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Jeff Noble thought he knew all about FASD... until he became a full time FASD Foster Parent. Fast forward to now. Jeff has been coast to coast and from one side of the earth to the other talking, teaching and learning about FASD with other Caregivers, Front Line Staff and anyone who might sit and listen to him. In The FASD SUCCESS SHOW, Jeff and his gang of FASD Insiders will talk about FASD in a real way so that you can learn how to deal and cope with FASD in REAL life, to be a better advocate and a more confident caregiver. Jeff is going to tackle all the hot topics like FASD and aggression, sleep, hygiene, the education system, meltdowns and working with professionals. Pretty much all the things you need to know so that you can focus on being a happy, balanced caregiver. Jeff will make you laugh, he will make you think, but mostly he will give you hope that you CAN do this. Hit subscribe and get ready to transform into the FASD Caregiver you know you can be.

The FASD Success Show Jeff Noble

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    • 4.9 • 37 Ratings

Jeff Noble thought he knew all about FASD... until he became a full time FASD Foster Parent. Fast forward to now. Jeff has been coast to coast and from one side of the earth to the other talking, teaching and learning about FASD with other Caregivers, Front Line Staff and anyone who might sit and listen to him. In The FASD SUCCESS SHOW, Jeff and his gang of FASD Insiders will talk about FASD in a real way so that you can learn how to deal and cope with FASD in REAL life, to be a better advocate and a more confident caregiver. Jeff is going to tackle all the hot topics like FASD and aggression, sleep, hygiene, the education system, meltdowns and working with professionals. Pretty much all the things you need to know so that you can focus on being a happy, balanced caregiver. Jeff will make you laugh, he will make you think, but mostly he will give you hope that you CAN do this. Hit subscribe and get ready to transform into the FASD Caregiver you know you can be.

    #112 Ask Me Anything about FASD with Jeff Noble

    #112 Ask Me Anything about FASD with Jeff Noble

    Another first for The FASD Success Show – You Asked and Jeff Answers! I contacted caregivers in our private Facebook Group and Email Newsletter to find out what questions they wanted answers to. I received so many that I couldn’t decide which to feature, so I randomly picked eight and will save the rest for a future episode.  
    It’s important to recognize I am not a doctor, lawyer, or social worker. I have lived experience, and education, and have interviewed many individuals with FASD, researchers, and professionals in the field, and coached hundreds of families. I like to say, you are the expert on your child, I’m an advisor.  
    In this episode you will find out more information on the importance of a diagnosis, neurofeedback, my top 2 takeaways from interviewing adults on the Spectrum and why understanding FASD as a Spectrum is important, toileting, swearing, plans for workshops or gatherings, survivor guilt for siblings, and regression in young adults. 
    So grab a pen and paper, get comfy, and get some answers. Thank you to everyone who sent in the questions. Let me know if you like this format. Cause if you do, we will definitely do it again. 
     
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    • 56 min
    #111: Jillana Goble: Reflections on Fostering, Adoption and FASD

    #111: Jillana Goble: Reflections on Fostering, Adoption and FASD

    Have you ever wanted to share your story and experience with the world? Let others in on your lessons learned and hope they find comfort knowing they aren’t alone in their journey? That’s exactly what my guest, Jillana Goble has done – for a second time, with her new book: A Love Stretched Life, Stories on Wrangling Hope, Embracing the Unexpected and Discovering the Meaning of Family. 
    In this episode, Jillana reflects on her journey to fostering, and what she learned along the way, including the difference between how children are presented in the foster system versus the reality and how shifting their expectations allowed them to thrive, survive and grow as a family.   
    We wrap up talking about the critical conversations and shift in mindset she feels needs to happen in the foster care system to better prepare foster and adoptive parents, along with her best advice for prospective and adoptive parents. We also touch on how she self-regulates and why she stays off social media. 
    Jillana has crafted a collection of personal stories that will serve as a guidepost for caregivers who need to navigate the often-tumultuous terrain of fostering, adoption, and raising a neurodiverse child in a world that doesn’t quite understand.  
     
