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Early Life Adversity and FASD: Risks and Opportunities

September 28, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

There is growing research interest in the adverse life experiences of people with prenatal alcohol exposure and FASD. In this webinar, we will: 1) provide an overview of adversity in FASD and associated vulnerabilities, 2) share findings of a recent study we conducted in this area, and 3) discuss how the environment can be a risk factor and an opportunity for growth for people with FASD.

Details

Date:
September 28, 2021
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Event Type:
,

Organizer

Ana Andrade
Phone:
306-651-4307
Email:
aandrade@skprevention.ca

Presenters

Dr. Jacqueline Pei
About:

Dr. Jacqueline is a Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Alberta. Also a practicing Registered Psychologist for the past twenty years, Dr. Pei began her career as a criminologist and forensic counselor working with incarcerated youth. Motivated by this early work, she returned to academia to study youth at risk, child development, and neuropsychology, leading to her current focus on interventions for individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Dr. Pei has over 75 peer reviewed publications but places the greatest value on her work with various community and government agencies. To this end, Dr. Pei currently leads the Intervention Network Action Team (iNAT) for the Canada FASD Research Network a role that facilitates the link between research, policy, and practice.

Dr. Katherine Flannigan
About:

Dr. Katherine received her PhD in School and Clinical Child Psychology from the University of Alberta, and completed a post-doctoral research fellowship in Pediatrics at the University of British Columbia. She is currently a Research Associate with the Canada FASD Research Network, as well as a Registered Psychologist in the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. Dr. Flannigan has been working in the field of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, both through research and clinical practice, for the last 15 years. She is especially interested in the biopsychosocial implications of atypical brain development, as well as environmental factors and intervention approaches that help to support positive outcomes for individuals and their families.

Details

Date:
September 28, 2021
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Event Type:
,

Organizer

Ana Andrade
Phone:
306-651-4307
Email:
aandrade@skprevention.ca

Presenters

Dr. Jacqueline Pei
About:

Dr. Jacqueline is a Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Alberta. Also a practicing Registered Psychologist for the past twenty years, Dr. Pei began her career as a criminologist and forensic counselor working with incarcerated youth. Motivated by this early work, she returned to academia to study youth at risk, child development, and neuropsychology, leading to her current focus on interventions for individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Dr. Pei has over 75 peer reviewed publications but places the greatest value on her work with various community and government agencies. To this end, Dr. Pei currently leads the Intervention Network Action Team (iNAT) for the Canada FASD Research Network a role that facilitates the link between research, policy, and practice.

Dr. Katherine Flannigan
About:

Dr. Katherine received her PhD in School and Clinical Child Psychology from the University of Alberta, and completed a post-doctoral research fellowship in Pediatrics at the University of British Columbia. She is currently a Research Associate with the Canada FASD Research Network, as well as a Registered Psychologist in the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. Dr. Flannigan has been working in the field of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, both through research and clinical practice, for the last 15 years. She is especially interested in the biopsychosocial implications of atypical brain development, as well as environmental factors and intervention approaches that help to support positive outcomes for individuals and their families.

Saskatchewan Prevention Institute