Untangling FASD, Trauma, and Emotional/Behavioural Dysregulation
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a complex condition that can affect an individual’s learning and problem solving, communication, motor skills, and social abilities.
However, the most significant impact arises when alcohol disrupts early brain development in areas responsible for controlling emotions and behaviour.
This impact is even more pronounced when FASD and trauma occur together. Trauma-informed care can support children with strong emotional reactions by helping them build safe and trusting relationships and learn self-regulation skills.
However, for a child with FASD, the underlying challenges make it harder for them to regulate themselves, and they may not respond to these strategies or show progress. This can leave caregivers feeling disempowered and frustrated.
In this webinar CETC brings together three professionals with different perspectives in a conversation about the brain and behaviour. We will be exploring questions including:
- What’s the difference between the effects of FASD and trauma, and can we really tell?
- How can neuroscience help us understand the brain-behaviour connection?
- Neuroplasticity – can the brain repair itself?
- What approaches to behaviour support are most effective?
- How can we support children with FASD to recover from trauma?
- Is FASD a helpful or a limiting diagnosis? What about hope for the future?
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