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Understanding & Application of a Brain-Based Approach

A Three-Day Workshop for Parents and Professionals
~~Presenter: Susanne Emery~~


October 13-15, 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.

Suzanne C. Emery, Masters in Leadership of Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner. Certified by FASCETS as a facilitator for the FASCETS Neurobehavioral Model and a member of the FASCETS Board of Directors. Suzanne has lived in Costa Rica for over 20 years serving families and children at risk. She worked as resident nurse at a children’s home and then as supervisor of health for a large child care organization for over 15 years. Suzanne is the founder and lead facilitator for a project started in 2013 -"Created to be Free: hope for families affected by alcohol." She leads workshops, provides consulting services, and facilitates a family support group in Costa Rica, all in the area of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, using a brain-based approach. She is a single mother of two wonderful young men. The younger one lives with FASD. She is originally from the Portland area.

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)


Into Action Training of Trainers

A year-long program to become a facilitator of the
Neurobehavioral Model

Onsite Training Dates:
February 28 - March 3, 2017 &
February 21-23, 2018

Portland, Oregon

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 professionals and parents who have completed Diane Malbin's three-day workshop or the equivalent, provided by one of her certified facilitators. This is a year-long commitment, and is intended for people whose goal includes systems change. It begins with a four-day on-site training and planning session and ends with a three-day on-site training. Over the twelve months, facilitator trainees will also participate in monthly group teleconferences and online email discussions.

Please click below for Workshop Announcement and Registration Form.

Announcement - pdf

Registration form - doc

Registration form- pdf


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