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Many adopted and foster children struggle with executive function challenges, meaning that their brains can have difficulty with complex thinking, regulating feelings and impulses, and coordinating thoughts and feelings. These issues can affect every aspect of a child’s life, including success in academics and peer relationships. This workshop for parents and professionals is timed to coincide with the return to school. It will focus exclusively on interventions, which are paradoxically simple and complex, general and specific. This workshop is the second in a series on executive function provided by C.A.S.E. Attendees do not need to have viewed the previous workshop.
John Sobraske is an adopted person, a stepparent of adopted children, and an adoption psychotherapist in private practice. As a graduate fellow at the University of Minnesota, he participated in research on open adoption and early stress. He currently resides and practices in Rochester, New York. Research interests include executive function, object relations, attachment, FASD, autism and personality disorders. He works with all ages, all members of the adoption constellation, and diverse populations, and is a national and international presenter on adoption and foster care issues.
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