Three-Day Workshop for Parents and Professionals




This workshop provides information about Fetal Alcohol/Neurobehavioral Conditions (FA/NB) and the effects of alcohol and other drugs on the brains and behaviors of children, adolescents and adults.

FA/NB are brain-based, neurobehavioral conditions with behavioral symptoms. The workshop will educate you on 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.


June 27-29, 2019 (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


$450 USD - Parents 
$550 USD - Professionals 

Includes on-site lunches, morning and afternoon coffee and tea, Diane Malbin's book Trying Differently Rather Than Harder, and a notebook of handout materials. 
A limited number of partial scholarships are available.

CEU Credits: 16.5 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.

Facilitator: Melissa Elligson lives in Roanoke, Virginia. She holds a master’s degree from Seton Hall University and has spent the past eighteen years as an intensive in-home therapist and trainer. Her passion is working with children and families affected with neurobehavioral conditions, and providing trainings nationally. She became frustrated that traditional models were not working within the community, and after finding Diane Malbin and FASCETS, she became a certified trainer in the FASCETS Neurobehavioral Model. She is currently in the process of developing FASCETS East, and is working to develop a community-based diagnostic clinic in Southwest Virginia.

Registration: Seating is limited - please register early.
Registration Form available in Word or pdf.
For more details, click here to see the Workshop Announcement.

Questions:  Contact Nathalie Brassard