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Education and Training

NOFASD Australia delivers education and training workshops to a wide range of audiences across Australia. The content and format of each workshop is tailored according to the level of knowledge of the group and specific need. We are also developing a training of trainer program with the aim of enhancing service provider skills in responding to individuals and families living with FASD.

NOFASD Australia education and training is provided by Ms Vicki Russell, NOFASD Australia CEO. Vicki is also NOFASD Australia’s primary support contact.

NOFASD Australia workshop presentations are free and any costs are limited to a contribution towards travel expenses.

To enquire about NOFASD Australia education and training or to make a booking please contact us.


About Vicki Russell, NOFASD Australia Educator/ Trainer

Vicki has a knowledge base from work on fetal alcohol exposure prevention and FASD for the past 9 years. Vicki has delivered national education and training on FASD and presented on FASD at national and international conferences and events.

Vicki has post graduate qualifications in the FASD policy arena and is a current PhD candidate researching fetal alcohol exposure prevention in United States of America, Canada and Australia. Vicki has 10 years previous employment experience in counselling children, adolescents and adults who have experienced sexual trauma and worked in community development for almost a decade in the alcohol and other drug sector. She is a Churchill Fellow 2001.

In 2013, Vicki was invited to join in a 5 day training of trainers FASD course at the University of Wisconsin (Lakeland Center) focused on the training of clinicians and health workers. She then travelled to Portland, Oregan to participate in a second training of trainers course offered by Diane Malbin and FASCETS on a Neurobehavioural Approach to working with individuals and families living with FASDs.


Feedback from workshop attendees

“I could have spent all day learning from you on this topic. Thank you.”

“Thank you for an excellent presentation – looking forward to workshops,…practical ways to effect social change and support for people experiencing caring for a person with FASD.”

“Vicki was an enthusiastic presenter who understood her audience…I now have a better understanding of why XXXX asks the same questions over and over, why she talks incessantly and why we feel we are beating our heads against a brick wall. Sometimes we've interpreted this behaviour as laziness or attention seeking. It's very difficult living with a child with FA and managing their daily behaviours is tiresome and stressful, but given what I now know, my expectations and management will change.”

“Very informative and thought provoking presentation.”

“I came to this session not knowing much about FAS. “WOW” what a learning curve. Huge learning curve!”

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