FASCETS Training of Trainers




This Training of Trainers (TOT) is for prospective facilitators who, as a result of having participated in a FASCETS three-day workshop on FASD and the Neurobehavioural Model, recognize the need for wider understanding of the brain-behavior link.  They will then become equipped and certified to educate colleagues, parents and community partners to effectively work with people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and other brain-based conditions, using the FASCETS Neurobehavioral Model.


As a result of this work, we will contribute to creating the conditions for all people, regardless of where they are on the neurobehavioral spectrum, to live healthy and meaningful lives.


To increase understanding of people from a neurobehavioral perspective, reduce frustration, expand options, strengthen program design and practice, and establish informed networks of care with congruent application of the brain-based approach.

What need does this Training of Trainers address?  

The evaluation of the British Columbia Cross-Ministry FASD initiative (Hume, 2009) identified that the greatest need for community partners is for education that is research-informed and conceptually consistent. The Into Action Training of Trainers was developed to address this need.

Who are prospective Certified Facilitators of the FASCETS Neurobehavioral Model? 

This Training of Trainers is for people who are passionate about the need to educate and change thinking about the meaning of behaviors and the nature of interventions. It is open to parents and professionals who have completed a three-day workshop (or equivalent) on FASD & Other Neurobehavioral Conditions delivered by one of our certified facilitator of the FASCETS Neurobehavioral Model. This is a year-long commitment, and is intended for people whose goal includes systems change. Central to the process is acknowledging the importance of patience as people move through the developmental stages of understanding and implementing the Neurobehavioral Model.  Each person's (and participant’s) developmental process is different, moving through stages of understanding at different paces given our respective values and life expriences. 

Schedule and Timeline

The year-long process begins with a four-day on-site training and planning session. Over the next eleven months, facilitator trainees will also participate in monthly group teleconferences and ongoing online/email discussions. A private Facebook page for the group may be used. The year will end with a three-day onsite training.

Facilitator materials

The facilitator manual includes an eight-part series with all handout masters for participants.   It also includes sections with facilitator slides, training notes, resources, glossary, bibliography, a section with stories that illustrate key points, and a USB with all of these materials.

Cultural relevance

The “nugget” of Into Action’s core concept is the idea that brain function and dysfunction is the source of behaviors. Application is based on linking that idea with behavioral symptoms and recognizing points of intervention to build on strengths and prevent problems.  This universal core concept is relevant for everyone, regardless of culture, socio-economic status, or age. 

Into Action introduces a concept, a different way of thinking.  Facilitators support integration of that concept into participants’ values, language, culture, and discipline, assuring relevance and applicability.

How is FASCETS' Training of Trainers different from other Trainers program?  

With most TOTs, participants attend the training, are provided with materials, and are then on their own to train others.  This TOT is a process: Following the initial training, facilitators receive consultation to support application of the concepts presented.  Experience has shown that Into Action facilitators benefit from support, while strengthening their skills in the application of the neurobehavioral model.  Accordingly, this training is a year-long process, in order to provide support and assure fidelity between information and application.

Schedule and Location


61 contact hours of Continuing Education Credit for NASW (National Association of Social Workers) have been approved.  Certificates of completion will be provided. All participants will also receive a general certificate of completion for the training.


Certificates are provided upon successful completion of the year.


Trainees and FASCETS Trainer will sign a mutual agreement.  FASCETS agrees to provide materials, consultation, and support for the year, and the trainees agrees to participate in all activities related to this Training of Trainers.


$4,750 for the year-long training, which includes all facilitator materials, seven on-site days of training, 20 hours of group teleconference time over the year, and additional email or webinar consultation.  Please note: This includes daily morning and afternoon snacks and lunch on the last day of each onsite sessions. It does not include lunch on every day, travel, lodging or other expenses.

The prerequisite for this Training of Trainers is having attended a three-day workshop (or equivalent) on FASD & Other Neurobehavioral Conditions delivered by one of our certified facilitator of the FASCETS Neurobehavioral Model.


Registration form available in pdf or Word.
Click here for a printer friendly version of the Workshop Announcement.

For additional information, please contact Nathalie Brassard: nbrassard@fascets.org or call: 503-621-1271, ext. 001