Check out a scientifically proven parenting method to help children with FASD
Continuing our three-day focus on some scientifically validated parenting intervention programs that hold promise for FASD intervention, today we highlight: The Family Check Up program.
The information provided below is taken directly from the Report: Prenatal Alcohol Use and FASD: Diagnosis, Assessment and New Directions in Research and Multimodal Treatment, 2011, 64-107, CHAPTER 4: An Innovative Look at Early Intervention for Children Affected by Prenatal Alcohol Exposure by Heather Carmichael Olson, and Rachel A. Montague. You can find the report by clicking here .
The Family Check-Up is a positive parenting intervention that focuses on preventing problem behavior and negative interaction styles in families at high psychosocial risk.
The goal of this intervention model is to support parents in a family-centered and ‘ecologically-focused’ manner. Like the FMF model (outlined yesterday, Day 38), the Family Check-Up also uses motivational interviewing and strengthens parents’ use of positive behavior support strategies.
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