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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.

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.

Location:

Canada

Description:

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.

Twitter:

@JeffJNoble

Language:

English

Contact:

4168059950


Episodes

#112 Ask Me Anything about FASD with Jeff Noble

6/26/2022
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,...

Duration:00:56:28

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

6/12/2022
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,...

Duration:00:58:11

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

6/5/2022
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....

Duration:01:25:46

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

5/29/2022
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...

Duration:00:57:38

#108 Part 2 of Candid Conversation with Jessica Birch

5/22/2022
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: 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...

Duration:01:12:20

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

5/16/2022
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...

Duration:01:15:49

#106 Judy Pakozdy Lessons Learned from a 40+ Year FASD Journey

5/1/2022
Would you agree the best learning comes from caregivers who have walked the FASD journey? Today, I’m talking with Judy Pakozdy, who has 45 years’ worth of FASD knowledge, training, and caregiving experience. Judy was a pediatric head nurse in Whitehorse (Yukon, Canada), a founding member of the FAS Society of Yukon, and served as its Executive Director for 12 years. She is also a mom to Matthew, an adult with FASD. In this episode, I talk to Judy about the journey she and Matthew have been...

Duration:01:12:25

#105 Talking FASD with Oshay’s Maryelen and Paula Mcphail

4/24/2022
Today’s show is an inspirational story of what determination, advocacy and drive can achieve! It is the story of Maryelen Mcphail, a foster and adoptive mom and her daughter Paula, co-founders of Oshay’s, an FASD organization, in Scotland. You will hear their journey to getting a diagnosis and the roadblocks they encountered before and after from their unique perspective as mom and daughter. We also find out how they used those blocks as stepping stones to help others. What started as...

Duration:00:59:35

#104 Dr. Catherine Lebel: New Study on low levels of prenatal alcohol exposure

4/17/2022
We know prenatal alcohol exposure is a risk factor for FASD. We have studies on high levels of prenatal alcohol exposure - but what about low levels? Up until now, we have not had a study to share showing how low levels of prenatal alcohol exposure can affect the brain and behaviour. My guest today, Dr. Catherine Lebel, is going to talk about a recently released study that examined altered brain structure and function in children with low levels of PAE. And don't worry, we break it all down...

Duration:00:44:29

#103 Jeremy and William: When Pro Wrestling Meets FASD

4/10/2022
This is an interesting and inspirational episode with my good friend Jeremy Elliott and his godson William. It is a unique tale of how a family bond, love of sports, and a mentoring mindset, made a positive difference in the life of an individual with FASD. Jeremy is a martial arts champion and owns United Family Marshal Arts in Niagara Falls (Ontario, Canada). He is also a pro wrestler. In fact, Pro Wrestling Insider has listed him as one of the Top 500. We talk about Jeremy’s journey...

Duration:01:16:23

#102 Bryan Post: How to Move From Control to Connection with your Child

4/3/2022
This is a big episode! In fact, my guest in today’s episode is affectionately known as “Big Papa”. That’s right – I finally made a connection with Bryan Post and I couldn’t be more stoked to bring his message to my audience. Bryan is a child behavior expert and founder of the Post Institute for Family-Centered Therapy. The Post Institute works with adults, children, and families struggling with early life trauma and the impact on the development of the mind/body system. A renowned...

Duration:01:07:21

#101 Sandra Butcher: The Time is Now for FASD in the U.K.

3/27/2022
My guest today, Sandra Butcher, the Chief Executive of the National Organization for FASD (U.K.) said it best: Every victory for FASD in any part of the world is a victory for all of us. And after a growing movement from many organizations and individuals in the U.K. after decades of actions, so much has happened that has pushed FASD recognition into the forefront. Sandy and her husband are parents to two young people, one with an FASD diagnosis. We talk about that early journey for her...

