Along with attachment, loss, trauma and identity issues, many adopted and foster children struggle with executive function challenges, meaning that their brains can have difficulty with complex thinking, regulating feelings and impulses, and coordinating thoughts and feelings. This may stem from genetics, stress exposure or substance use, and may overlap with mood problems, ADHD and autistic-like symptoms. Executive function is often overlooked and misunderstood and may represent the missing piece in the puzzle. Recommended interventions, for both parents and professionals, will be described.
This webinar is part of a two part series on executive function provided by C.A.S.E.
Presented by John Sobraske, adopted person, a stepparent of adopted children, and an adoption psychotherapist in private practice.