Date/Time: Tuesday, August 11, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PST
Presenter: Dr. Deborah Rutman
This webinar focuses on issues associated with employment for people living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), which is an invisible, neurodevelopmental disability caused by prenatal alcohol exposure. FASD is the leading known preventable cause of developmental disability in North America, affecting more than 350,000 people in Canada. The presentation will focus on the employment-related accomplishments, challenges and support needs of adults with FASD. Highlighted will be strategies and approaches identified as useful in promoting employment success, along with key messages for employers, service providers, and community members.
This webinar will inform participants about:
- FASD and how it affecta youth and adults
- ‘Tuning in’ to FASD & reframing behaviours
- What helps people with FASD on the job: Promising practices and approaches
- Applying promising practices in your work setting
Deborah is a psychologist and Adjunct Associate Professor with the School of Social Work at the University of Victoria. Since 1994, Deborah has undertaken research exploring the strengths, challenges and experiences of youth, adults, women, and families living with FASD in order to identify effective and promising policies, programs and practices. Recent projects focus on: promising approaches to substance use treatment and care for women with FASD; and approaches to improving outcomes for youth from foster care. As a consultant, Deborah is a co-Founder of Nota Bene Consulting Group and has undertaken numerous evaluations of health and social programs for youth, women and families.