Do you have a child/children aged 13-18 with FASD or suspected FASD? Ottawa Psychotherapist/FASD Specialist Tanya Eichler and FASD Consultant/Mentor Nancy Lockwood are taking registrations for a therapeutic support group for adoptive parents of teens called “Unpredictable Adolescence”. The model is based on a group they ran for adoptive parents of young adults with FASD in 2021. They had much success with that group (as measured by pre/post surveys) and presented about it at both the recent ABLE2 Symposium and 2021 Kids Brain Health Conference.
The goals of the group are to:
- Build awareness of how our nervous system respond to “triggers” and “glimmers” using exercises based on Deb Dana’s polyvagal model
- Create supportive peer relationships to reduce isolation, normalize experiences, and share challenges, successes and laughter
- Resource sharing between peers