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

Overview: This Training of Facilitators 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.

Vision: 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.

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 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 Into Action Training of Facilitators was developed to address this need.

Who are prospective facilitators? This Training of Facilitators 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 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 workshop (or equivalent) on FASD & Other Neurobehavioral Conditions delivered by one of our certified facilitator of the FASCETS Neurobehavioral Model.

Schedule and Timeline: The year-long process will be delivered virtually at the rate of bi-weekly 3-hour Zoom sessions. Groups will be capped at a maximum of 6 participants to allow productive conversations, collaboration and networking.

The training will begin at the end of January 2021 and go until January 2022 (some weeks off in July/August and December). Exact day and time still to be confirmed.

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 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.

The electronic facilitator manual includes all Power Points files, participants’ handouts, facilitator notes, resources, glossary, bibliography, and a section with 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 agrees to participate in all activities related to this Training of Facilitators.

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

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 race, 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.

Application Form

Schedule

January 2021–January 2022 (some weeks off in July/August and December)

Thank you for your interest the FASCETS Into Action Training of Facilitators. To apply, please complete and submit this form. We’ll contact you with next steps. If accepted, we’ll provide you with a link to register and pay for the program. All fields are required.

Registrations due by

November 25, 2020