The IHS TeleBehavioral Health Center of Excellence presents



Understanding How FASD Impacts Students:
Why Is It Important?
Presented by Robin Harwick, PhD & Elizabeth West, PhD
Dates and Time

January 11, 2017, 1 pm ET, 12 pm CT, 11 am MT, 10 am PT, and 9 am AKT
* Arizona, you will be aligned with Mountain Time due to Daylight Savings Time ending.

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
1. Examine the importance of education related to the impact of FASD on students.
2. Demonstrate increased confidence in discussions with parent/caregivers about FASD.
3. Determine what types of interventions are effective for students with FASD.

Target Audience
Educators, Health & Educational Administrators, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Counselors, Pharmacists,
Pharmacy Technicians, Psychologists, Dentists, Physicians, Physicians Assistants, Social Workers, Allied Health
Professionals, Psychiatrists.


This presentation is open to everyone and no registration is required. Simply follow the instructions under “Connection
Information” on the day of the presentation to be connected. There is no cost or travel required and no credits will be

About the Presenters

Robin Harwick, PhD, is highly motivated and passionate about bridging the gap between research and
practice to improve the lives of children and families particularly those from underserved and/or marginalized
populations. She has been a member of academic, governmental, and private research teams since 1995. She has also
worked extensively in direct service of children and families as a parent educator, home visitor, and therapeutic foster
parent. In these roles, she conducted developmental assessments, designed curricula, taught parenting classes, and
served as an advocate for youth and families. Her research interests include the transition to adulthood, family systems,
and substance use and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. She is currently a Research Scientist at the University of
Washington’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute.

Elizabeth West, PhD, research agenda focuses on transforming communities to increase access and to
improve outcomes for students with disabilities. Her program areas include: Special Education, Low Incidence Teacher
Education, Special Education Doctoral, Teacher Quality & Teacher Education, Equity Studies and Native Education.
Specific research interests include: a) identifying instructional variables that will facilitate and enhance skill acquisition
and generalization by students with low incidence disabilities, b) developing effective practices to positively influence
outcomes for students who are culturally and linguistically diverse, c) online course development, implementation, and
use of technology to facilitate teacher and student learning and, d) establishing positive behavioral supports for a
diverse society.

Disclosure Statement
The presenters have no financial relationship to this program.

Connection Information

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3. Enter your name, first and last, with designation in the box designated Name (ex: Jane Doe, MD).
4. The passcode is: fasd
5. Click on the “Enter Room” button
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