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TACT: Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD): how to support affected children

Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder - how to support affected children

Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is an incurable lifelong condition arising from brain damage caused by maternal alcohol consumption during pregnancy. The effects may include physical, mental, behavioural and learning disabilities. However, if diagnosed, the right strategies can transform the lives of those affected.

This new Guardian Social Care Network half-day seminar in association with TACT Fostering and Adoption will explain the condition and show what can be done to help.

What you will learn:

    The impact of alcohol use during pregnancy
    Knowledge of the long term consequences of FASD
    How to identify those who could be affected
    How FASD is diagnosed
    The strategies that can help those affected
    Awareness of support needs for families and carers
    Practical advice on managing behaviour

Who should attend:

    Foster carers, adoptive parents, kinship carers
    Social workers
    Youth workers
    Education and health professionals
    Lawyers working in care proceedings
    Adoption and fostering panel members
    Anyone else working in children’s services.

Seminar leader:

Jacqui Le Vaillant, project manager for TACT Fostering & Adoption Foetally Affected Children's Services

Guardian Social Care Network member discount

Guardian Social Care Network members receive a 20% discount on the standard delegate rate. If you are not already a member, click here to sign up - it's quick, simple and absolutely free of charge.

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the seminar commencing.

For more information, call 0203 353 4059 or email seminars@guardian.co.uk.

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