FASD Hope is a podcast series about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) , through the lens of parent advocates with over nineteen years of lived experience.
Episode 92 is the FOURTH FASCETS Friday Episode, featuring Stacey Chart and this episode is titled "Getting Ready for the Holidays". Stacey joined FASCETS in 2020 as the Office Administrator and shortly after, became a Program Director. Although her educational background is in Early Childhood Education and she has many years of experience as a Medical Office Professional, she describes herself as "Just a Mom", as that is where she truly has gotten her life skills as a successful FASCETS Facilitator.
Her journey with FASCETS began several years prior to her employment with them, in 2013, when she and her husband attended their first FASCETS training with Diane Malbin. The training was life-changing for them and it became pretty clear that their adopted daughter, who was nearly 2 at the time, likely had FASD. Following their daughter's official diagnosis from the University of Washington, they became fierce advocates and set out to learn as much as possible. This led to Stacey and her husband becoming certified facilitators of the FASCETS Neurobehavioral model in 2016
Stacey began a website, https://www.charthope.org/ to educate people about FASD and to share hope and personal stories. She and her husband have facilitated workshops in the Willamette Valley of Oregon and all the way to New York. Stacey lives in Oregon with her husband and youngest daughter, now 10 (who has FASD) on a mini-farm with their chickens, ducks, goats, emus, a mini-horse, dogs and cats. In addition to their young daughter, they have 3 adult children and 3 grandchildren.
In this FOURTH FASCETS Friday Episode, Stacey addresses the following (especially when getting ready for the Holidays with children / teens / young adults with FASD and other brain-based diagnoses): her own family's journey with FASD, what led both her and her husband to become FASCETS Facilitators, the dysregulation behind the holiday season, things to consider NOT to do during the holidays, ways to prepare for the holidays and words of hope.
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Online Workshop Opportunity -
Neurobehavioral Conditions Including FASD
For Professionals, Caregivers, Parents
January 21 – February 25, 2022
9:30am-11:30am PT (US and Canada)
6 two-hour live online sessions
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NOTE - If you decide to sign up for a FASCETS training, please let FASCETS know that you were referred by FASD Hope (as this helps in supporting FASD Hope as an organization).
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