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February Virtual Monthly Parent Training: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and FASD-Wise Parenting Part 2
February 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
This condition affects roughly half of adoptees but goes largely unrecognized outside Canada and a few states. It looks like a variable combination of ADHD, Autism symptoms, Attachment Disorder, PTSD and willful misbehavior–along with poor parenting. It baffles and exhausts parents, professionals, and the people who have it, child or adult. When we can see the pattern of FASD and really grasp what the brain is up to, we approach the person differently—with a lot more serenity and success.
This training is part two from the virtual training offered in February of 2023. All are welcome, whether you attended that session or are just joining, it will be relevant!
1. Participants will integrate the patterns of FASD into their understanding of neurodiversity and child development.
2. Participants will be able to make adaptations to their parenting that will further support success.
3. Participants will analyze ways to improve their family’s overall mood, functionality, and relationships.
Kathryn Page earned a PhD from the Center for Psychological Studies in Berkeley and an internship in addiction recovery at Stanford, a few highlights of Kathryn Page’s career include: Disabilities Specialist for the Santa Clara County Juvenile Drug Treatment Court; bilingual School Psychologist in San Lorenzo; 504 Coordinator in the Santa Clara Juvenile Hall; and teacher of social workers with UC Davis Extension.
Dr. Page has been working on FASD for over 30 years. She founded and directed the diagnostic clinic in Santa Clara County, CA, and is the co-chair of that county’s 5-year plan. She provides the mandatory FASD training for Los Angeles County’s mental health providers, and advocates for legislation at the state and federal levels. Kathryn consults, writes, teaches, and lives with this condition in her son as well as herself.