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      American Bar Association FASD Resolution Summit in Portland

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      September 6, 2019

      Friday  10:00 AM

      10015 SW Terwilliger Blvd
      Portland, Oregon

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      American Bar Association FASD Resolution Summit

      Summit Goal: Promote understanding and create capacity within the criminal justice system to adopt the American Bar Association (ABA) Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Resolution to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes for people, families and communities.  Learning Outcomes:  Understand how to apply the ABA resolution throughout the criminal justice system including recommendations and implications for arrest, interrogation, trial and sentencing.     Increase awareness of the unique role the criminal justice system can play in identifying and addressing the cognitive and behavioral challenges of a person with an FASD.  Review case studies that demonstrate the impacts of an FASD on impulsive behaviors, concrete processing and cause and effect; and investigate assumptions that presume a person's actions are planned, volitional or are reflecting informed choices. Learn strategies to recognize, screen and address the prevalence and costs of FASD throughout multiple, intersecting systems including justice, corrections, child welfare, mental and behavioral health and addictions services.  Indended Audience: Judges, district attorneys, Tribal courts, Tribal council/government, prosecutors, parole and probation officers, corrections administrators, law enforcement and disability justice advocates.  Why Attend? "The essential focus of this resolution is to encourage: improvement in the civil, juvenile and criminal-legal representation for persons with FASD; increased access to FASD expert screening and assessment: attention to the overabundance of FASD affected persons in foster care, juvenile delinquency cases, adult criminal proceedings and correctional facilities; and the use of FASD knowledge in court for the mitigation of sentencing and alternatives to incarceration and execution, including therapy and comprehensive services to rehabilitate and reduce recidivism (ABA Resolution, 2012). Persons with an FASD are over-represented in our criminal, legal and justice systems, and are at high risk of recidivism and institutionalization. As our systems begin to understand the long-term health effects and costs associated with institutionalization on people, families and communities, the ABA Resolution offers the criminal-legal system an evidence-based model for structuring deferment programs and providing unique opportunities for tailored supports, including adaptive cognitive and behavioral health services.  The ABA Resolution can be implemented to ensure "those impacted with an FASD are entitled to "substantive, not merely reflecting formal equality before and under the criminal law without discrimination on the basis of their disability."   FAQs What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? Please see Lewis and Clark's Transporation and Parking Information for detailed instructions on transit and parking options.  Will lunch be served?  Yes. We will be sure to serve vegan and gluten-free options. If you have specific dietary restrictions or food allergies, please fill out this form. We will do our best to make reasonable accomodations.  Access Needs Persons with disabilities can use this form to list access needs. We will do our best to make reasonable accomodations to ensure we are creating an inclusive, welcoming and adaptive learning experience for all.  Will childcare be available?  No, we are not offering childcare at this event. However, breast/chestfeeding infants are welcome to attend. Will there be a location where I can breastfeed or chestfeed?  Please use this form to indicate you will require a lactation room during the summit.  How do I register for CLE or CEUs?  Details on registration for CLE and CEUs will be sent 2-weeks in advance of the event. Please look for this confirmation email and use the provided link to identify your credit option.  How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Please contact Heather Heater at 503-880-3148 or I am a student, can I attend? Yes! Students shape the future of our criminal, legal and justice systems. We would be honored if you would spend your time learinmg in collaborating with us.  Can I update my registration information? Please do! An accurate and up-to-date number of attendees will help us make the summit comfortable and accessable for all. If you can no longer attend the event, please follow these instructions to update and edit your ticket order or email Heather Heater at with the subject line "ABA Registration."  Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable? If you can no longer attend, we ask that you please follow the instructions above to cancel your ticket order. This will ensure we have correct name tags for all attenees. 

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