Korean Adoption Specific
- The Hard Truth About Drinking in Korea
- Where Are All the Exposed Adopted Korean Kids?
- How Accurate Are Self Reports of Alcohol Consumption?
- Alcohol Use During Pregnancy in Korea If you are a Korean adoptive family and read only one report in this section, read the one linked in this post.
- Social Drinking in the Workplace
- Understanding, not Judging Another Culture
- World Health Organization Report on Alcohol Use in Korea
- Prevalence of Alcohol Exposure in Korean Adoption
Considering adopting a child at risk for FASD or other special needs?
- Kari, an experienced mom and FASD/adoption trainer on FASD in Adoption
Current Reserach on FASD
- Untangling Blame Adoptive moms of kids with FASD talk about their feelings toward their child's birth mother
- Secondary Disabilities in FASD that may be prevented or diminished via early intervention
- What does FASD look like in the Toddler Years?
- Intensity and Teamwork in the toddler years
- Helping Alcohol-Affected Toddlers Learn
- Urban Servant on FASD in the Grade School Years
- Julie on FASD in the Teen Years
- Coffee Catharsis: Special Ed and FASD
- Julie on the importance of connecting with other moms on this journey of Fierce Love
- Urban Servant on How Hard It is to Get Others to Take Our Concerns Seriously in the early years
- Coffee Catharsis on Dysmaturity vs Immaturity in FASD
- Kari on the functional discrepancies between IQ and Executive Function even with good parenting: Unmarked Keys
- Finding provider resources in your area: NOFAS Directory
- Should Every Prentally Exposed Child Be Evaluated for FASD?
- Can Toddlers be Evaluated?
- Does the Amount of Exposure Matter?
- What Are the Odds My Child Escaped Prenatal Exposure Unscathed?
- The Face of FASD This computer model starts with the face of a child with no alcohol exposure and allows you to manipulate variables to see the characteristic facial changes in some (but not all) kids with FASD.
- Julie on What Executive Function Deficits Are Like
- IQ in FASD: Myth #1: low IQ; Myth #2: high IQ
- Auditory Processing Deficit in FASD
Parenting in FASD
- Kari's list of Parent Mentors who have raised children with FASD
- Risk and Protective Factors in FASD (factors that may affect outcomes)
- Coffee Catharsis: Parenting to the Need, Not the Behavior A foundational principle in parenting kids with FASD
- Coffee Catharsis: We Need a Bigger Bag of Tools to parent kids with FASD
- Urban Servant on Parenting kids who do not learn from cause/effect, this follow up on the same subject, and Understanding the Disconnect Between Cause and Effect in kids with FASD
- Grace-Based NHA, Part I and Grace-Based NHA,Part II NHA (or The Nurtured Heart Approach) is a parenting approach recommended by MOFAS (The Minnesota branch of NOFAS, the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome) for parenting children who don't respond to typical parenting interventions --a common finding in kids on the FASD spectrum. These posts describe the ways our family re-oriented the NHA philosophy to fit it into our faith paradigm. Even if you don't resonate with our faith-take on it, the links to two other versions of NHA in the Part II post may be helpful.
- Nurturing your relationship with your challenging child
- On Accommodating Invisible Special Needs when others don't understand
- Coffee Catharsis Fair Does Not Mean the Same
- Urban Servant: Five Thing I Have Learned About Parenting Kids With FASD
- Coffee Catharsis on Preventing Rages
- NOFAS (the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome)
- Fetal Alcohol Research Journal (FAR) on line
- Iceberg Newsletter Archives a decade's worth of quarterly articles by parents and professionals about FASD including reviews of books, research and therapeutic interventions
- FAS Community Resource Center A clearing house of information on FASD with links to many web resources
Our Family's Journey with FASD
I have to acknowledge how indebted I am to the adoptive mom bloggers in my sidebar, who are women of faith parenting kids with FASD. I have learned so much from them. These women first identified many of the sources I have compiled here: Dorothy at Urban Servant, Kari at Coffee Catharsis, Julie at Not Just an Ordinary Life and Megan at Columbian Brewed. Ladies, God uses you to hold up my weary arms every day.