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Learning Series; FASD February 10, 2024 1-4pm

Adoption Options is incredibly proud to welcome Amy Tobin of the Northeast Alberta FASD Network. In this presentation, Amy will provide foundational information on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, including: impacts of alcohol consumption in pregnancy, influencing factors, diagnostic definitions and criteria, signs and symptoms, interventions, and available supports for effected children and their families. This presentation is highly recommended for all prospective adoptive parents, as well as any current parents who are looking for more information and understanding about the impacts of alcohol exposure on child development.

Amy Tobin, B.Ed, is the FASD Prevention Conversation Facilitator with NEAFAN (Northeast Alberta FASD Network) and an adoptive mother of two. Prior to motherhood, she was an elementary school teacher with the Fort McMurray Public School District for six years. Her passion for FASD, and its prevention, began nine years ago when she became a mother through adoption and was introduced, personally, to the beauty and perplexity of parenting those with prenatal exposure. Since then, she has dedicated much of her time to learning about, and educating others, on the effects of alcohol during pregnancy and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Her approach is one that takes into consideration the complexities that adoption, generational, and cultural trauma can play within FASD.

Due to the sensitive nature of this topic, anyone wishing to maintain anonymity is welcome to register/sign in under an alias.  This can be accomplished at time of registration or by renaming yourself upon entry to the room and keeping your camera off throughout the presentation. 

Cost: $30/registered screen

Payment: can be made by etransfer to (please include a note indicating your name/alias and that your payment is for the FEBRUARY learning series)

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Note: your registration cannot be confirmed until BOTH your zoom registration and payment has been received.

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