New Course on Substance Use Treatment and FASD

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New Course: Substance Use and Treatment in FASD

We are excited to announce that our newest online course just launched! Substance Use and Treatment in FASD is a Level II online training course designed to support substance use and addictions professionals when treating individuals with FASD. However, anyone supporting an individual with FASD who uses substances will benefit from this training.

The course shares evidence-based knowledge and best practices on how to support individuals with FASD with substance use treatment. The following modules are included:

  • Understanding the person with FASD
    • Consideration of Brain-Based Differences;
    • FASD Identification and Screening
  • Applying an FASD lens to the treatment cycle
    • Entry to Treatment Programs
    • Tailoring During Treatment Programming
    • Supporting Transitioning After Treatment
    • Maintaining and Re-Engaging
    • Access to Support Services
  • Enhancing program practices to be FASD-informed
    • FASD Training and Education
    • Integrating FASD Prevention and Treatment
    • Harm Reduction
    • Creative and Recreational Approaches
    • Evaluation
  • Enacting person-first program philosophies
    • Cultural Safety
    • Trauma-Informed Care
    • Sex and Gender Informed
    • Strengths-Based Approaches
    • Promoting Interdependence

You can register for this course on the CanFASD E-Learning Platform. This course is a small part of a large project we’ve been working on around substance use and FASD. The French version will be available soon!

This initiative has been made possible through a financial contribution from Health Canada. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of Health Canada.

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