A year-long program to become a Certified Facilitator of the FASCETS Neurobehavioral Model

Overview: This Training-of-Facilitators is for individuals who, as a result of having participated in a three-day/18-hr workshop on FASD and the FASCETS Neurobehavioral Approach, 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 FASD and other brain-based differences, using the FASCETS Neurobehavioral Approach.

Vision: As a result of this work, we will contribute to creating the conditions for all people, regardless of the source of their brain-based differences, to live healthy and meaningful lives.

Goal: 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 FASCETS Brain-Based Approach.

What need does this Training of Facilitators 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 FASCETS Training-of-Facilitators was developed to address this need.

Who are prospective facilitators? This Training-of-Facilitators program 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 the FASCETS Neurobehavioral Approach delivered by one of our Certified Facilitator. 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 Approach. Each person’s (and participant’s) developmental process is different, moving through stages of understanding at different paces given our respective values and life experiences.

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.

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The prerequisite for this Training-of-Facilitators is having attended a three-day/18-hr workshop (or equivalent) on the FASCETS Neurobehavioral Approach  delivered by one of our Certified Facilitator.

Schedule and Timeline: The year-long process will be delivered virtually at the rate of bi-weekly 3-hour Zoom sessions. You need to come ready to put in an additional 2-4 hours of work between group sessions, and you will be expected to complete practice presentations outside of class hours throughout the year.

Groups will be capped at a maximum of 10 participants to allow productive conversations, collaboration and networking.

Our next cohort will begin in JANUARY 2025, and finish in January 2026.

Make sure to submit your application so your name can be added to our waitlist.

Participants will be expected to attend all sessions in order for the certificate to be issued. We understand that some emergencies and unplanned circumstances may happen – these will be addressed on an individual basis to ensure participants complete all requirements.

With most Training-of-Facilitators, participants attend the training, are provided with materials, and are then on their own to train others. Our Training of Facilitators is a process: Following the initial training, facilitators receive consultation to support application of the concepts presented. Experience has shown that Certified Facilitator of the FASCETS NB Approach benefit from support, while strengthening their skills in the application of the Neurobehavioral Approach. Accordingly, this training is a year-long process, in order to provide support and assure fidelity between information and application.

All the material required to facilitate workshops on the FASCETS NB Approach will be provided. These include all Power Points files, participants’ handouts, facilitator notes, resources, suggested activities and a collection of stories that illustrate key points.

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.

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

$4,750 USD for the year-long training, which includes all facilitator materials, 22 small group Zoom sessions, and additional email, phone or virtual consultation as needed.

Fee is 100% refundable up to 30 days prior to the start of the program, 50% refundable up to two weeks before the start, and non-refundable afterwards.

Cultural relevance: The “nugget” of the FASCETS Neurobehavioral Model, the 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 race, culture, socio-economic status, or age.

The FASCETS Neurobehavioral Model 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.

Application Form


1 cohorts are currently underway.

Next Training-of-Facilitators program will begin in January 2024. 

Please submit your application to have your name added to our waitlist for the next program.

Thank you for your interest in the FASCETS Training-of-Facilitators program. To apply, please complete and submit this form. We’ll then contact you with next steps. When we release the dates of our next training, we’ll provide you with a link to confirm your registration and pay. All fields are required.

Ongoing application process:

Once you have submitted your application, we will contacted you to discuss timeline and other details.