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A DIFFERENT LENS: Retooling Parenting Strategies & Relationships for Children with FASD & Trauma

March 18, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm


When parents discover their child has an FASD, they often receive well intended, but limited advice on “what to do.” FASD is a complex diagnosis and in many cases the child has also experienced trauma which changes the game.  Learning to parent a child with FASD and Trauma can be frustrating and exhausting. This fun (yes, parenting can be fun), interactive session, will help attendees tap into their parenting strengths and learn how parenting responses can help or hinder successful strategies. Jeanne will help parents understand how the child’s and parent’s hot /cold neurological systems are activated causing physical and psychological responses.  She will also present six practical steps to help parents retool and improve their relationship with their child and prevent care-giver burnout.

PRESENTER:  JEANNE KETOLA, MA, LPCC, is a mental health professional at  K.I.D.S & Family Therapy in Champlin and specializes in helping adoptive families and children who have been affected by FASD and trauma. She also provides therapeutic services at St. David’s Center for Child and Family Development.   She is a parent of three adopted children and has navigated the world of FASD and trauma for over 15 years as a parent, professional and national advocate. Jeanne has experienced the frustration and ineffectiveness of a one-sided approach to FASD and trauma in all areas including therapeutic settings, schools, social and criminal justice systems. She is certified in Families Moving Forward which is a scientifically researched program for parents of children with an FASD; she received the Permanency and Adoption Competency Certification from the University of Minnesota, and recently completed a short study on the improvement of adaptive functioning in children with an FASD who receive a multidimensional therapeutic approach. She is currently receiving training as a certified clinical trauma professional for individuals and families.


NANCY LE at (763)422-7104, nancy.le@co.anoka.mn.us

MARY WALKER at mneebwalker@yahoo.com


March 18, 2017
10:30 am - 12:30 pm




Anoka County Gov’t Center
2100 Third Avenue
Anoka, MN 55303 United States
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