1. Can you explain the differences between training, technical assistance (TA),
and conference/event speaking?
Training may include presentations on FASD, workshops, and/or interactive
group discussions. Select
here for the Training Request Form.
Technical assistance (TA) is any assistance provided to enhance the knowledge,
abilities, and program and system development of families, agencies, communities,
States, and others. It may take the form of telephone, e-mail, and/or in person
work to address a specific issue.
Select here for the Technical Assistance Request Form.
A Conference/Event Speaker is a representative of the FASD Center for Excellence
or SAMHSA who may be available to speak on FASD at your upcoming conference/event.
Select here for the Conference/Event Speaker Request
2. What types of TA are offered and what kinds of outcomes are possible?
3. Need assistance with a submission?
The Center will be happy to help and answer any questions you have. We respond to
every request within three (3) business days. If you do not hear from us within
that time, please call 1-866-786-7327 as we may be experiencing technical difficulties.
Center staff is available Monday through Friday, 9am to 6pm ET, at 1-866-786-7327,
or by e-mail at
4. To whom does the Center provide training, TA, and event speaking?
The FASD Center for Excellence provides training, TA, and speaking at specific conferences
or events to a wide variety of people, including persons with an FASD and members
of their family, service providers, program and system administrators, government
officials, and women in treatment.
5. Is the FASD Center for Excellence able to fulfill all requests for training,
TA and event speaking?
Unfortunately, that is not possible at this time. However we do review, consider,
and respond to all requests. If we are not able to fulfill the request, we will
provide you with a list of alternative resources.
6. Will the training or TA be targeted to our needs?
Yes, we will tailor any training or TA to the specific needs of your group. The
FASD Center for Excellence has moved to a more targeted approach to impact FASD
prevention and treatment. In order to optimize the effects of training and TA, followup
will be a necessary component of our approach.
7. How do I request these services?
To request training, TA, or an event speaker, you will need to complete and return
the appropriate request form (above). A representative
from the FASD Center for Excellence will contact you within three (3) working days.
All requests to the FASD Center for Excellence need to be approved by an official
at SAMHSA. If you do not receive a confirmation within three (3) working days that
your form has been received, please contact us at
8. If we have identified a trainer with FASD knowledge in our area, will the FASD
Center for Excellence pay for that person to conduct a training?
No. While the FASD Center for Excellence does not charge a fee to conduct an approved
training, we are not able to pay for outside trainers.
9. What if I want information about FASD?
For general information about FASD, please contact the FASD Center for Excellence
email@example.com or call our toll free number 1-866-STOPFAS