Studies suggest 30-50% of children and young people in care will have FASD. The challenges of this brain-based disability can heavily impact tamariki, their whanau, and the social workers, caregivers, schools, and professionals surrounding them.
If you are working with a child or young person with FASD or other neuro-developmental condition, it is important to know 'yes' there is something you can do.
The FASD basic training covers:
The training includes videos and FASD Eyebite cards and FASD 5S template.
Rose Hawkins is the regional disability advisor for Oranga Tamariki covering Te Tai Tokerau and Auckland regions. There's lots of understanding of FASD developing in Aotearoa NZ. Rose is keen to help this understanding by developing resources and messaging about FASD which simplify what can sometimes seem so complex. Rose has a background in neuro-rehabilitation as a physiotherapist, and developed knowledge of health and disability systems in previous management and funding roles. This, together with her experience as a caregiver, and working closely with social workers, and with FASD experts (including people with FASD and whanau) has informed Rose's development of the resources and messaging which she will present at the FASD workshop.
Morning tea and light lunch provided.