Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Workshop for Justice Workers

Friday March 24th & Saturday March 25th 2017 (9:00 AM to 3:00 PM). 

By Donation ($50 suggested).  Free for John Howard Society Volunteers. 


For Additional Registration Information please contact: Kirsten Bjermeland, Youth Mentor Coordinator Restorative Justice Program,, Tel. 250.754.1266.

This 2-day workshop is facilitated by the Whitecrow Centre of Nanaimo in conjunction with the Nanaimo Region John Howard Society’s Restorative Justice Program and aims to address the unique challenges facing justice workers coming into contact with individuals manifesting characteristics of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Through experiential and theoretical education this workshop will provide an opportunity to engage on topics such as: primary and secondary characteristics of FASD, effective communication, mentorship and strategies for working with clients.

About the Keynote Speaker: Matthew Pakozdy: Matthew Pakozdy is a voice for Canadian Youth living with FASD. A First Nations man who lives with this physical disability, Matthew believes that with the right supports, people with FASD can live healthy, happy lives. With charisma, warmth and a sincere passion to help others, Matthew effectively impacts families, government workers, educators and individuals living with similar challenges to his own.”





Ryan Barclay Memorial SloPitch Tournament: T.B.D. June 2017

Our annual summer fundraiser to support rehabilitation activities associated with our Guthrie Therapeutic Community program.


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