FASD Sessions 2018 & Impulse Control Tips
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FASD Sessions 2018

Saskatoon - March 27th & 28th

The FASD Network is pleased to announce the second annual “FASD Sessions” conference for Saskatchewan professionals.

This year’s conference will be held in Saskatoon March 27th to 28th at the Travelodge. FASD Sessions 2018 will include two days of presentations from experts actively working in the field of FASD with rich content, key takeaways, and opportunities to network with other professionals from across the province.

Focusing on a theme of “Advocating & Accommodating,” attendees will learn how to advocate within complicated systems to gain needed services for clients while discussing approaches to supporting individuals and examining accommodations to meet the needs of people with FASD.

This conference will be of interest to frontline workers, community agencies, support workers, education professionals, social workers, mental health professionals, students, addictions service providers, justice & correction workers, academics, caregivers & more!

Tuesday, March 27th
8:30 am – registration
9:00 am – Shana Mohr
10:45 am – Dr. Michelle Stewart
12:15 pm – Lunch
1:00 pm – Dr. Mansfield Mela
2:45 pm – June Draude

Wednesday, March 28th
9:00 am – Dr. Gerald Block
10:45 am – Cheryl Charron
12:15 pm – Lunch
1:00 pm – David Ambrose
For more information or to register visit the Network’s website.

Impulse Control Tips

Everyone struggles with self-control occasionally, especially children. For individuals with FASD the ability to resist urges can be inhibited by deficits in an individual’s executive functioning. Typical executive functioning refers to neurological functions such as the ability to identify goals, plan how to reach them, and then effectively implement these planes. Impulse control is one of the areas of executive functioning that can be impaired by prenatal exposure to alcohol.

Some quick tips to help with impulse control are:

  • Role-playing or social stories
  • Cues and reminders (visual or verbal)
  • Goal trackers
  • Schedules
  • One-on-one support
  • Modeling impulse control
  • Teaching self-talk or self-rewards
  • Count to three before answering or responding to something
  • Avoid situations where the individual has been unable to control impulses in the past
  • Teach relationship repairs and self-advocacy


Upcoming Events

February 7                   February 14     February 21          February 28
Improv for individuals               Peer Support              Caregiver Support             Life skills workshop

To RSVP for upcoming events visit our calendar online.

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Cover photo credit: Tourism Saskatchewan
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