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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) training

The Mental Health Commission offer a suite of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) training for health professionals and service providers.

Virtual training

Promoting Healthy women and pregnancies

This two-hour virtual training event provides an overview of the complexities of alcohol use during pregnancy; defines FASD and discusses FASD prevention.

This training is only delivered by video conference in Semester 1 of the AODtraining@MHC calendar. Click here to register


Face-to-face training

Valuable conversations: applying Trauma Informed Care Practice and Motivational Interviewing to alcohol use during pregnancy

As part of the Commission's new Preventing FASD Project, the Valuable Conversations training is a two-day event planned for state-wide delivery in 2021 and 2022. 

The training covers the following topics:

  • Reflective Practice to identify areas of practice that require development for improved client engagement and outcomes.
  • Trauma Informed Care and Practice (TICP) to consider the broader context in which alcohol use may be occurring.
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI) to empathetically explore client behaviour around alcohol use (including during pregnancy).
  • FASD prevention in the context of the National Strategic Action Plan and a holistic prevention framework.
  • Brief Interventions (BI) to combine course content with skills practice using the AUDIT-C and the ‘Five As’.

Dates, Locations and Registration

For more information about training dates, locations and how to register, please download this form (and open in Adobe). Please email any queries to Dionne Aitken.

Healthy women and pregnancies - Aboriginal focus on FASD prevention in communities

This training two-day workshop provides knowledge, skills and strategies to support FASD prevention for service providers who work with Aboriginal clients of childbearing age, their families and community. 

While this training is delivered once each semester in Perth, registrations are open to service providers across the state. Click here to register

Introduction to FASD

The Introduction to FASD online package is currently being updated.

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