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The 2012 Annual RPTC/FASD Waiver Training Conference is just around the corner.

RPTC/FASD 2012 Waiver Training Conference:
FASD into ACTION

April 5-6, 2012
Millineum Hotel
Anchorage, Alaska

 
The conference is intended to provide basic information for professionals and paraprofessionals working with children and youth enrolled in the FASD/RPTC Waiver. Those enrollees are youth who have been diagnosed with an SED and FASD and who are transitioning out of institutional care (residential psychiatric treatment centers).

Contact RPTC/FASD Waiver Project

Christine King
Project Coordinator
(907) 264-6241
christine@alaskachd.org

Barbara  Knapp
                        Project Director
                        Alaska Division of Behavioral Health
                        (907) 269-3619
barbara.knapp@alaska.gov

2012 RPTC/FASD Waiver Training Conference

FASD into ACTION

Featured Speaker:
Diane Malbin, MSW
www.fascets.org
 
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

Alaska's 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
             

Therapeutic 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.

              To access an online version of FASD 101 course, visit the State of Alaska's Department of Education and Early Development's ELearning Web site.