While there are many services and treatment groups for the kids, what about the parents?
"Thinking Emotion" method was developed as a research study at Stanford University and it can help you take back your sense of control. This is a hands on method that you can implement in your daily life.
This is an introductory meeting to a hands on workshop that will provide parents with the following tools-
- Strategies to regulate emotions- both the parents' and the child's
- Tools to cope with the many challenges at home and at school
- Simulations of real- life situations to work through them (e.g. Meltdowns, difficult transitions etc.)
- A safe atmosphere with other parents of children with ASD- because they're in the same boat
About the facilitators-
Yael Enav, Ph.D. - Dr. Yael Enav is a Clinical Psychologist with over a decade of experience in Psychotherapy of adults and children. She Works at Stanford staff help center and at the Psychophysiology lab at Stanford University. Yael led the Regulative Parenting research project in conjunction with the Stanford Autism unit. Her main research area is emotions and emotion regulation in parents and children with Autism.
Dana Erhard-Weiss, Ph.D.- Dr. Dana Erhard-Weiss is a Clinical Developmental Psychologist with over a decade of experience in assessment, counseling, and psychotherapy for children with developmental concerns, infant mental health as well as parental guidance and support. Dana is the Co-Developer of the Regulative Parenting Workshop for parents and caregivers of children with ASD, Stanford Autism unit.
Prerana Sangani, M.D.- Dr. Prerana Sangani is a mother of two daughters, ages seven and nine and has lived in the bay area for 20 years. She has been on the journey of parenting a child with ASD for eight years. She serves as a member of the Stanford Autism Center Parent Advisory Board. Prerana was a participant in the groundbreaking "Emotional Regulation for parents of ASD children " Stanford Study which serves as the basis for this workshop. She is a Board Certified Internal Medicine physician and practices locally. In addition she enjoys working with schools and communities as a facilitator of girls leadership skills through the national organization and Girlsleadership.org
Jay Webber, MSc. Jay Webber has nearly 20 years of experience in Educational Psychology in England working closely with families, teachers, staff at family centers and other professionals to support the needs of children and young people with a range of special educational needs, with a focus on children with Autism. Prior to moving to the US, Jay was instrumental in initiating a multi-agency working group in Oxford to review early years’ provision for children with Autism and their families.