The FASD Elephant™ Podcast, Blog & Community
The FASD Elephant™ helps caregivers and professionals understand Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders differently and create practical, creative interventions that work.
~ Alice in Wonderland
(and—with apologies to Lewis Carroll—many FASD Caregivers)
Making Sense of FASDs
As a psychologist, I’ve seen families who make it work, and I’ve seen heart-wrenching fails: forced foster care, residential placements and treatments, running away, failed adoptions, suicide attempts, and incarcerations.
As a foster parent, I’ve felt personal success and failure, too. I understand how sadness, worry, embarrassment, anger and confusion affect you. I know you can’t do it alone. I know you need support. And I know it helps to understand what is going on—as crazy as it may feel in the moment!
We can all learn from each other, quit trying the same bad strategies over and over, and find the information we need:
Together, in an honest, practical, and constructive way, you (and your FASD team) can move mountains—even if it’s one stone at a time.
A Fetal Alcohol Point of View
Metaphors are so important in understanding why we approach things the way we do. This was what started the FASD Elephant—helping people to think differently about FASD to come up with better interventions, solutions and also ways of coping.
We have to work together.
Out Of The Box
It’s never “just” FASD
Treating Fetal Alcohol, attachment, and trauma simultaneously.
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