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Understanding & Application of a Brain-Based Approach

A Three-Day Workshop for Parents and Professionals
~~Presenter: Nancy Hall~~


June 23-25, 2016 (Thursday-Saturday)
9:00 am - 4:00 pm (Check-In on Thursday:8:30 a.m.--8:45 a.m.)



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



The Mark Spencer Hotel 
409 SW 11th Ave, Portland, Oregon



$395 - Parents
$495 - Professionals
Includes lunches, coffee and tea, Diane Malbin's book Trying Differently Rather Than Harder, and notebook of handout materials
A limited number of partial scholarships are available

This workshop provides information about Fetal Alcohol and other neurobehavioral conditions (FA/NB), and the effects of alcohol and other drugs on behaviors of children, adolescents and adults. FA/NB are brain-based conditions with behavioral symptoms. The workshop will provide current research and a framework to support application of a brain-based approach. The goal is to increase understanding, reduce frustration, expand options and enhance collaboration across systems. Case examples of successful outcomes following identification and accommodations are central to this training.

CEU Credits: 19.5 hours of Continuing Education Credit for NASW (National Association of Social Workers) and ACCBO (Addiction Counselor 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.

---Diane V. Malbin is an internationally recognized authority on FASD. She is the founder and Executive Director of the nonprofit organization, FASCETS (Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Consultation, Education and Training Services, Inc.). Author of numerous papers and publications on FASD, she also provides training and consultation throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia.
---Melissa Elligson lives in Roanoke, Virginia. She holds a master’s degree from Seton Hall University and has spent the past thirteen years as an intensive in-home therapist and trainer. She is in the process of developing FASCETS East, USA and continues to work passionately with families affected with neurobehavioral issues. She continues to provide trainings and consultation.

Registration: Seating is limited - please register early
Click here for Registration Form.
To learn more about the workshop, click below on Workshop Announcement

Questions:  Wendy Temko
FASCETS   ●     wtemko@fascets.org   ●   Phone/Fax: 503-621-1271


Registration Form (Word doc)
Registration Form (pdf)


FASCETS Into Action Training of Trainers

---A year-long program for facilitators of the neurobehavioral model
--- Available to parents and professionals who have completed Diane Malbin’s three-day workshop or the equivalent, provided either by Diane or one of her Trainers.

Description: This Training of Trainers (TOT) is for prospective facilitators who will then educate colleagues, parents and community partners to effectively work with people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and other brain-based, or neurobehavioral, conditions. It is open to parents and professionals who have completed Diane Malbin’s three-day workshop or the equivalent, provided either by Diane or one of her Trainers. This is a year-long commitment, and is intended for people whose goal includes systems change. The year-long process begins with a four-day on-site training and planning session and ends with a three-day on-site training. Over the eleven months, facilitator trainees will also participate in monthly group teleconferences and online email discussions.

Please note: The dates for the next Training of Trainers have not been determined yet.


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