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    • 58 min
    #110: What is Behind Aggression in FASD and What to Do

    #110: What is Behind Aggression in FASD and What to Do

    Aggression is one of the biggest concerns I hear from caregivers. Why does it happen, how to respond and how to manage or stop it.   
    It is such a concern that researchers have noticed and are now looking at it in more detail. In this episode, I talk to Dr. Jacqueline Pei, Dr. Mansfield Mela, and Jessica Joseph about their recently published paper: Aggressive behavior and violence in children and adolescents with FASD: A synthesizing review. 
    Behaviour, including aggression, is communication. This paper will give you some starting points to look at what might be driving that behavior. Kids are not getting up in the morning saying they want to be an a**hole. Our job is to figure out what is going on and how we can respond with more understanding and bring professionals on board to help. 
    For more information and a link to the Review, check out our blog post (link in Show Notes). 


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    • 1 hr 25 min
    #109 Olga and Serhii:  A New Chapter for this FASD Family From Ukraine

    #109 Olga and Serhii:  A New Chapter for this FASD Family From Ukraine

    Life as an FASD Caregiver is challenging enough – but what about when you have to leave everything you have ever known, first to seek immediate safety, then as a refugee to another country and then apply as a refugee yet again – all in the space of three months, while raising two daughters, one with FASD. 
    We first met Olga and Serhii Bolshova, a family I interviewed days after Russia invaded Ukraine in Episode 97:  Olga and Serhii: An FASD Family on the Front Lines in Ukraine. Olga is an alumnus of our CKS! Caregiver Kick-start Coaching Program and was beginning her journey to help build an FASD community in her homeland when war was declared. You may remember on the night they were to flee from their home, Olga had Serhii and the girls waiting in the car as she wrapped up an FASD training session on Zoom!  
    It’s been a few months and their adventures continue. Many of you wondered how they are, so once I found out they were in Ontario, I knew I had to take a drive down to see them.  
    Check out the episode to find out about life in a refugee camp in Poland, how they have been welcomed into Canada and what their next steps are. 
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    • 57 min
    #108 Part 2 of Candid Conversation with Jessica Birch

    #108 Part 2 of Candid Conversation with Jessica Birch

    In Part 1 of my conversation with Jessica Birch, an FASD advocate and adult on the Spectrum, we covered her advocacy and journey to get a diagnosis. In Part 2 we talk about life after the diagnosis. She gives us insight on how she copes with her symptoms and what you can do as a caregiver to help your loved ones. 
    In Part 2 we cover: 
    interdependence, impulsivity, emotional regulation, expectations struggles to be taken seriously as an advocate and be accommodated importance of a diagnosis and consequences of not getting one I want to thank Jessica for her honesty and openness in sharing her story. I hope that by listening to this episode, your learning curve will be lessened, you can build deeper relationships with your kids and see a hopeful future. But more importantly, understand that FASD doesn’t define a person.  
    With individuals like Jessica speaking up, and those who support and advocate alongside us, we are raising the voices and awareness. Change is coming. 
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    #107 Candid Conversation with Jessica Birch: an Advocate and Adult with FASD

    #107 Candid Conversation with Jessica Birch: an Advocate and Adult with FASD

    Imagine feeling like the world doesn’t want you. No matter what you do, or try, no one wants to be your friend. You are misunderstood and dismissed by medical professionals. You are hurting so much physically and emotionally that you start to think you no longer want to live. That is the dark place my guest, Jessica Birch, found herself in before receiving her FASD diagnosis. 
    If you have ever wished your child could tell you how they feel, then this is the episode for you. If you are an individual with FASD needing to hear from others with FASD, this is the episode for you. There is so much to Jessica’s story I wanted to give it the space it deserved to be shared, so we are splitting it into two Parts.  
    In Part One, we explore what it was like growing up undiagnosed. Despite having a supportive mom, she shares what life was like without a diagnosis, as a child, and teen and what happened when she tried to make it on her own.  
    This may be a difficult episode to listen to because of the intensity. But I think it offers inspiration because we know that with the diagnosis, support, knowledge and understanding, Jessica is thriving. And that is what we will talk about in Part 2.

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    • 1 hr 15 min

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Wish I made more time to listen to these... the ones I have listened to are amazing... thank you for all you do Jeff to help make our lives more peaceful!!

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Just found this!!!! I have recently lost hope, no support dealing with my son who is third child we adopted. First two adoption we failed! No one understands what we went through or are going through especially with this Pandemic and stuck at home!
I just listened to the first episodes! I am crying and somehow they are almost happy tears because I feel HOPE. I feel someone finally understands this daily hell. 💕💕💕💕💕💕💕

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