Nathalie is an FASD consultant and facilitator with FASCETS Canada West, an organization dedicated to disseminating information, increasing understanding, and supporting application of the Neurobehavioural approach in Canada.
Nathalie has completed an intensive mentorship with Diane Malbin, receiving a Mastery Trainer Certificate in the delivery of the Neurobehavioural Model. She delivers workshops on the brain-based approach throughout North America.
She is also a program director for FASCETS US, responsible for reviewing training and handout materials, developing new modules related to the field of FASD as well as providing training and consultation. Nathalie is also certified to train and mentor new facilitators of the Neurobehavioral model.
Her professional background is in human nutrition and dietetics, and for over 20 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. Since 2010, Nathalie has coordinated the FASD Services Program at Smithers Community Services Association, delivering workshops, providing support and consultation services to families, service providers as well as schools. She also coordinates FASD awareness initiatives in her region.
Workshops on the Neurobehavioural (NB) Model for the Development of Successful Accommodation for People with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.
Workshops are offered in a variety of formats to meet the diverse needs of our community partners:
- Introduction to The Neurobehavioural Model – 1.5 – 3 hours sessions
- One Day Condensed Workshop – 7 hours
- Two- and Three-Day in-depth Workshops
- Customized workshops for specific groups
Understanding the Neurobehavioural Model and developing consistent accommodations for individuals with FASD takes time. Learning to look at, and respond to, behaviours differently means creating a new paradigm or perspective for the meaning of behaviours. This process takes practice and is real physical work for our brains! Consider this when looking at workshop options and be patient with yourself as you begin to apply the information and tools.
Consultation services on the brain-based approach to FASD and other brain-based conditions are available for caregivers, support workers/professionals, agencies and for larger community groups. These services may include but are not limited to:
- Assessment of current practices and fit with the needs of individuals living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and other brain-based conditions
- Delivery of individualized workshops in the NB Model
- Support in the implementation and application of the NB Model
- Support in the development of resources to support the application of the NB Model