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May 21

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD): What Is It and What Do We Do About It?

Of all substances of abuse, alcohol causes the most serious long-term effects in a fetus, resulting in permanent brain damage. Many children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders often go undiagnosed and suffer lifelong social challenges, serious mental
health problems, and involvement with the juvenile justice system. Proper identification and intervention can help prevent many of these challenges. Attendees will learn to identify red flags & signs that may indicate brain-based behaviors as a result of prenatal alcohol exposure. 2 CEs, 2.5 CLEs

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May 21, 2024 11:00am ET - May 21, 2024 01:00pm ET

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This presentation helps attendees begin to view social/emotional problems, difficult behaviors, and the learning

challenges of these children as a symptom of brain dysfunction and not willful defiance and opposition.


  • Learn what FASD is and how it is often misdiagnosed.
  • Learn how FASD impacts brain development and behaviors.
  • Learn to identify FASD red flags.
  • Gain a shift in perspective about those with social/emotional
  • problems, difficult behaviors, or learning challenges.

Continuing Education:

2 CEs approved by the Florida Board of CSW, MFT, and MHC for LCSW, LMFT, LMHC and Certified Master Social Workers through CEBrokers.

Florida Bar Association: CLE Credits: 2.5 General, 2.5 Mental Health and Wellness; Certification Credits: 2.5 Juvenile Law


Jacquelinne Anderson, LCSW

Lead Coordinator, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Clinic

Jaquelinne graduated from the University of South Florida after receiving her Master’s in Social Work. She has been dedicated

to serving and working with families since she began her career and has worked in several capacities at agencies that provide support in

the areas of parenting, grief, mental health, and currently, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.

Jaquelinne is nationally certified and trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and the FASCETS Neurobehavioral Model.

Jennifer Werden, BSW

FASD Parent Advocate at The Florida Center

Jenn is a mom of four, including one child living with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, the most severe on the FASD spectrum. She serves as

a parent advocate for The Florida Center's FASD program. She has a bachelor's degree in social work from Florida State University

and is currently pursuing her master's in the same field. Jenn is expertly trained in Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) and

has participated in Training on the FASCETS neurobehavioral model, Circle of Security, and numerous FASD trainings.