Our Day of Dravet workshops on Saturday, October 2nd, 9th, and 16th, beginning at 12:00pm ET, will offer a 9-hour workshop on behavior (broken into three, three-hour sessions), that will teach Brain First Parenting.

Why ‘Brain First’? What does the brain have to do with challenging behaviors? Everything, actually. Neuroscience research tells us that the brain and behaviors are always connected. That’s why, when we parent from a brain first framework — thinking brain first, and then behavior — our child’s challenging behaviors are reduced and we shift toward greater connection and less frustration in our parenting experience.

These sessions will be led by Eileen Devine, LCSW, a neurobehavioral support coach for parents. Eileen Devine is a therapist, neurobehavioral consultant, and mother to a child with a neurobehavioral disability that has challenging behavioral symptoms. She has her License in Clinical Social Work and is a certified facilitator in the teaching and application of the neurobehavioral model, as developed by FASCETS founder, Diane Malbin. She has also completed Tier 1 training in Think:Kids Collaborative Problem Solving. Eileen is an instructor for the Post-Master’s Certificate in Adoption and Foster Therapy through Portland State University’s Child Welfare Partnership, training other therapist on the neurobehavioral model.

This nine-hour workshop is typically held in person, but Eileen will be sharing it with the Dravet syndrome community through three, three-hour virtual sessions on October 2nd, 9th, and 16th. You will learn the neurobehavioral model of parenting and how to apply it immediately to your parenting. There are accompanying handouts/exercises for each session. The sessions will also be available on-demand after Day of Dravet, so you have the opportunity to participate as your schedule allows.

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