Upcoming Event: Pre-Conference FASD and Law Day

On February 28th 2017, Dr. Stewart will be co-hosting an event at the Westin Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver BC.  This FREE event will be a pre-conference workshop and will take place the day prior to the 7th International Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.  For more information on the conference, please visit: http://interprofessional.ubc.ca/FASD2017/

The purpose of the event is to allow for meaningful collaboration and discussion on issues facing individuals living with FASD who become justice-involved.  The event will bring together individuals working in various sectors in the justice system as well as individuals living with FASD, families, and caregivers. This will be a hands-on workshop that will present key issues and use practical examples. There will also be ample time for discussions and networking.

The event will open with an overview of issues related to FASD and justice.  This discussion is meant to frame up the overarching challenges addressing individuals with FASD who become justice-involved.  The workshop will then feature speakers from various sectors to engage in roundtable presentations.  Each presentation will be followed by a discussion period. Presentations and discussions will be practice-based and will examine successful practices within various sectors.  There will be speakers from the following groups: Judges, Probation, Corrections, Police, and Lawyers. The presentations will conclude with the perspectives of family and caregivers of individuals living with FASD.

As the workshop speaks from various vantage points, our goal is to allow participants to benefits from hearing the perspectives of others and build capacity for cooperative and critical engagement.

If you are interested in attending this event, please visit our Eventbrite page (here) to register or visit our Facebook event page (here) for more information.  Registration is free but required.  If you have any questions, please contact the research team at fasd.research.project@uregina.ca

Alexandra Johnson

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