four programs. In addition to providing information about the programs offered, this presentation will utilize our knowledge of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder to describe practical strategies used to support clients, whether they are living with FASD themselves or caring for individuals who are impacted.

Presenters will discuss mentoring  both youth and adults and address the strengths and challenges of implementing these strategies using real world examples from their experience working in their respective programs and serving this particular population. Managing transitions for youth moving into adult services and adults moving between services will be given special attention.


Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Speakers: Colleen Hook & Sharon Shultz Register Here

Format: Live webcast presentation with Q & A

Cost: FREE! Please share with your networks

Q & A: You can pose questions to the speakers through the live chat functionality

SPEAKER BIOS: In 2007, Colleen was hired to develop,and later supervise, a program to mentor youth and young adults who are living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. The program launched in July of 2008 and has since expanded to include not just one to one mentorship, but life skills and support groups as well to teens aged 14-19 for a period of up to three years. Relationship and strength based practices are employed to assist youth as they transition into adulthood and services.

Sharon is currently the FASD Program Supervisor for Step by Step and Coaching Families with Catholic Social Services.  She washired in 2006 as a frontline worker for the Step by Step program. In 2011, Sharon became the program supervisor for Step by Step and Coaching Families.  The Step by Step program provides advocacy through relentless connectors and coaches parents who have the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and are actively parenting children to help prevent family breakdown. Coaching Families mentors provides intensive support to families with children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.  The mentors of both programs teach about the disability of FASD and provide tools and strategies to support them in adapting to living with FASD.

Previous webcasts are available on the FASD Website.

THE FASD LEARNING SERIES: The FASD Learning Series helps individuals, caregivers, front-line workers and professionals learn more about FASD, and how to support persons with FASD. The educational sessions cover a broad range of topics and are accessible to all Albertans.

Alberta’s FASD 10-Year Strategic Plan outlines the government’s commitment to provide awareness and prevention of FASD, as well as assessment, diagnosis, and support for individuals with FASD and their caregivers. All services and activities are built on a foundation of stakeholder engagement.