NEW - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Intervention Support Certificate

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Intervention Support CertificateCourse Code: CAIS 8001

Approximately nine of every 1,000 children in Canada are born with FASD. One of the most critical issues currently facing Canada’s intervention sector is a shortage of skilled labour to fill the growing demand for FAS diagnosis, intervention, and support. This program is designed to provide participants with the essential skills to apply in a variety of roles and support sectors.

Participants will gain the skills to:
  • Work with individuals affected by FASD at all age levels
  • Establish and maintaain effective understanding and communication with affected clients, individuals, and families
  • Provide advocacy and awareness of community resources
  • Participate in case planning, crisis intervention, reporting, and documentation
  • Teach and support the learning process
  • Develop of family and participant treatment plans
Program structure

Theory: 16 weeks, 6 online modules
Workshop: 3 days, on-site

MODULE 1        Intro to FASD (history, definitions, descriptions, vocabulary, and diagnostic criteria)
MODULE 2        Intervention (best practices, behaviour adaptation, disability management and support)
MODULE 3        Community Systems (advocacy and support awareness, sensitivity to cultural diversity)
MODULE 4        Prevention, Economics and Life Planning (proactive prevention strategies)
MODULE 5        Diagnosis Component (communication skills, observation, data collection, reporting, critical thinking)
MODULE 6        An Integrated Approach to FASD (best practice tools, application of learning)

A certificate of proficiency will be granted upon completion of the entire series.

Who should enrol?
Anyone who works with individuals with FASD, including alcohol and drug workers, counsellors, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, speech-language pathologists, mental health specialists, educators, corrections workers, addiction/rehab service providers, First Nations communities, government agencies, and families.

Admission requirements:

Applicants must have and Early Childhood, Human Service Counsellor, or related college diploma or university degree or an equivalent combination of experience in a related field and applied training.


Certificate (includes 6 modules and 3-day work shop): $3,495 (special introductory price for 2017)

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Contact Francyne Jutras at the College of Extended Learning at 506 458-7843, toll-free 1-866-599-4646, or by email