Forensic Aspects of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

  • Friday, March 11, 2011
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Best Western Kelly Inn - 161 St. Anthony Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55103
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Registration is closed
 Pre-registration is required no later than 1 week in advance

This training is geared toward:

Correctional Workers, Educational Professionals

FASD Advocates, Legal Professionals, Mental Health

Professionals (LP, LPCC, LMFT, & LICSW)

Police & Law Enforcement Professionals, Probation &

Parole Officers

This professional training course will explore the complex nature of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) in a juvenile and adult forensic population. We will explore the relationship between FASD and the criminal justice and corrections systems. Screening, assessment, and diagnosis of persons prenatally exposed to alcohol will be discussed. Treatment planning and therapeutic interventions will also be explored.

Explore FASD in a juvenile & adults forensic population

Acquire knowledge about diagnosis, assessment, and for

juveniles and adults with FASD

State at least two treatment planning & therapeutic

interventions that are effective for juvenile and adults with


Define the neuroanatomy and neurodevelopmental aspects


Examine the impact of FASD on the Criminal Justice and

Legal system

Explain about FASD & its relationship to substance abuse,

domestic violence, sexual related offenses, and gang


Identify protective factors for individuals with FASD

List at least two intervention strategies that are appropriate

Dr. Natalie Brown is a Licensed Psychologist in Washington and Florida with specialized training and expertise in the areas of developmental disabilities and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs). She has practiced in both the clinical and forensic areas for 15 years and is certified in Washington State to conduct evaluations and risk assessments for the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) and Department of Social and Health Services. As a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Washington, she consults with the Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit regarding criminal behaviors in individuals with FASD diagnoses and other conditions involving developmental disability. Dr. Brown is the founder and Program Director /Chief Psychologist for FASD Experts, the only multidisciplinary FASD assessment group in the United States that operates in the forensic arena. For the past 3 years, she also has been testing and screening misdemeanor offenders suspected of having FASD who were referred by the Mental Health and Drug Courts in Seattle in order to determine their potential eligibility for coverage by the Division of Developmental Disabilities.

Presenter: Dr. Natalie Novick-Brown (FASD Expert, Washington State)

Seminar Date: March 11, 2011 (8:30am-4:30pm) Free On-Site Parking!

Location: Best Western Kelly Inn, 161 St. Anthony Ave., St. Paul, MN 55103

Training Description: Training is free to all MCCA members.

 Pre-registration is required no later than 1 week in advance

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