C.A.S.E. is excited to announce a new short-term parent lunch bunch for adoptive families focused on raising children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) in Virginia, Maryland, and DC! Please join Carey Tompkins, LCSW-C, and Maria Frain, both experienced adoptive parents, for a new lunch bunch beginning October 17th.
Virtual groups will meet via Zoom on the 3rd Monday of every month (Oct. 17th, Nov. 21st, Dec. 19th, Jan. 16th) from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm.
Please email your name, email address, and a brief description of your interest in the group to Carey Tompkins, email@example.com to receive the Zoom Link.
Carey Tompkins, LCSW-C, recently served as the Program Coordinator for National Training Development Curriculum for Foster and Adoptive Parents and Kinship Caregivers, at the North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC). Carey brings over 15 years of experience as a training professional in both corporate and clinical settings. As both an adoptee and an adoptive mother of two children from Ukraine, Carey is uniquely qualified to understand the needs and challenges of foster, adoptive and kinship families. Her attachment-based and trauma-informed clinical work provides valuable insight and content for her professional trainings. Carey delivers trainings domestically and internationally and has provided clinical supervision to therapists within the District of Columbia, Russia and Ukraine. Her trainings have included topics as varied as Trauma and Learning; Mindful Parenting and Self-Care; Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD); Managing Sexualized Trauma; ADHD; Attachment, Trauma and the Brain, among others.
Maria Frain has been a foster and adoptive mom for 16 years. She now has 8 children and 10 grandchildren. She currently works with intellectually disabled young adults and is certified in trauma-informed techniques, as well as trained in FASD. Her desire is to come alongside and encourage parents who are on the foster-adoption journey.
Contact: Carey Tompkins, firstname.lastname@example.org