Event date: 12/14/2022 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Export event
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Practical Essentials of FASD-Informed Care

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Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) impact an estimated 1 in 20 people in the United States. Yet, most professionals and community members have not had the opportunity to learn about this common condition and how to best support people with FASD. This informative presentation will begin with essential facts everyone should know about FASD. Madonna Mooney, co-founder of FASD Maine, will also share how FASD impacts all Maine residents. Dr. Christie Petrenko from the University of Rochester will continue the program using case-based learning to illustrate how attendees can begin to implement FASD-informed care across the lifespan in their practice. Useful and practical resources will be offered.

Learning Objectives:

1. Describe how FASD impacts people in Maine and worldwide.

2. State the advantages of identifying FASD and implementing FASD-informed care in your practice or setting.

Speaker Info:

Madonna Mooney B.S.Ed is a former nurse and teacher, co-founder of FASD Maine, Advisory Member SAFEST Choice Learning Collaborative, and sibling of an adult with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Her work focuses on increasing awareness and understanding of prenatal alcohol exposure and FASD. She builds collaboration among families, educators, clinicians, and legislators in an effort to reduce the incidence and associated stigma of this invisible disability, while preserving the dignity and honoring the strengths of those affected. Madonna and the FASD Maine team have provided training and resources to the Maine AAP Foster Care Committee, Northern Light Health Primary Care and OBGYN services, Maine Health Women’s Health and Psychiatry service, Maine Child Development Services (CDS), AUCD/LEND UNE, among others. Due to the efforts of FASD Maine, our state’s full legislative delegation has agreed to co-sponsor the bi-partisan FASD Respect Act, (S. 2238 and H.R. 4151). Madonna is inspired by the courage and resilience of her brother and all families affected by FASD and those who work on their behalf.

Christie Petrenko, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and researcher who has been working with people with FASD since 2003. She completed her graduate training with Edward Riley and Sarah Mattson in San Diego, CA and is currently a faculty member at Mt. Hope Family Center, University of Rochester in NY. Her research focuses on developing and evaluating interventions for people with FASD, including the use of mobile health technology to increase access to care. She has experience training teams of providers both regionally and internationally in FASD diagnosis. Dr. Petrenko also runs a multidisciplinary FASD clinic providing diagnostic, intervention, and family support services in Rochester, NY.


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