FASD Hub

To speak to one of our dedicated FASD Advisors call the Helpline on 0300 666 0006 - select option 2 for FASD Hub Scotland, open Tuesday to Friday, 10am-2.30pm.

FASD Hub Scotland offers training to parents and caregivers who are parenting an individual with an FASD diagnosis or have a history of prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE). We also offer training to professionals, in particular those working in education, social care, health and the third sector. All our training is delivered by members of our team who have lived experience or a professional knowledge of FASD. 

We currently have three training modules - ‘What is FASD?’ ,‘Introduction to FASD’  and "FASD: Insights and Strategies for Educators". Coming soon we will in addition have a range of training sessions for caregivers and educators focused around a deeper understanding of FASD and strategies to support individuals.  

If you are a clinical practitioner or allied health professional you can find information and training relevant to you by visiting the Fetal Alcohol Advisory Support & Training (FAAST) Team’s website - https://www.faast.ed.ac.uk

All our training has been developed with input from those with lived experience and experts working in the field of FASD, and if you are a parent, carer or professional in Scotland, places on our scheduled training is free of chargeOrganisations and local authorities are able ‘spot purchase’ our training and we would be happy to discuss with you any bespoke training you require. For further details, email us at [email protected] 

If you would like to find out more about our training courses, please see below and check out our Eventbrite page to book your place and to see when new courses are announced. Don’t forget to follow us on social media for our latest news:

  • Introduction to FASD

This 90-minute course covers the basics on FASD with signposting to additional resources. Ideal for prospective adopters/carers and as a basic introduction for professionals.

  • What is FASD?

This 3-hour course is ideal for caregivers of individuals with FASD/ a history of prenatal alcohol exposure, and for the professionals working with them. All attendees receive a copy of our training handbook and handout.

This course covers topics such as:

  • Society's relationship with alcohol and the drinking culture within Scotland
  • How alcohol affects the developing fetus
  • FASD, its prevalence and how it affects people
  • Signposting to additional resources and information

Sessions are run on a regular basis for caregivers and professionals separately. 

  • What is FASD? Insights and Strategies for Educators

This 3-part course is delivered by our FASD Education Advisors. Attendees are able to choose each module to attend on a date of their choice, and at the end of completing the 3 modules receive a certificate. A handbook will be provided for each module so you can continue your learning in your own time.

Module 1: An Introduction to FASD

  • How alcohol affects the developing fetus
  • FASD, its prevalence and how it affects individuals

Module 2: FASD Insights

  • Brain development, and how alcohol affects brain development
  • The brain domains and how FASD may look in the classroom
  • Reframing our thinking

Module 3: FASD Strategies

  • Classroom strategies for supporting learners with FASD or Prenatal Alcohol Exposure.
  • Communicating with families
  • Q&A with our FASD Education Advisors
  • Signposting to further resources

You can check any dates currently taking bookings on our Eventbrite page

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Coming soon – to be launched Spring 2022!

  • FASD: Next Steps for Caregivers

Delivered by our FASD Advisors, this course is for those who have already attended our “What is FASD?” course or who already have a good knowledge of FASD.

It will cover topics such as:

  • How the brain develops, and the impact of prenatal alcohol exposure.
  • Reframing our thinking
  • Strategies for parenting an individual with FASD
  • Signposting to further support

To sign up to an email alert when the course is launched 

If you need support, information, or advice you can speak to one of our FASD Advisors by calling our FASD Helpline on 0300 666 0006 (option 2), open Tuesday – Friday 10am-2.30pm.  Alternatively, you can email the team at [email protected].