Trying Differently: Rethinking Juvenile Justice Using a Neuro-Behavioral Model

Diane Malbin, David Boulding, and Susan Brooks

It offers an alternative framework known as the Neuro-Behavioral (N-B) Model, which explores problems and solutions from a different perspective. Informed by massive amounts of research, it links brain function and dysfunction with behavioral symptoms. The model then applies this wealth of knowledge to ask different questions that lead to more effective strategies and techniques for prevention and intervention.

FASCETS Bibliography


A list of articles and research on FASD, its causes, treatment, and diagnoses. Compiled by FASCETS.

Neurobehavioral Model Illustrated

Infographic that explains the Neurobehavioral Model in simple terms.

Sensory Processing and FASD: How Heavy Work Can Help

Lance & Stacey Chart

Heavy work activities (also known as proprioceptive input) can be used as a way to help increase attention, concentration, decrease defensiveness and help with self-regulation.

How a Child With An Intellectural Disability Can Qualify for Social Security Benefits

Mark Steele, Disability Benefits Center

Article describing the benefits, qualifications, application process and documentation needed to receive SSI benefits.

Talking With Children, Adolescents, and Adults About FASD

Should I tell my child about FA/NB?

How do I introduce the idea of differences in brain function to clients?

What if it makes things worse? I don’t want to label, limit or stigmatize. When should I talk with them?


Canadian FASD Research Network

The Canada Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Research Network (CanFASD) is a collaborative, interdisciplinary research network, with collaborators, researchers and partners across the nation. It is Canada’s first comprehensive national Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) research network. It started as an alliance of seven jurisdictions and operated for seven years as the Canada Northwest FASD Research Network.

Circle of Hope Birth Mothers Network

A network of women who have consumed alcohol during pregnancy and may have a child or children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Formed to support one another; to improve and strengthen the lives of birth families; to provide peer support for birth families; to decrease the stigma, blame and shame that birth families may experience

Fetal Alcohol and the Law

David Boulding

An attorney and consultant, David Boulding speaks on the topic of Fetal Alcohol and the Law at seminars, conferences and training workshops internationally. His audience regularly includes judges, lawyers, police, probation officers, nurses, social workers and teachers.

The Neurobehavioral Model was developed over 25 years ago by Diane Malbin. The nonprofit, FASCETS, was established to continue to provide information and training on the Neurobehavioral Model, which has now touched the lives of thousands worldwide.    

The work of our organization is now facilitated by a team of individuals trained by Diane. They are carrying on her work of disseminating the brain-based approach, training new facilitators, and developing new material.