Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health (MACMH) presents a training opportunity with Kendra Gludt, MPH, Director of National Programs at Proof Alliance, and Marissa Lang, a Senior Program Manager at Proof Alliance and a Proof Alliance Youth Panel member. This training is suited for every profession to join and will address working with early childhood to young adults.
This presentation will present information on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), address common misunderstandings, and offer practical strategies. Learn how prenatal alcohol exposure impacts brain development and how to use this information to improve outcomes for individuals with FASD. Youth with FASD will also share their personal stories and advice based on their experiences.
- Understand how prenatal alcohol exposure impacts brain development.
- Acquire strategies to help individuals with FASD.
- Learn approaches from FASD self-advocates with lived experience.
About the Presenters
Kendra Gludt, MPH, is the Director of National Programs at Proof Alliance, a nonprofit dedicated to preventing fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) and supporting all those impacted. In the 16 years that she has worked at Proof Alliance, Kendra has worked with many partnering agencies including clinics, treatment centers, county systems, and social service agencies, helping them change their practices to recognize and respond to FASD. Kendra is currently on the faculty of the SAFEST Choice Learning Collaborative, a HRSA-funded program that aims to reduce prenatal alcohol exposure and improve outcomes for children with FASD.
Marissa Lang has over 20 years working in the field of FASD. She began her career screening adjudicated youth for FASD through a federal grant project at Hennepin County Juvenile Corrections in Minnesota, followed by 18 years at Proof Alliance. In her role as Senior Program Manager at Proof Alliance, she is responsible for the development and implementation of programming for individuals with an FASD, and their families. She is also involved in the public policy work at Proof Alliance to help create long-term systemic change. Marissa is passionate about empowering youth using a strength-based approach and providing families critical skills to support loved ones with an FASD.
There are two CEHs available for this training.