Train-the-Trainer

We are not offering this workshop at this time. 

The Arctic FASD RTC is recruiting health and allied health care professionals who are interested in becoming FASD trainers. Through attendance at a two-day workshop, health and allied health care professionals will be prepared to provide FASD education and training to their colleagues and communities.

The two-day workshops are based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's FASD Competency-Based Curriculum. Supplementing this curriculum, the workshop will offer materials and resources that participants can use to conduct trainings within their own agencies, institutions, and communities. 

This workshop runs concurrently with the Comprehensive FASD Workshop; there is dedicated time set aside for training-related questions and issues.

All participants in the workshop receive a certificate identifying them as a certified FASD Competency-Based trainer. Continuing education credits are also available.

Please contact the Arctic FASD RTC Project Coordinator, Alexandra Edwards, if you would like more information about the Train-the-Trainer workshops (arcticfasdrtc @ uaa.alaska.edu or 907.786.6381).

When & Where - Coming soon

Presenters: Arctic FASD RTC staff and speakers bureau members

*American Psychological Association (APA) continuing education credits are available. (See below.)

This activity has been submitted for approval by the Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Please see below for more information.

(This workshop will run concurrently with the Arctic FASD Regional Training Center Comprehensive FASD Workshop.)

Target Audience

  • Health and allied health professionals
  • Students in health and allied health programs
  • Educators
  • All individuals who wish to become trainers using this curriculum

Prerequisites

  • None, but previous knowledge of FASDs is recommended (e.g. participation in FASD 101, FASD Foundations, and/or FASD 201)

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the basic biomedical foundations of FAS.
  • Explain the basic clinical issues related to FASDs.
  • Explain the epidemiological and psycho-social-cultural aspects of FASDs.
  • Explain procedures to ensure that all women of childbearing age receive appropriate alcohol screening.
  • Explain how to differentiate types of drinkers by patterns of alcohol use.
  • Describe the most current approaches for screening in multiple settings.
  • Explain in depth the most current theories of addiction.
  • Explain in appropriate detail the predictable alcohol-induced injuries that might result from exposure during each trimester.
  • Explain the range of birth defects that can result from prenatal alcohol exposure.
  • Train other health professionals to use the "Framework for FAS Diagnosis and Services".
  • Describe how to use differential diagnosis to determine if an individual has FAS or a related disorder.
  • Explain FASDs throughout the lifespan to other health professionals.
  • Describe various treatment interventions that might be helpful for an individual living with an FASD.
  • Describe ethical and confidentiality issues related to FASDs.

Continuing Education Credit

American Psychological Association (APA) Continuing Education Credits

Continuing Education (CE) credits are available through the University of Alaska Anchorage Center for Behavioral Health Research and Services (CBHRS). CBHRS is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. These CE credits are accepted by several licensing boards and for other professional purposes. Please consult with your licensing board in advance to confirm the acceptance of these credits.

Participants will be eligible to receive fourteen (14) continuing education (CE) credits for the completion of the workshop. The processing fee for these fourteen credits is $25.00.

CBHRS is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CBHRS maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

If you wish to receive continuing education credits, you can download, complete, and submit this form, then scan and email it (arcticfasdrtc @ uaa.alaska.edu). Please note that UAA Cashiering (the UAA department that processes payments) does NOT accept credit card payments via fax. 

Alternatively, you may download, complete and mail the form with a check to this address:

P.O. Box 241626
Anchorage, AK 99524-1626

Please make checks out to Center for Behavioral Health Research and Services (CBHRS).

Continuing Nursing Education (CNE)

This activity has been approved by the Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 

This continuing nursing education is being offered without the influence of bias. No conflicts of interest have been identified and no off-label products will be discussed. Presentations by Arctic FASD RTC do not imply endorsement of any product, individual, or therapeutic practice.

This two-day workshop will provide 12.50 hours of continuing nursing education. Please see above for a list of the workshop's learning objectives.

In order to receive full contact-hour credit for this CNE activity, you must:

  • Sign the Verification of Attendance form
  • Remain until the scheduled end time; and
  • Complete the Evaluation Form following the activity.

Please be advised that a provider of continuing nursing education may request feedback from participants at some point following an activity regarding the effectiveness of the education on nursing practice involvement. 

The application for CNE will be available during the Train the Trainer workshop.