The truth is: In the real world, teachers haven’t been taught about FASD. Teachers must worry about the curriculum, 25 other students, 15 IEPS, and many identifications.
While the purpose for reaching out was to find out about the WRaP 2.0 program, you will still gain, insight, inspiration, and ideas about what you can do as a parent or someone working with students.
WRaP was a Wellness Resiliency and Partnership project that provided mentorship and coaching for children and youth with FASD from 2009-2017. WRaP 2: FASD Coaching Partnership Project was introduced last year and will run until 2026.
Danna and I talk about her origin story, the landscape of FASD support in Alberta and the history behind WRaP and what she has learned from one program to now, as well as:
What does it mean when school personnel says, - I don’t see that behaviour here. If you don’t see it here let’s talk about what you are seeing. But it also goes for parents. So, let’s not talk about this child in terms of what somebody is doing right or wrong, but let’s take little pieces of what might be working and see if we can identify that.
Danna also tells us about a unique new program she is introducing that combines students, herself, a guidance counselor, and drums, the difference of having two teachers who “get you” versus two “who don’t”, and her favorite part of her new role.
And while the tips she gives can be applied anywhere, Danna provides an elevator pitch on how to get this program in your school if you are in Alberta. From our conversation, we learn just how passionate she is about success. If you want more information, check out the Show Notes below.
Contact Danna Ormstrup: 403-489-3273
Connect FASD Line: 1-866-601-3273
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