Brain First Parenting and Executive Functioning in Individuals with FASD
Presenter: Eileen Devine, LCSW Therapist and Parent Support Coach, Brain First Parenting
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This webinar, sponsored by Brain First Parenting, provides an introduction to the brain-first approach to parenting a child with FASD, with a special emphasis on executive functioning skills. The webinar will provide information on what lagging executive functioning skills look like behaviorally for a child with FASD and how a parent can support their child in their executive functioning from a brain-based lens.
About the presenter
Eileen Devine has over a dozen years of clinical experience and is the adoptive mother of a child with fetal alcohol syndrome. She believes that kids do well if they can and that when we understand the way a child's brain works, we then understand the meaning behind challenging behaviors. Eileen's goal is to not only support parents in feeling more competent and confident in connecting with their child by parenting from a brain-based perspective, but to also recognize their experience as the parent of a child with challenging behavioral symptoms and the impact this has on their sense of self and well-being. When these two sides of the neurobehavioral coin can be equally addressed, there is less frustration and increased hope in this unique parenting journey.
Eileen has her License in Clinical Social Work and is a certified facilitator in the teaching and application of the neurobehavioral model, as developed by FASCETS founder, Diane Malbin. She has also completed Tier 1 training in Think:Kids Collaborative Problem Solving. Eileen is an instructor for the Center for Adoption Support and Education's accredited post-master's training for adoption competency, which seeks to provide training to therapists on issues facing foster and adoptive families.