Meet Elizabeth (Anne) Russell. She is the founder of The Russell Family Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Association. Anne is also the birth mother of two individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum disorder(FASD).
This is a raw and powerful story of a birth mom who went from feeling “absolute, crushing anguish and unbearable grief” to helping save lives through her determination to raise FASD awareness through research, advocacy, publishing a book, training and speaking and forming the first FASD organization founded by a birth mom – in effect saving lives.
In this episode, Anne shares that despite all we know about pregnancy and alcohol, there is more stigma, blame and shame then there ever has been before. She offers some practical advice to birth moms about:
1. How to look after yourself
2. How to help your child
3. Dealing with depression and anxiety
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#127 Kenny LaJoy A Young Author with FASD Reveals Secrets to His Success
#126 Ask Me Anything about FASD with Jeff Noble ROUND 2
#125 Heather Vickers 51 Years Of FASD Experience
#124 Jessica Sinarski Helping Kids Understand Big Feelings
#123 BONUS Episode: FASD Day Extravaganza
#122 Essential FASD Back To School T.I.P.S. with Danna Ormstrup
#121 Audrey McFarlane Breaking FASD News
#120 Marj Wingrove Talking to Kids with FASD about Death
#119 Miranda Eodanable Photovoice: young people’s experiences and views of FASD
#118 Mark Courtepatte- FASD & IEPs
#117 Rhonda & Shawn: How to love someone with FASD who’s hurt someone
#116 Stephanie Burns: How To Stay Healthy During The Hard
#115 Tara Soucie-Noble: A Wife in the FASD Life
#114 FASD in Ireland with Tris and Scott
#113 Talking about Embraced with Joel, Jodee and Justen
#112 Ask Me Anything about FASD with Jeff Noble
#111: Jillana Goble: Reflections on Fostering, Adoption and FASD
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