Workshop 1: FASD
Susan J. Astley, PhD, Director, Washington State FAS Diagnostic &
Participants will gain knowledge on best practices for diagnosing FASD
and the benefits of having a diagnosis.
Screening for Perinatal Substance Use
Byrne, MD, Chief of Maternal Fetal Medicine at Santa Clara Valley
Center & Cosette Taillac, LCSW, Regional Director of Kaiser's Early
Objective: Participants will increase knowledge on best
practices for screening
pregnant women during pregnancy for drug & alcohol use; and basic
information. Participants will also
obtain information on the referral process for treatment.
Criminal Justice System & FASD
Van Meter, BS in Administration of Justice, Lead Rehab. Officer, SCC
Katherine Lucero, Cari Santibanes, MFT, Friends Outside
Objective: Participants will learn practical tools to
people with FASD
navigate the criminal justice system.
Participants will also gain insight on the specific challenges people
with FASD face in the system and common misunderstandings in working
Workshop 4: Foster
Care/Adoption & FASD
Doctor Sparks, MSW, JD, Director of Dept. of Family & Children
Social Services Agency of Santa Clara County.
Objective: Participants will gain knowledge on the impact
has on the foster
care and adoption system through an interactive panel discussion.
The panel discussion will include foster
parents, adoptive parents and social workers.
Workshop 5: Mental
Health Issues & FASD
Pena, Ph.D, Director of Mental Health in Santa Clara
Objective: Participants will be able to identify FASD
resources in Santa
Clara County and will increase understanding on specific treatment
standards/protocols and issues surrounding mental health
Perinatal Substance Abuse Treatment Providers in Santa Clara County
Haas, MA, MFTI, CADC-II, Clinical Supervisor at ARH-Parisi House on the
Objective: Participants will increase awareness of FASD
impacted clients and
of substance use in pregnant clients.
Discussion will allow for participants to network, connect and be able
to process how treatment could be administered more
Discussion and experiential exercises will
include clinical and child development staff from Blossoms Perinatal
Mariposa Lodge, House on the Hill & Perinatal Substance Abuse
(PSAP) of Santa Clara County.
Workshop 7: FASD for Life: "A View
from the Inside"
Ohlemiller, M.A. Director of Prevention & Advocacy Services St.
Course Objective: Whether you are a
dedicated professional or a concerned
caregiver, we all need a sense of hope to fuel the energy, creativity
compassion required of us. This workshop
is offered by an experienced parent/professional who will lead
through a motivational and inspiring journey filled with tips, tears
laughs, emphasizing the realistic but positive aspects of life with a
Educating Teens (F.A.S.T.R.A.C. Curriculum/9-0 Campaign)
Stream, Executive Director & Eva Carner, Project Coordinator of the
Riverside, NineZero Project
Participants will obtain an introduction of the FASTRAC Curriculum
was designed for teen facilitator to train their peers about the
drinking during pregnancy. Participants
will also obtain a brief overview of the NineZero campaign.
Kathryn Page, PhD
Afternoon Wrap Up
Clyne, MD, SCVMC
the capacity of our community to prevent, identify,
problems related to prenatal drinking...