Connected Before Birth & Beyond

Connected Before Birth & Beyond

by Randine Mariona
Connected Before Birth & Beyond

Connected Before Birth & Beyond

by Randine Mariona


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Today's parents are working harder than ever. Never have parents been asked to do so much with such little support. Parents today can feel alone and judged for not doing things right.

Randine is a relatable modern parent. She gets th...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781039101111
Publisher: FriesenPress
Publication date: 06/08/2021
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

Randine Mariona resides in the interior of British Columbia, Canada with her sons, Jordan and Matthew and her fiancé, Peter. Her sons provide Randine with lived experience and creative inspiration to underscore the importance cultivating and preserving connection.

Peter has solidly supported her writing and speaking pursuits. He has shown Randine the powerful influence that love, integrity and partnership can have in her life. Randine is enjoying the process of building relationship with Peter's children Jenna and Marcus.

Randine's biological and chosen family recognize her love and passion for the message of connection and are behind her on all her endeavors. She feels forever blessed having these special people in her life.

Randine has worked, as a social worker, in the area of mental health and substance use for over 20 years. Randine obtained a bachelor of social work degree in 1995 and a Master's of Arts - in Child and Youth Care in 2006 both from the University of Victoria. Randine is a registered social worker with the British Columbia College of Social Workers.

Randine has worked as a parenting coach and an infant development consultant. She has taught in the social work program at Thompson Rivers University (2007 - 2011) and has been a practice lead for social work in Interior Health. Randine has created several resilience based projects for the regional health authority and has been a Trauma Informed Practice educator for the past 8 years.

Randine credits Dr. Gordon Neufeld and his work for putting beautifully into words what she felt becoming a mother and in her work providing support to individuals and families. Dr. Neufeld's developmental approach to attachment relationships and resilience has been the cornerstone of Randine's approach to parenting and clinical practice. Randine has attended summer intensives with Dr. Neufeld and continues to stay current in the field with taking courses from his institute.
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