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The 2012 Annual RPTC/FASD Waiver Training Conference is just around the corner.
RPTC/FASD 2012 Waiver Training Conference:
2012 RPTC/FASD Waiver Training Conference
FASD into ACTION
Featured Speaker:Diane Malbin, MSW
Diane Malbin, M.S.W., Executive Director, is a clinical social worker, program developer, and consultant who provides information and services for individuals, families, and agencies. Research findings of improved outcomes for people with FASD based on her work have been presented nationally and internationally. She teaches and consults with parents, educators, health and social service providers, treatment professionals and others across the US and Canada. She is a published author and parent of two young adults with FASD.
Annual RPTC/FASD Waiver Training Conference
The UAA Center for Human Development, in collaboration with the State of Alaska Division of Behavioral Health, hosts an annual training conference to provide basic information for professionals and paraprofessionals working with children and youth enrolled in the FASD/RPTC Waiver. The annual conference is attended by Community Mental Health Center staff, SDS Home and Community Based Care Agency staff, Mental Health Clinicians, case managers, mentors, foster parents, group home staff, day habilitation, respite and supported employment staff.
The 2011 Waiver Training Conference, Strategies for living and succeeding with FASD, was held on March 30-31, 2011 in Anchorage, Alaska, and featured author Jodee Kulp and her daughter Liz Kulp who is a person with FASD, who shared their experiences living with FASD.
Alaska's RPTC/FASD Waiver
RPTC/FASD Waiver, also known as the "3M Waiver," was launched in October 2007 with the
goal of reducing the number of youth, ages 14 to 21, in residential psychiatric
treatment centers (RPTC'S) who are dual-diagnosed with FASD and SED.
This project allows Alaska providers the alternative to use Medicaid funds, formerly spent on residential psychiatric treatment, on new home and community-based services.
For more information visit the State of Alaska Division of Behavioral Health RPTC/FASD Waiver Website.
Information for Agencies
Training & Certification: FASD 101 & 201
intervention mentors and plan of care coordinators must
complete FASD 101 & 201, offered online and locally, prior to attending core
training sessions offered at the annual conference.
To locate an FASD 101 or 201 trainer in your area go to, visit the State of Alaska's FASD Trainers Web site.