Patti formed her company to increase her reach beyond the foster/adoptive parents served by her previous employers. Recognizing that training is inconsistent between public and private sectors, between various counties and states, Patti seeks to share her depth of knowledge and understanding gained through three decades of work in the mental health and child welfare fields - knowledge that is not taught in grad school - with all those caring for our most vulnerable: our children and youth.
As a Certified Facilitator of FASCETS Neurobehavioral Model (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Consultation Education & Training Services),Patti is also committed to work with state agencies and contracting partners to become FASD-informed in their practices in preparation to meet expected regulations once FASD is nationally codified as a developmental disability.
As a parent, do you want to ensure your children's three deepest human needs are met? For your child to know that they matter? To feel heard? To be able to make sense of themselves and the world around them? Do you want to replace confusion with understanding? Anger with compassion? Frustration with acceptance? Reactivity with proactivity? When we understand both how our children's brains, changed by drugs, alcohol and/or trauma, drive their behavior, and as we understand what we bring to the table in our interactions with our children, these shifts WILL happen.