Caring for Yourself
This is a list of ideas for parents/carers to act as first aid for a healthy body and a happy mind!
The first aid ideas have been split into three sections, with each section being a different stage of behaviours from the person living with FASD.
Some of the ideas will require preparation and research, but this is a great investment in administering your own first aid.
Click on the button or image below to download.
Webinars for building carer resilience
NOFASD Australia partnered with American FASD specialist Eileen Devine to create these valuable videos and resources. Taking care of yourself is essential, not just for your own wellbeing but also for your family.
About Eileen Devine, Licenced Clinical Social Worker
Eileen Devine offers a downloadable journal, 14-days of reflection on your neurobehavioral parenting journey, and also publishes a blog on her website
To read the blogs Eileen mentions in the second webinar click below:
Professor Jane Fisher and Researcher Maggie Kirkman from Monash university have published Disenfranchised Grief in the context of COVID 19 in a Monash Lens.
Many people are experiencing free-floating anxiety in response to the adaptive challenges and uncertainty associated with COVID-19. Anxiety can reduce capacity to concentrate, and to plan and organise activities.
Helpful guidance has been provided by government and non-government agencies on the benefits of maintaining routines, social connections and exercise, and the potential harms of isolation, lack of access to purposeful activities, and increased alcohol consumption. However, there are other psychological consequences of the essential constraints associated with the pandemic; awareness of these consequences can enable people to understand and manage their emotions. Foremost among them is disenfranchised grief. Click here for article.
It would be appreciate if you could complete an anonymous online survey that is being conducted by Monash about how people are experiencing the COVID 19 restrictions. It takes about 10 minutes to complete and we want to understand the experiences of as many people in Australia as we can.