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FASD affects us all, and we’re bringing top experts together to examine the many intersections of FASD and society through a series of quarterly virtual events. Join us online on June 29 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. CST for this informative session.
Improving Child Welfare Practices for People with an FASD
The Summer 2023 ProofCON Pro session will explore the many intersections of FASD and child welfare.
Children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) are highly overrepresented in the child welfare system, including foster care and out-of-home placement. On average, a child with FASD is 17 to 19 times more likely to be in the child welfare system than someone without an FASD.
During this session, presenters will address the intersection of child welfare and FASD, including how the child welfare system currently cares for children with FASD, how to improve child welfare practice for FASD and how FASD intersects with the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA).
ProofCON Pro Summer 2023 Presentations
Shannon Smith, Executive Director, ICWA Law Center
Learning objective #1: Participants will recognize the historical and legal foundation of ICWA/MIFPA
Learning objective #2: Participants will better understand the role of Child Welfare in achieving positive outcomes for families in tribes
Learning objective #3: Participants will better understand the current law, ICWA and Tribal-State agreements
Tammy Richards, M.Ed., Senior Research Associate, James Bell Associates, Inc. and Erin Morehouse, M.P.H., Research Associate,
James Bell Associates, Inc.
Learning objective #1: Participants will learn about research that contributes to our understanding of the prevalence of children with FASD in child welfare
Learning objective #2: Participants will consider studies of current child welfare practices which suggest that families may not receive service referrals to address the needs of children with FASD and their caregivers
Learning objective #3: Participants will recognize how state laws and insufficient training on FASD may reinforce stigma, contribute to inequitable child welfare practices, and weaken efforts to strengthen and preserve families
Amanda N. Barczyk, Ph.D., M.S.W., Senior Research Associate
James Bell Associates, Inc. and Leah Bouchard, Ph.D., Research Associate, James Bell Associates, Inc.
Learning objective #1: Participants will consider how child welfare agencies can work with community service providers to help recognize children who may be impacted by an undiagnosed FASD
Learning objective #2: Participants will understand the types of services in their community that may help address the needs of children with FASD
Learning Objective #3: Participants will learn the type of supports and information that can help birth parents, relative caregivers, and foster parents provide stability and permanency for children
12:00–12:05 CST: Welcome
12:05–1:05 CST: Understanding the Impact of Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)
1:05 – 2:05 CST: How does the child welfare system currently care for children with FASD and their families? A review of research to understand current practice
2:05 – 2:15 CST: Break
2:15 – 3:15 CST: How can the child welfare system care for children with FASD and their families? Information and resources to improve practice
Pro Ed That Works for You!
The virtual ProofCON Pro sessions include accessible educational content and the opportunity to hear fact- and experience-based information and insights from speakers worldwide. Registrants will have on-demand access to content for 90 days following the live event. Watch when it works for you!
This event has been approved for:
- Minnesota Board of Social Work CEUs.
- Applied for CLEs through the Minnesota State Board of Continuing Legal Education
For other CEUs, a certificate of attendance will be provided that includes date, time, attendee name and learning objectives.
Professionals can also earn CEU credits by attending ProofCON Pro sessions.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions about obtaining CEUs.