A Community Event: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Seminar


The Center for Humanistic Change will be offering a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Seminar on Friday, September 11, 2020. This event is free and open to the public via pre-registration at https://www.thechc.org/event_calendar/event_calendar.html. Lyn Becker and Dr. Mary Culshaw will be the facilitators for this event.

Will be presenting via zoom,

Dr. Culshaw is a faculty member in the Master of Occupational Therapy program at Moravian College.  An occupational therapist helps people with injuries, illnesses, or disabilities develop, recover, and improve the skills needed for daily living and working.  Dr. Culshaw has worked in several clinical programs over the years, supporting youth with FASD and their families.  She is proud of being an occupational therapist in one of the first adult assessment clinics for FASD in Alberta, Canada, advocating for occupational justice for her clients.  Occupational justice is the right to participate in meaningful and purposeful activities for an individual despite physical, social, and environmental barriers.

Lyn Becker is a FASD Parent Advocate, Activist, and Educator. Lyn’s activism focuses on the development of a comprehensive system of care for the prevention, identification/diagnosis and intervention of FASD. As a parent of an individual with a FASD, Lyn understands firsthand how difficult it can be to navigate the healthcare and school systems on behalf of an individual with a FASD.

Event Name:        Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Seminar

Date:                     Friday, September 11, 2020

Location:              Zoom – Log-in info included with registration.

Time:                     Friday, Sept 11, 2020, 8:00 a.m. – 11 a.m.

This is a seminar designed to raise awareness about the dangers of alcohol consumption during any stage of pregnancy. At the end of this seminar participants will be able to:

  • Define excessive consumption, alcohol content per drink type.
  • Recall the history of attitudes of alcohol use during pregnancy vs. current recommendation.
  • Recall the implications of alcohol use during pregnancy.

The Center for Humanistic Change is a not-for-profit agency that gives community members the knowledge and tools they need to make better-informed and more positive life choices. We do this by providing prevention education and life skills training focusing on decision making for positive choices.  For 40 years, CHC has developed and delivered high quality educational programming throughout the Lehigh Valley. Our programs provide individuals with tools that will enhance their personal growth, help them develop strong family units, and understand what is required for caring communities and effective working environments. CHC’s educational philosophy is based on a holistic learning model known as humanistic education, which seeks to engage people intellectually, emotionally, and behaviorally.  We believe that people are inherently good and have the potential to live fulfilling lives.  We also believe that, given the right tools, individuals can make positive choices and positive changes in their lives, have healthy relationships, and avoid destructive behaviors such as substance abuse, dependence, and violence. We serve individuals of all ages. This FASD Seminar is funded by Lehigh and Northampton Counties Departments of Human Service, Drug and Alcohol Divisions.


Information provided to TVL by:
Pam James
Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director
Center for Humanistic Change, Inc.