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.


October 11-13, 2018 (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: 18 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: Suzanne C. Emery has a Masters in Leadership of Nursing and is a Family Nurse Practitioner.  She is certified as a facilitator of the FASCETS Neurobehavioral Model and is a FASCETS Program Director.  Suzanne lived in Costa Rica for 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 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 family support groups, 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 has FASD. She is originally from the Portland area and is now residing here.

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 Wendy Temko
Email:   Phone/Fax: 503-621-1271