Ripe Time to Connect FASD Pieces

Red Shoes Rock honors the FASD pioneers – Dr. Paul Lemoine, Dr. Christy Ulleland, Dr. David Smith – Thank you! For over 100 years physicians had known that alcohol crossed the placenta. And many believed children of problem drinkers had defects related to poor genetic stock rather than to alcohol exposure. Historically, there were seasonsContinue reading “Ripe Time to Connect FASD Pieces”

Dedicated Mums Matter – Australia

RED SHOES ROCK SHOUTS OUT TO SUE MIERS THANK YOU! Sue’s compassion and voice helped many around the world. The week of September 11, 2001, I presented Fetal Alcohol in Australia along with a five-day program for foster carers and adoptive parents on living through allegations. Both issues remain vibrant and alive in our respectiveContinue reading “Dedicated Mums Matter – Australia”

Who opened minds in Australia of FASD and Cared for Over 100 Children

Red Shoes Rock Thanks Neroli Endacott as a Pioneer in FASD Education Thank You! Neroli is renowned for caring for over one hundred disadvantaged children, including her notable (diagnostic) recognition of children with FASD. Initially, Neroli struggled to get support from local doctors as most did not believe her ‘stories’ or her personal “diagnosis” ofContinue reading “Who opened minds in Australia of FASD and Cared for Over 100 Children”

Well worn Red Shoes keep rocking for the journey ahead

RED SHOES ROCK THANKS Dr. Elizabeth Elliott We appreciate ALL your HARD WORK! “My red shoes in the red Australian outback! Symbolic that FASD is prevalent in Australia, including in remote and Aboriginal communities. This painting of the Fitzroy Valley – where FASD prevalence is estimated to be 20% – was done by a seniorContinue reading “Well worn Red Shoes keep rocking for the journey ahead”

Free Russian and Ukrainian Translations Best I Can Be Living with FASD by Liz Kulp

We are all in this together and it will take a whole world to understand! The Kulp family has graciously allowed the Best I Can Be: Living With Fetal Alcohol to be translated into Russian and Ukrainian. The translations were sponsored by  UKRAINE WORKS. Mom’s Choice Recipient, Liz Kulp, as a young teen with FetalContinue reading “Free Russian and Ukrainian Translations Best I Can Be Living with FASD by Liz Kulp”

FASD Grows Up!

RED SHOES ROCK THANKS JUDITH KLEINFELD FOR FOCUSING ON WHAT CAN GO RIGHT! A compendium from parents and professionals of practical tools and strategies that can help alcohol-affected individuals and their families lead happier, more productive lives. Judith Kleinfeld is founder and was the director of the Northern Studies program at the University of AlaskaContinue reading “FASD Grows Up!”

Creativity connects us to one another

RED SHOES ROCK THANKS ANTONIA RATHBUN YOUR CREATIVITY OPENED NEW PATHWAY OF UNDERSTANDING. THANK YOU! Art Therapy gave me the privilege of sharing the power of art to make story visible, which can change the life of a child, their family, community, and a entire culture.  Art is not just a thing, it is aContinue reading “Creativity connects us to one another”

Early Diagnosis Changes the Game

RED SHOES ROCK THANKS BARB WYBRECHT your family changed the lives of many families for the better! “This family is one of our giants!” And FROM THIS FAMILY we have evolved. Thank you!” — Red Shoes Rock “We are… sitting on the shoulders of giants. We see more, and things that are more distant, thanContinue reading “Early Diagnosis Changes the Game”

Couple gives a lifetime to create change

RED SHOES ROCK IS HONORED TO PRESENT STERLING AND SANDRA CLARREN. THANK YOU Sterling and Sandra Clarren have given a lifetime together in making a difference for understanding and helping persons with FASD. They are a team! Dr. Sterling K. Clarren is one of the world’s leading researchers into Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Dr. SandraContinue reading “Couple gives a lifetime to create change”