PODCAST

FASD Family Life

Robbie Seale

FASD Family Life podcast is where we get REAL about raising children and youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Host and FASD Educator, Robbie Seale, synergizes her 20 years lived experience, in-depth knowledge of FASD and the best research to educate, encourage, equip parents and caregivers raising children and youth with FASD. Robbie's passion is to help families thrive, because she knows the struggle is real and so is success. Weekly episodes of FASD Family Life discuss the challenges families experience and delivers effective strategies to improve family cohesion and increase understanding of this complex disability. Do you have a question about FASD or are you struggling with a challenging situation? Email your questions to FASDFamilyLife@gmail.com for a personal response from Robbie Seale. Your questions may be discussed in a future episode.
Help! I Hate The Way My Kid Speaks to Me.
Welcome to FASD Family Life the podcast for families by families where we get real about raising children and youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. I’m your host, Robbie Seale, FASD Educator, advocate and mom of four children with FASD.  I know the struggle is real, but so is success. I hope that sharing my experiences can help you feel that you are not alone and that there is hope for you and your child with FASD.  Here we are, my friends, episode 41st of the FASD Family Life podcast. I am grateful to be spending this time with you again today wherever you are. Whether this is your first episode or your 41st, I invite you to grab a nice hot cup of coffee with me as we chat parent to parent.Today we are doing to get REAL as I dive into the mail bag to answer one of the most common challenges faced by parents and careivers raising children and youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, some call it sass, attitude or back talk.  We all hate the way our children speak to us and their siblings. Nothing we try seems to work! Leaving us worn down, discouraged and frustrated, but there is hope.Settle in with your nice hot cup of coffee as I explain the brain based reasons for this common and frustrating behavioural symptom and give you some practical tips on how you can reduce frustration and improve family cohesion.Do you have a question you would like me to address on the show or a topic suggestion? Email your comments, questions and topic suggestions to FASDfamilylife@gmail.com.What to show me some love? Click the link below to Buy Me A Coffee for $5.00 Thank you! You're support means a lot to me.Support the show (https://ko-fi.com/fasdfamilylifepodcast)
4d ago
31 mins
Research & Resources Edition: South Alberta FASD Network, Debbie Deak
Welcome to FASD Family Life the podcast for families by families where we get real about raising children and youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. I’m your host, Robbie Seale, FASD Educator, advocate and mom of four children with FASD.  I know the struggle is real, but so is success. I hope that sharing my experiences can help you feel that you are not alone and that there is hope for you and your child with FASD. With more than 20 years lived experience I know it can be a struggle to find resources and research to support you, your family, and your child with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. That's why I have embarked on a new initiative to interview the movers and shakers in the FASD Research and Resources community. Every Monday I will drop a Research & Resource episode to give you information on a variety of FASD Networks, resources, training events, and conferences. I will also bring you information on fascinating FASD studies for your participation and interest.This episode of FASD Family Life Research & Resources edition highlights the work of the South Alberta FASD Network; one of 12 FASD Networks in the province of Alberta, Canada. My guest Debbie Deak is the co-coorinator of the South Alberta FASD Network and the FASD Prevention Conversation Facilitator for this network.  This network is located in the southwest corner of the province, with Lethbridge at it's centre; it covers the regon from the BC border to Bow Island, south to the USA border and north to Granum/Picture Butte.Whether this is your first epside or your 40th, I invite you to settle in with a nice hot cup of coffee, and maybe a notebook as we learn about the many programs and services that are available for individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and their famiies in South Alberta.  https://safasd.ca/Please like, rate and review this podcast. Your engagement helps others find FASD Family Life Podcast.Click the link below to see how you can support me and the FASD Family Life Podcast. Thank you!Support the show (https://ko-fi.com/fasdfamilylifepodcast)