Duration:01:22:28

#100 A Meeting with My Mentor: 10 FASD Tips from Donna Debolt

3/21/2022
This episode is a celebration. It marks the 100th episode of The FASD Success Show but more importantly, and on a personal note, it brings me to the person who was the catalyst for my own professional FASD journey – Donna Debolt. This will also be a 100-timer episode. It is filled with so many aha moments, thought-provoking questions and insight gained over 32 years. Donna is a social worker and translated 30 years working in Child Protection into becoming an outspoken advocate for...

Duration:01:42:12

#099 Insight on Trauma, Attachment and Sensory Systems

3/13/2022
It isn’t often I endorse conferences, but the Insight Conference from the Honestly Adoption team is one that I do. And not just because I have been invited back to speak – but because Mike and Kristin Berry have put together another incredible lineup of speakers. Mike says: The goal of Insight is to provide personal access to world-renowned experts who can give you practical insight into your child's trauma and how it affects their life and behaviors. You will also walk away with the tools...

Duration:01:02:01

#098 Dr. Katy Flannigan and Dorothy Reid: What does strengths based even mean?

3/6/2022
Do you hear people suggest using a strength-based approach when supporting individuals with FASD but wonder what that means or how to do it? Do you wish someone would ask for your opinion as a caregiver? If so, this podcast is for you. In this episode of The FASD Success Show Dr. I talk with Dr. Katy Flannigan (Research Associate at CanFASD) and Dorothy Reid (Co-Chair of the Family Advisory Committee) about two recent projects: a narrative review of the literature on the strengths of...

Duration:01:12:20

#097 Olga and Serhii: An FASD Family on the Front Lines in Ukraine

2/25/2022
Content Warning: While Olga and Serhii are positive in their resolve and for their future, this interview deals with the current war in Ukraine. We realize we are living in very significant times. Today we’ve been invaded by our northern barbarian neighbours. Kyiv is being bombed. Soldiers are dying. They are invading from all sides. That’s the stage we are going through. Ukrainians are tough and we are going to resist. We are Ukraine. We are strong and we will protect ourselves. Who has...

Duration:00:45:34

#096 Alex Duthie: Humor Through Hard FASD Times

2/20/2022
If you are a member of my private online Facebook Group, you know it’s not my group. The group belongs to my guest today, who has become famous for his “wee chuckles” – Alex Duthie. Alex and his wife Sylvia have 6 bio children between them and fostered 2 boys with FASD. We talk about how they arrived at the fostering journey, their lightbulb moments after receiving FASD training as well as what Alex gives to and receives from the group. Alex has certainly become an integral part of the...

Duration:00:46:05

#095 (DiG)ging into FASD & Genetics

2/12/2022
Join me and my co-host, Barb Clark, as we talk with Abigail Erickson, Dr. Leah Wetherill, and Jeanine Schulze, part of DiG FASD, a fetal alcohol research study at the Indiana University School of Medicine about FASD and Genetics DiG FASD stands for “Dissecting the Genetic Contributions to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.” FASD is a Spectrum. The research team hopes by understanding how genes are affected, improvements can be made for treatments and interventions. If you might be confused...

Duration:01:06:56

#094 Pascal Gagné: FASD and Sexuality

2/6/2022
Few topics can divide people or make them so uncomfortable that they don’t talk about them. Sexuality is one of them. Given that inappropriate sexual behavior (ISB) is displayed by 45-52% of adults with FASD, and can present issues that split families up, this is a topic caregivers should pay as much attention to as other important life skills. Jeff’s guest today is Pascal Gagné, the FASD Team Lead at Health Nexus (Ontario, Canada). He oversees the provincial FASD initiatives. Pascal and...

Duration:00:51:05

#093 HOW PREVELANT IS FASD IN THE U.K.?

1/30/2022
The first prevalence study on FASD in the U.K. was released late last year. Today we go behind the scenes with two of the team Professor Penny Cook and Robyn Mccarthy. We will learn about the steps involved, barriers, some of the interesting and unexpected results, and what is next, including a parenting program. We also get some details on a new research project looking at the factors that predispose individuals with FASD to encounters in the criminal justice system and how individuals in...

Duration:01:08:53