#115 Tara Soucie-Noble: A Wife in the FASD Life

fasd success show Jul 16, 2022

If you’ve attended any of my presentations, taken my CKS Coaching Course or followed me for a while you will know one of my sayings is “I’m not a doctor, a lawyer or a social worker,” but my guest today is a social worker and she just happens to be my wife and business partner – Tara Soucie -Noble.  

Tara does much of the behind-the-scenes work with our daughter, and our business, but she had a long career working with individuals with FASD, was a foster parent with me, and has worked with a variety of populations who have intensive housing support needs.  

On unhealthy coping strategies:  I was using work with transitional street youth as respite. Changing my career and learning about the brain differences helped me change my perspective. 

It has only taken me three years to convince her to share that knowledge with our audience, but I think it was worth the wait. In addition to getting an inside scoop on us as a couple, you will learn: 

  • How well prepared she felt with her experience and degree when she started supporting individuals with FASD. 
  • The difference in her coping strategies then versus now. 
  • Her perception of my relationship with our foster son versus her own. 
  • An explanation of supportive and intensive housing models and what our adults will need to succeed. 

I know that we want people to be independent. People aren’t shitty on purpose. They are humans and they are struggling. They want to have a good life too.

In addition, Tara shares her best advice for social workers working with this population, how caregivers can best support each other and how to help yourself in the moment as a caregiver. As always, if you stay to the end, there is a treat. In the “end of the show segment,” Tara tells you something about me that you may not know. You may not want to know …but hey, it might be good info to know. 

I do want to end with an acknowledgement that Tara is a big part of our community. And without her, there would be no business and no Show. In fact, she will be taking on a bigger role come September and I can’t wait for more awesomeness she will bring.  I hope you enjoy getting to know her a bit more and enjoy our banter back and forth! 

Show Notes: 

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