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Understanding and Supporting FASD with Dan Dubovsky

For parents, caregivers and professionals supporting individuals with diagnosed or suspected fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).

Learning Objectives

·       Why we need to Think Differently when Supporting Individuals with FASD

·       Rethinking our Practices

·       Identifying the Components of a Positive Focused System of Care

·       Strategies for Improving Outcomes for Individuals with FASD

·       Supporting Caregivers for Success

About Dan Dubovsky

Dan has worked for over 40 years in the field of behavioural health, in residential, outpatient, and hospital settings. Dan has been involved in the field of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) for over 25 years, 14 of them as the FASD Specialist for the SAMHSA FASD Center for Excellence in the United States.    His son, Bill, has been his mentor and best teacher in understanding what it is like to live with FASD and how providers and family members need to change their approach.

Please register here for May 30 event.

Seeking Admission Home Foster Parents

Dufferin Child & Family Services is seeking foster parents with specialized parenting skills to provide emergency, short term foster care for children and youth, including teenagers.

The successful candidate(s) will receive a daily, tax-free retainer to be available for placements as needed and further daily compensation once children/youth are placed in the home. You will often be working with children/youth who have emotional and behavioral needs. We are seeking a home with the availability for sibling groups.
Assessment of the children’s needs is delivered through an integrated team approach that individualizes services for each child/youth. Admission foster parents are trained, supervised, and supported by our program staff, including a consulting psychologist, and play a primary role in initial therapeutic interventions. The program’s goal is to reunite the child/youth with his or her family or to assist in assessment for longer term care.  To view the Admission Home Foster Parent Info please click here.

To complete an online inquiry please click here.

Community Resource Fair – March 21

On Thursday, March 21st from 5pm – 8pm at Orangeville District Secondary School – ODSS, 22 Faulkner Street, Orangeville

Admission is free.