Activity: Community as a Mechanism of Intervention

The aim of this activity is to explore the role of community in the support of and intervention in common FASD behaviours.

Materials

Activity instructions

The goal of this activity is to:

  1. explore the role of community in the support of and intervention in common FASD behaviours, including substance use
  2. Identify the current function and future hopes for your community in supporting those with FASD

Reference

(Slide 29-33) Community is an important theme of the interventions Nixon endorses as effective for the FASD population who are challenged by substance use.

Part 1 – Discussion questions

Discuss the following questions:

  • how do you define ‘community’ with regard to FASD support and intervention?
  • if the ‘external brain’ is actually an ‘external team,’ who might be involved in carrying out the tasks?
  • what role does the community play in carrying out contingencies in a consistent way?
  • what are the benefits?
  • what are the barriers?
  • how might the outcomes of an intervention plan be improved with community participation?

Part 2 – Discuss community interventions

Discuss in detail how the community might be involved in the following intervention tasks:

  • initial design
  • writing of protocols
  • data collection
  • teaching related skills
  • delivering reinforcement consistently
  • crisis management
  • advocacy
  • monitoring and prompting
  • environmental adaptation
  • evaluation and modification
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Modified: 2015-09-09
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