SYF WEBINAR: The Brain First Approach to Parenting

SYF WEBINAR: The Brain First Approach to Parenting

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Date Jul 18, 2024
Time 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Cost $ 15.00
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Thursday, July 18, 2024 | 1:00PM – 2:30PM EST 

Extended Access Available July 18 – August 18, 2024

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Neuroscience research teaches us that there are environmental factors, teratogens, and other pre or post-natal toxic stress such as trauma, alcohol exposure and drug exposure that can impact the developing brain. Our experience also tells us that many children who have been impacted in such ways struggle behaviorally. Why is this, exactly? Additionally, why do the standard, commonly accepted parenting techniques fail when applied to these children? And, most importantly, what can parents and providers do to support these children differently (and more successfully)?

Eileen’s training will provide information on how to support children who struggle with neurobehavioral challenges from a brain first lens; focusing on the behavioral symptoms that are a direct result of brain differences and some strategies parents and caregivers can use to help their children and loved ones experience less distress and more calm in their environments.


Meet the Presenter – Eileen Devine

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Eileen Devine is a licensed clinical social worker and founder of Brain First Parenting. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and two teenage children. She has over twenty years of clinical experience and for the last ten of those years, has focused solely on supporting parents across the globe, all of whom have kids with neurobehavioral conditions.

Eileen has been extensively trained in the neurobehavioral model through FASCETS as well as the Collaborative Problem Solving model through ThinkKids. In addition to her one-to-one and group work with parents, she facilitates dozens of workshops and trainings each year for parents, teachers, and mental health professionals and is a trainer for the Center for Adoption Support and Education’s (C.A.S.E.) accredited Training for Adoption Competency (TAC) Program, where she instructs other clinicians across the state of Oregon on what it means to be an adoption and foster competent therapist.

In addition to her clinical expertise, Eileen is the adoptive parent of a teenage daughter who lives with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).