154 - FASCETS Friday - FASD in Spouses with Suzanne Emery

September 23, 2022

FASD Hope is a podcast series about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), through the lens of parent advocates with over twenty years of lived experience.

September is FASD Awareness Month!  FASD Hope is thrilled to welcome back previous guest (Episodes 89, 112) and FASCETS Facilitator, Suzanne Emery for FASCETS Friday! Suzanne Emery has a Master in Leadership Nursing and she is a Family Nurse Practitioner. She is a Certified Facilitator of the FASCETS Neurobehavioral Model and she is a FASCETS Program Director.

Today's FASCETS Friday episode topic is "FASD in Spouses". Suzanne has experience working with couples where one of the spouses or partners has a Fetal Alcohol or Neurobehavioral Diagnosis. Given the prevalence of FASD and Other Brain Based Diagnoses, Suzanne shares how determining a suspected FASD or other Neurobehavioral Diagnosis is critical with couples who are encountering tension and unresolvable challenges in their relationships. 

Suzanne also discusses the following topics: exploring FASD/NB as the root if there are difficulties in a marriage / relationship, how to know if a spouse were on the FASD spectrum, why seeking a diagnosis (or ruling out an FASD) would be critical in a marriage / relationship, what to do if you suspect your spouse has an FASD, support or training that can help and stories of hope.

NOTE - If you are interested in learning more about an online support group for spouses of those adults with FASD, email Suzanne at suzemery28@gmail.com


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