Nov 22 2021
1 hr 4 mins
Christmas Season Survival GuideFASD Research & Resources Edition: NACAC FASD Conference
Welcome to FASD Family Life the podcast for families by families where we get real about raising children and youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. I’m your host, Robbie Seale, FASD Educator, advocate and mom of four children with FASD.  I know the struggle is real, but so is success. I hope that sharing my experiences can help you feel that you are not alone and that there is hope for you and your child with FASD.  Welcome to the third episode of the FASD Family Life Podcast - Research & Resource edition featuring a one day FASD Conference on Dec 8th, 2021 hosted by our friends at the North American Council of Adoptable Children (NACAC).It can be a struggle to find resources and research to support you, your family, and your child with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. That's why I have embarked on a new initiative to interview the movers and shakers in the FASD Research and Resources community. Every Monday I will drop a Research & Resource episode to give you information on a variety of FASD Networks, resources, training events, and conferences. I will also bring you information on fascinating FASD studies for your participation and interest.Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Conference on Dec 8, 2021Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) are some of the most common—yet underdiagnosed—challenges facing children and families in adoption and foster care.Join us December 8, 2021, for a one-day, virtual conference on FASD. The training—featuring a clinical expert, parents who can suggest successful strategies, and individuals who live with FASD—will highlight solutions for parents and professionals related to these disorders that are 10 times more common in foster care than they are in the general population. More Info & Registration: https://www.nacac.org/get-training/upcoming-trainings/fasd-conference/You can support the work of FASD Family Life podcast when you BUY ME A COFFEE using the link below. Thank you!Support the show (https://ko-fi.com/fasdfamilylifepodcast)
Nov 17 2021
22 mins
FASD Research & Resources Edition: Ready or Not Study
Welcome to FASD Family Life the podcast for families by families where we get real about raising children and youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. I’m your host, Robbie Seale, FASD Educator, advocate and mom of four children with FASD.  I know the struggle is real, but so is success. I hope that sharing my experiences can help you feel that you are not alone and that there is hope for you and your child with FASD.  Welcome to the second episode of the FASD Family Life Podcast - Research & Resource edition featuring The Ready of Not Brain-Based Disability Study.It can be a struggle to find resources and research to support you, your family, and your child with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. That's why I have embarked on a new initiative to interview the movers and shakers in the FASD Research and Resources community. Every Monday I will drop a Research & Resource episode to give you information on a variety of FASD Networks, resources, training events, and conferences. I will also bring you information on fascinating FASD studies for your participation and interest.With the READYorNot™ Brain-Based Disabilities Project, we are developing and evaluating e-health aids to help patients and families take charge of this transition. The CHILD-BRIGHT Network has provided a unique opportunity to develop and test an e-health intervention (app) to improve the transition of care journey. YouTube. CHILD-BRIGHT Network.To help youth with brain-based disabilities (BBD) prepare for the transition from pediatric to adult health care, we developed the MyREADY TransitionTM BBD App in partnership with patients, families, health care stakeholders, and our industry partner 360Medlink.We have collaborated closely with our Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) since 2017. In 2019-20 we prepared a randomized controlled trial to see if there are benefits to using the app. The PFAC, which counts five young people among its members, was instrumental in helping the trial take shape. Click here to find more info: https://www.child-bright.ca/readyornotRegional Research Coordinator email:  yomna.elshamy@ahs.caYou can support the work of the FASD Family Life Podcast and send me some love, when you Buy Me A Coffee using the link below.Support the show (https://ko-fi.com/fasdfamilylifepodcast)
Nov 15 2021
23 mins
FASD: Toddlers & PreschoolersResearch & Resources Edition: PGX - Spark Study with Chad Bousman Ph.D.
