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RFFADA Services

Training

Our FASD Training is conducted in partnership with an Australia-wide Registered Training Organisation, Enterprise Management Group trading as Training Connections Australia (TCA). The training developed by the rffada and delivered by TCA was the first publicly available training delivered in Australia by professional and qualified trainers. This training can be customised and contextualised to the needs of the organisation or group and can be incorporated into policies and procedures to maximise return on investment.

Learn more by reading the training section of our website.

Consultancy

All our programs and workshops are based on a current and thorough knowledge base and aim to be practical and easy to understand.

For those providers which would prefer a longer term service, we can provide suggestions, support, interventions, information, consultations on specific individuals on a hypothetical basis and other agreed activities for a fee of $100 per month.

More Information:

Contact: The FASD Learning and Development Team
Telephone: 0412 550 540
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Individual Programs

Individual programs are flexible and can be tailored to the specific needs of a person with FASD.

These programs are available throughout Australia in the person’s home, school, respite home, or with a participating medical practitioner.

Common issues addressed include:

  • behaviour
  • school success
  • siblings
  • peer interactions
  • friendships
  • organisation and self-care
  • communication
  • anger and stress management
  • leisure and play skills

Fees for these programs vary depending on program structure, format and location of program.

More Information:

Contact: Russell Family Fetal Alcohol Disorders Association
Telephone: 0412 550 540
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Consultations

Consultations with rffada staff provide quality information and practical strategies to:

  • families
  • schools
  • childcare agencies
  • respite agencies
  • community agencies and
  • other organisations involved in supporting people with FASD

More Information:

Contact: Russell Family Fetal Alcohol Disorders Association

Telephone: 0412 550 540
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Customised Workshop and Seminar Modules

The content, format and location of these modules are completely flexible and tailored to meet individual needs.

Formats for these presentations could include seminar/workshop presentations, resource development, teleconferencing or staff meeting/in-house training.

Interactive on-line learning options will also available for these modules in the future. The training team will work with you to determine the best option to effectively achieve your desired outcomes.

More Information:

Contact: Russell Family Fetal Alcohol Disorders Association
Telephone: 0412 550 540
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Enhanced Primary Care Plan (EPC)

In summary:

  • A Medicare rebate is available for a  maximum of five (5) services per patient each calendar year. (Note, however, that allied health providers may set their own fees)
  • Patients must have a GP Management Plan and Team Care Arrangements prepared by their GP
  • GP refers to allied health professional
  • Allied health professionals must report back to the referring GP

The EPC can be written by your GP and the person with FASD is eligible for this every calendar year.

Allied Health Professionals

  • Psychologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech Pathologists
  • Social Workers
  • Dieticians
  • Audiologists
  • Orthotists or Prosthetics
  • Dental Therapists
  • Pharmacists
  • Dentists
  • Podiatrists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Aboriginal Health Workers
  • Optometrists

For more information

Mental Health Care Plan

  • 12 sessions of  individual therapy with a Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker or Psychiatrist - an additional six sessions may be available in exceptional circumstances
  • 12 Group Sessions of Therapy with a psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker or Psychiatrist
  • Rebates for assessment and treatment by a Psychiatrist

The Mental Health Care Plan is an option available for anybody (individuals with FASD, parents, siblings, carers…) who feels that their overall wellbeing and mental health is affected. Mental Illness is common; around 1 in 5 Australians will experience a mental illness at some stage in their lives.

Your Mental Health can be affected by a number of things; Physical problems such as chemical imbalances in the brain and infections, as well as non-physical problems such as exposure to trauma, family environments, cumulative stress and difficult life events.

We know that having a child with FASD can be hard, any member of the family who are feeling sad, confused, depressed or anxious about the person in the family who has Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, should see their GP to discuss other professionals who may be able to support them such as social workers, counsellors.

Ninety percent of individuals with FASD also have mental health difficulties. They may be anxious about the environments around them; they may be depressed because they are having difficulty forming relationships with other people. There are many reasons why they would be eligible to access the Mental Health Care Plan, and they should be encouraged to seek support from the appropriate professionals.

People are eligible for the Mental Health Care Plan every calendar year. You can get a referral from your GP. Make sure you book a long consultation with your doctor to allow you and your doctor enough time to prepare a Mental Health Care Plan and discuss your treatment options.

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