Resiliency and Parenting a Child with FASD
Presenter: Eileen Devine, LCSW, Therapist and Parent Support Coach, Brain First Parenting Sponsored by Brain First Parenting
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This webinar focuses on what it means to remain resilient as a parent of a child with FASD and why it is important to implement resilience-building strategies into daily life. It will define what resilience is (a frequently misunderstood concept), what breaks down our resilience as parents of kids with FASD and finally small steps every parent can take to build their resilience, no matter the day-to-day challenges they currently face.
About the Presenter
Eileen Devine, LCSW is a therapist in Portland, Oregon USA and founder of Brain First Parenting and the The Resilience Room membership community.
Eileen 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 Post-Master's Certificate in Adoption and Foster Therapy through Portland State University's Child Welfare Partnership, training other therapist on the neurobehavioral model.