FASD is a brain-based, neurobehavioral condition with behavioral symptoms. The workshop will teach 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.  The training is based on the FASCETS www.fascets.org  Neurobehavioral Model, which was developed by Diane Malbin, the mother of two children exposed to alcohol in utero.  

NCFASD Informed is pleased to welcome Wendy Brown, who recently moved from Idaho to North Carolina, as the presenter of this workshop.  She holds a BS in Business Management and Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in education. She is skilled in Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), Trauma-Informed Parenting, and in working with medically-challenged children. It is her work with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) that she finds the most rewarding.


As a certified trainer of the FASCETS Neurobehavioral Model, Wendy enjoys helping caregivers and community partners learn to think differently when working with those challenged by FASD or other neurobehavioral challenges. Wendy currently works for Eastern Washington University through the Family Resource and Training Center as a mentor to foster families.

Wendy and her husband are raising 'ours-theirs-theirs' family of nine young people; starting with five children by birth, the Browns became parents to over 80 children through foster care and adoption. 

Cost: $195

This includes:  

  1. a copy of Diane Malbin’s book, Trying Differently Rather Than Harder -- IF you own this book, we hope you will share this with someone unable to attend the workshop.
  2. catered lunch daily with coffee, tea, and water available throughout the day
  3. 3 ring binder with over 170 pages of information presented

If financial assistance is needed to attend this workshop, we encourage you to apply immediately for a scholarship (which may cover part of the expenses) through this organization:

For parents who adopted children domestically, there may be monies available through your county DSS office.  Please contact Kathy Hotelling at 919-265-3390 for more information about this option.

Since there is limited seating for this nationally recognized training, please register as soon as possible by using this link: https://bpt.me/4096904.

Parking information:   http://www.esumc.org/parking

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