Exploring the Neurodiversity of FASD
Presented by: Jackie Franks, MPH
All people are different. We communicate differently, we experience emotions differently, our bodies are shaped differently, we have different hair colors, drive different cars, and live in different houses. Our brains even work differently… and as you’ll learn in this session, the 1 in 7 children with prenatal exposure to alcohol have brains that have developed differently than those without prenatal alcohol exposure.
In this session you will learn:
- · What Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is, the prevalence, and how it can be prevented
- · How prenatal alcohol exposure affects a developing brain
- · The link between brain function and behaviors- challenges and strengths
- · Strategies for changing behaviors
- · What you can do to prevent FASD and support individuals that may have it
About the speaker- Jackie Franks, MPH:
Jackie Franks is the Executive Director of Indiana Alliance on Prenatal Substance Exposure. Jackie is an Illinois native and received her bachelor’s degree in health science and master’s degree in Public Health from Benedictine University in Lisle, IL. Jackie has worked extensively in health education, promotion, and primary disease prevention for over a decade. She is a mental health advocate and passionate about substance use prevention and harm reduction. Jackie volunteers as a mentor and recovery advocate and has committed her career and much of her personal life to helping Hoosiers live their healthiest lives. Jackie serves on several coalitions and collaboratives including the Governing Council for Indiana Perinatal Quality Improvement Collaborative for the Indiana State Department of Health.
Training provides 2 CEU for all who complete the training. MHAI Training Institute provides CEU for the following:
- Addiction Counselors
- Social Workers
- Marriage & Family Therapist
- Mental Health Counselors
- Certified Peer Recovery Professionals (CAPRC, CARC, CHW/CRS, CHW, CCHW)
Please allow five business days to receive your CEU certificate. You will receive an email inviting you to download your certificate from Accredible, our new certificate management platform.
This lunch & learn will be provided via Zoom (www.zoom.us)
Please visit https://inalliancepse.org/ for more information on fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) and fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS).
The registration fee is a donation to support Indiana Alliance programming, scholarships are available to those in need.