Fetal Alcohol & Other Neurobehavioral Conditions: Understanding & Application of the FASCETS Brain-Based Approach - A Three-Day Workshop for Parents and Professionals

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Day 1:
Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 09:00 AM until 04:00 PM
Day 2:
Friday, February 21, 2020 at 09:00 AM until 04:00 PM
Day 3:
Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 09:00 AM until 04:00 PM
Location and Delivery Method ( view map )
Delivery Method
Location Name
Mark Spencer Hotel
409 SW 11th Ave
State / Province
Zip / Postal Code
United States
Cost Range
To be determined

Host And Instructor

Nathalie Brassard
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Contact Hours: 16.50
C.E. Credit for BH - National Association of Social Workers Alaska Chapter (NASW-AK): 16.50

Training Overview Description

This workshop provides information about Fetal Alcohol/Neurobehavioral Conditions (FA/NB) and the effects of alcohol and other drugs on the brains and behaviors of children, adolescents and adults.
FA/NB are brain-based, neurobehavioral conditions with behavioral symptoms. The workshop will educate you on a best practices approach for increasing understanding of FA/NB, reducing frustration, and expanding options. Case examples of successful accommodations are central to this training.

This is intended for professionals as well as parents and other caregivers of children with confirmed or suspected FASD or other brain-based conditions. Our experience is that the training is enriched by having a mixed group of parents, caregivers, and professionals.


  • Understand FA/NB as a brain-based physical disability with behavioral symptoms
  • Understand and recognize primary and secondary symptoms
  • Learn why people with FA/NB frequently receive overlapping DSM diagnoses
  • Understand why traditional behavioral treatment techniques are frequently ineffective for people with FA/NB
  • Learn to develop and apply effective strategies for people with FA/NB in different settings

Event-specific Details

For Whom:

For professionals, parents and caregivers who live and /or work with children, adolescents, or adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders or other neurobehavioral conditions.

CEU Credits:

16.5 hours of Continuing Education Credit for NASW (National Association of Social Workers) and MHACBO (Mental Health and Addiction Certification Board of Oregon) have been approved. Certificates of completion will be provided. All participants will also receive a general certificate of completion for the training.


Nathalie Brassard became a certified facilitator of the FASCETS Neurobehavioral Model in 2014 and joined the FASCETS team as Program Director in 2015. Since then, she has continued her exploration of the Neurobehavioral Model under the mentorship of Diane Malbin. Since April 2020, she is the Executive Director for FASCETS. Nathalie is also a consultant and facilitator with FASCETS Canada West, delivering workshops, providing support and consultation services based on the Neurobehavioral Model to service providers and families in Western Canada, Quebec, and beyond. Her professional background is in human nutrition and dietetics and for over 25 years, she has worked with at-risk women and families during pregnancy and the early years, including supporting women with addiction issues and women and families living with FASD. Originally from Qu├ębec, Nathalie now lives in British Columbia.

Registration Information


Parents: $450 USD
Professionals: $550 USD

Includes morning and afternoon coffee and tea and Diane Malbin's book Trying Differently Rather Than Harder.

A limited number of partial scholarships and student rates are available.

Registration: Seating is limited - please register early.

For more information or to download the registration form, please visit our website.

Questions: Contact Nathalie Brassard

Email: nbrassard@fascets.org

Phone: 503-621-1271, ext. 001