Monday, June 02, 2008

Understanding FASD: All Parties Involved

As the parent of a child with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) many of us know how difficult it can be to education our families, neighbors and even the professionals responsible for being a part of our children's lives.

The Video below is an excellent tool for parents to use in order to help other's understand some of the things that families face while loving a child who has been effected by prenatal alcohol exposure. This movie features the biological sister of adopted FASD sibling sisters. FASD has an impact on




The next video offers some statistics and information about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and how it happens. This video outlines the development of an unborn baby, and how some of the damages can show up when there is prenatal alcohol and drug exposure.




If you are parenting a child with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) or any of the disorders that fall under FASD such as Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) or Alcohol-Related Neurodevelopmental-Disorder (ARND) understanding what has happened and some of the common issues our children face can be the first key to finding ways to parent better.

The Adoptive Parents Network offers member support forums for families parenting children with Alcohol and Drug Effects We also offer State Forums where members including parents, case workers, therapists, community resource leaders and anyone else is welcome to post their resources. We invite those people working with our children and with us as their parents to feel free to join our Network and post any information you would like to contribute in the Forums.

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Parents might find it's simple and easy to offer family members and professionals some insight on some of the real issues we face. My readers are always welcome to use the Email link following any Blog Post to send what you find to your family, friends and the professionals that are working with you and your family. When the community understands a little more about what is going on with our children--we might have more support and effective interactions for our children.

The Next Blog in this series will cover some of the Basic Information about Children with FASD.

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