The American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies - Webinar

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in Criminal Justice and Forensic Mental Health Settings: An Advanced Training for Professionals   (MEMBERS ONLY)

Presented by Jerrod Brown, Ph.D, MA, MS, MS, MS

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Webinar Objectives:

  • Develop an understanding of FASD and its implications for criminal justice and forensic mental health settings
  • Learn how FASD can contribute to victimization and problematic behaviors
  • Identify best practices for the screening and intervention of FASD in criminal justice and forensic mental health settings
  • Review empirically based research findings


This training is intended for professionals working in criminal justice and forensic mental health settings. FASD is an umbrella term used to identify the host of permanent adaptive, executive, and physical impairments caused by prenatal alcohol exposure. Beyond these impairments, FASD places an individual at risk for a diverse array of negative life events and outcomes including criminal justice-involvement and placement in forensic mental health settings. This is particularly true when FASD goes undiagnosed or professionals lack familiarity with this challenging and complicated disorder. This training has four key learning objectives. First and foremost, this training will review the impact of FASD on each level of the criminal justice (i.e., arrest, trial, confinement, community supervision) and forensic mental health systems (i.e., screening, assessment, intervention, treatment). Second, this training will identify the best practices in the screening of individuals with FASD. Third, this training will review evidence-based practices for the treatment of FASD. Further, the training will explore how FASD can contribute to vulnerability and victimization as well as an increased risk for self-injurious behaviors and suicide. Fourth, other important topics considered throughout this training will include adaptive functioning limitations, confabulation, executive dysfunction, suggestibility, and theory of mind deficits. Last, empirically-based research findings will be utilized throughout this training to enhance learning outcomes. Email: Jerrod01234Brown@live.com

Presenter Biography:

Jerrod Brown, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor for Concordia University, St. Paul, Minnesota and has extensive experience teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. Jerrod has also been employed with Pathways Counseling Center in St. Paul, Minnesota for the past seventeen years. Pathways provides programs and services benefiting individuals impacted by mental illness and addictions. Jerrod is also the founder and CEO of the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS) and the Editor-in-Chief of Forensic Scholars Today (FST). Jerrod has completed four separate master’s degree programs and holds graduate certificates in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Other Health Disabilities (OHD), and Traumatic-Brain Injuries (TBI). Jerrod is also certified as a Youth Firesetting Prevention/Intervention Specialist, an Anger Resolution Therapist (CART), a Thinking for a Change (T4C) Facilitator, a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Trainer, an Autism Specialist, and a Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider (CMHIMP).

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