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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) training

The Prevention Services Division at the Mental Health Commission provides a range of training to health professionals and service providers about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

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

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

This event is only delivered once a semester in Perth and registrations are open to service providers across the state.  Click here to register via the AODtraining@MHC calendar.

Alcohol and pregnancy – promoting healthy women and pregnancies

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

This event is only delivered by video conference, offered in Semester 1 of the AODvideoconference@MHC calendar. Click here to register.

*NEW* Valuable conversations: applying TICP and MI to alcohol use during pregnancy

As part of the MHC’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 develop: Compassion, Acceptance, Partnership and Evocation (Spirit of MI).
  • 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’.

For information about training dates, locations and how to register, please click here. Please direct any queries to Dionne Aitken (Dionne.Aitken@mhc.wa.gov.au).

Introduction to FASD

The Introduction to FASD online package is currently being updated. It is expected to be live early 2021.

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