FASD Foundations Workshops

The Arctic FASD RTC offers FASD training to health and allied health care professionals and students. We also warmly welcome parents and caregivers, and all other interested members of the public to any of our workshops.

Registration for this workshop is required. Unfortunately, due to room capacity, we are not able to accept walk-ins on the day of the workshop.

Dates: MONDAY January 27 or FRIDAY March 28

Time:  9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Presenters: Arctic FASD RTC staff

Where: BP Energy Center

Cost: Free*

Please click here for a map with BP Energy Center's location.

Not in Anchorage or surrounding areas and need an State of Alaska FASD 101 workshop?  Click here to be directed to the State of Alaska's list of certified FASD 101 trainers.

Registration

Registration is required. 

Please register by noon on the Thursday prior to the scheduled workshop. Workshops with fewer than five registrants may be subject to cancellation. On-site registrations will be accepted on a space available basis. Maximum number of registrants per training is 12.

Register online.

Continuing education (CE) credit form.

(Please note, if you wish to receive continuing education (CE) credits, you will need to complete and submit the continuing education credit form, along with the $30 CE processing fee.)

Target Audience

  • Health and allied health professionals
  • Students in health and allied health programs
  • Parents and caregivers
  • Educators
  • Professionals who may work with individuals with FASD
  • Community members interested in learning more about FASD

These workshops meet the requirements for the State of Alaska's Department of Health and Social Services' FASD101: Insights into Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders training.

All participants will receive a certificate upon completion of the workshop.

Prerequisites

  • No previous knowledge of FASD is required.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the effects of alcohol on the developing embryo and fetus.
  • Explain the characteristics of FAS/FASDs.
  • Explain how to prevent alcohol-exposed pregnancies.
  • Describe how individuals with FAS/FASDs are screened and diagnosed.
  • Discuss treatments and therapies available for individuals with FAS/FASDs.
  • Describe the psycho-social and cultural effects of FASDs.

Nurses: The purpose of this activity is to increase nurses' ability to effectively prevent alcohol-exposed pregnancies, to identify individuals who may be living with an FASD, and to refer individuals for an FASD diagnostic evaluation. 

Criteria for successful completion of this activity include attendance at 100% of the session and active participation in group discussion. 

There is no identified conflict of interest for any planner or presenter involved with this educational activity.

*Continuing education credit and contact hours

Continuing education credit or contact hours are available through the UAA Center for Behavioral Health Research and Services (UAA CBHRS). 

Participants will be eligible to receive four (4) continuing education (CE) credits or contact hours through completion of this workshop. Partial credit is not available. The processing fee for these 4 credits is $30.

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

This activity has been submitted to the Montana Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. Montana Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 

These credits may be accepted by licensing boards and for other professional purposes. Please consult with your licensing board to confirm acceptance of these credits. 

If you wish to receive continuing education credit or contact hours for completing the FASD Foundations workshop, please print and submit (via email or USPS) the continuing education credit or contact hour application form along with the $30 processing fee. 

These forms may be submitted prior to the workshop, but no later than 30 days after completion of the workshop.