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A Comprehensive Approach to Assessing the Strengths and Needs of Parents with IDD
TASP 2021 Webinar series presents: A Comprehensive Approach to Assessing the Strengths and Needs of Parents with IDD

Parents with IDD are frequently subject to inadequate parental fitness evaluations, causing many to lose their parental rights. This FREE presentation will illuminate the shortcomings of these evaluations and will provide an overview of an alternative methodology, the SAGE Family Assessment Model (SFAM). The SFAM aims to evaluate parents fairly, while offering realistic and relevant recommendations that provide parents equal opportunity to parent.

Dr. Nicole Brisson is a licensed clinical mental health counselor and has worked in the field of intellectual disabilities since 1992. She holds a Ph.D. in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in psychology and a specialization in intellectual and developmental disabilities. Dr. Brisson is the owner/director of Sage Haven Associates, Inc., a consulting, assessment, and training practice specializing in meeting the needs of parents with disabilities and their families. She is recognized as a national expert in providing competence-based parenting assessments to parents with intellectual disabilities, has developed and taught a course on parental disability and child welfare at the University of Vermont, conducted trainings, spoken at conferences, and has testified in courts across the United States. Dr. Brisson is the Vice President of TASP and a Fellow of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

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May 12, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

The letters TASP in purple.  Inside the blue "P" is a silhouette image of a parent holding the hands of two young children.  Underneath the letters it says "A Chance to Parent."
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