FASD Hope is a podcast series about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), through the lens of parent advocates with over 18 years of lived experience.
In this 30th episode, Natalie Vecchione (Podcast Host) speaks with Eileen Devine, a therapist based in Portland, Oregon and founder of Brain First Parenting and the membership community, "The Resilience Room". Eileen has over 15 years of clinical experience, with a special emphasis on working with families impacted by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and other brain-based, neurobehavioral conditions that have challenging and confusing behavioral symptoms. Eileen is a FASCETS facilitator and a Neurobehavioral Support Coach for Parents and Caregivers. With the use of teleconferencing technology, she consults with parents on a national and international basis and provides them with the support they need to implement the neurobehavioral model into their everyday parenting and interactions with their children. Eileen is an instructor for the Post-Master's Certificate in Adoption and Foster Family Therapy through Portland State University's Child Welfare Partnership, where she teaches other providers about FASD and how to use the neurobehavioral model in their work with families impacted by this disability. In addition to this professional experience, Eileen has the lived experience of parenting a child with a diagnosis of an FASD, so she understands the day-to-day struggles her clients are working through. Eileen's goal is to support parents and caregivers of children with these frequently misunderstood brain-based conditions on their unique parenting journey so that they, their children and their family can THRIVE.
During this enlightening episode, Natalie and Eileen discuss the following topics: Eileen's personal / professional background (and how FASD ties into both), when Eileen decided to become an FASD Educator / FASCETS Trainer, important factors in supporting individuals with FASD (and their families), the supports and services provided by "The Resilience Room" and hopeful words to parents and caregivers of children / teens / young adults with FASD (and other brain-based diagnoses).
Free Resources to share with parents/listeners from Eileen Devine, LCSW:
Your Lens Matters Handout: https://bit.ly/yourlensmattershandout
Brain-First Parenting Webinar (on the neurobehavioral model): https://bit.ly/brainfirstwebinar
Weekly Self-Care Template for Parents: https://bit.ly/selfcaretemplateforparents
14-Day Neurobehavioral Reflection Journal for Parents: http://bit.ly/freeparentingjournal
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