Welcome to the FASD Family Life Podcast - Research & Resource EditionFASD Family Life is the podcast for families by families raising children and youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. I am you host, Robbie Seale.  I am an FASD educator, advocate and mother of five children, four with FASD with more than 20 years experience.  I know the struggle is real and so is success.It can be a struggle to find resources and research to support you, your family, and your child with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. That's why I have embarked on a new initiative to interview the movers and shakers in the FASD Research and Resources community. Every Monday I will drop a Research & Resource episode to give you information on a variety of FASD Networks, resources, training events, and conferences. I will also bring you information on fascinating FASD studies for your participation and interest, This week my guest is Chad Bousman, PhD.  Associate Professor at the University of Calgary and research lead on a fascinating study on DNA guided prescribing for children and youth.  It is a fascinating study that is actively recruiting: children / youth who are starting or changing medication for their mental health to participate in pharmacogenetic testing through the research program at the University of Calgary.Study link: https://www.psychpgxlab.com/projects/pgx-sparkYou can Buy Me A Coffee to support the work of FASD Family Life podcast, see link below.Support the show (https://ko-fi.com/fasdfamilylifepodcast)
Nov 8 2021
20 mins
FASD & Abstract Reason, with Jerrod Brown, PhD
Welcome to FASD Family Life, the podcast for families by families raising children and youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. I am you host, Robbie Seale.  I am an FASD educator, advocate and mother of five children, four with FASD with more than 20 years experience.  I know the struggle is real and so is success. Whether this is your first episode or your 34th I invite you to settle in with a nice hot cup of coffee as we hear from my special guest Jerrod Brown, PhD and I as we discuss Abstract Reasoning, a hallmark deficit for individuals with FASD, as well as strategies to build skills and improve outcomes.Jerrod Brown is an assistant professor for Concordia University in St. Paul Minnesota and has extensive experience teaching courses at the graduate and undergraduate level. Jerrod also works at the Pathways Counselling Centre in St. Paul. Is the founder and CEO of the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies and the Editor-if-Chief of Forensic Scholars Today.  I am proud to say that Jerrod is also a friend of FASD Family Life podcast and will be a regular guest on the show.  Our last conversation with Dr. Brown,  on October 8, centered on Caregiver Stress.  Today Jerrod will help us understand Abstract Reasoning; its role in decision making, flexible thinking, cognitive flexibility and more.  I know you will want to get a pen and note book for this episode as Dr. Jerrod Brown takes us to school. You can Buy Me a Coffee to support the work of FASD Family Life by clicking the link below. If you have questions or comments about anything you hear in this episode please email me at fasdfamilylife@gmailcomSupport the show (https://ko-fi.com/fasdfamilylifepodcast)
Nov 5 2021
53 mins
Success with Structure and RoutineA Dark Night of the SoulParenting Teens with FASDCaregiver Stress; Causes and Consequences with Dr. Jerrod Brown
Welcome to FASD Family Life the podcast where we get REAL about raising children and youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Whether this is your first time listening to FASD Family Life podcast, or your 30th, I am thrilled that you are here with me. I am Robbie Seale, YOUR HOST, I am also a parent of four children with prenatal alcohol exposure, an FASD educator and advocate.  I know the struggle is REAL and so is SUCCEESS.Parents and caregivers raising children and youth are reported to have very high levels of stress; higher even of parents and caregivers raising children with different disabilities.  All we have to do is swap stories with each other to know why this is true.  While our situations are challenging we do not have to be stressed out.  There is something we can can do.This episode is jam packed with information and insights into FASD,  trauma, attachment and the vulnerability this creates for our children with FASD. My guest, Dr. Jerrod Brown has a wealth of knowledge and experience that I wanted to bring to you.  In this episode, Jerrod shares many helpful tips in managing your own stress in the midst of difficult situations based his extensive research and clinical practice.  You will not want to miss a thing!  So grab your coffee, favorite pen and a notebook because we are going to school. You're going to love it!Jerrod Brown, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor for Concordia University, St. Paul, Minnesota and has extensive experience teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. Jerrod has also been employed with Pathways Counseling Center in St. Paul, Minnesota for the past seventeen years. Pathways provides programs and services benefiting individuals impacted by mental illness and addictions. Jerrod is also the founder and CEO of the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS) and the Editor-in-Chief of Forensic Scholars Today (FST). Jerrod has completed four separate master's degree programs and holds graduate certificates in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Other Health Disabilities (OHD), and Traumatic-Brain Injuries (TBI). Jerrod is also certified as a Youth Firesetting Prevention/Intervention Specialist, an Anger Resolution Therapist (CART), a Thinking for a Change (T4C) Facilitator, a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Trainer, an Autism Specialist, and a Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider (CMHIMP).Support the show (https://ko-fi.com/fasdfamilylifepodcast)
Oct 7 2021
45 mins
My FASD Success Story, starring Paula McPhailAiring the Dirty Laundry with Christine BofenkampCaregiver StressSeparate for SuccessFASD Awareness on the Rise in ScotlandRaising Awareness of FASD with Lauren RichardsonSummer Series: Talk to the Experts - Judy SmithSummer Series: Talk to the Experts - Randy McDonald

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