PCR Programs - Promoting Nurturing Environments for Young Children

Upcoming 2019 Seattle Workshops

Promoting First Relationships 2-day Learner Workshop - January  29 & 30, 2019  Register here

NCAST Parent-Child Interaction Feeding Scale Course  - March 4-6, 2019  Register here 

Introduction to Infant Mental Health  - March 25, 2019  Register here                                         _________________________________________________________________________________                                                                        

On-site workshops are available for the following programs:


·        Promoting First Relationships 2-day Learner Workshop


·        Promoting First Relationships in Pediatric Primary Care 1-day workshop


·        Promoting Maternal Mental Health During Pregnancy 2-day workshop


·        Introduction to Infant Mental Health 1-day workshop


Contact the Parent-Child Relationship Programs office for information on bringing these workshops to your agency, pcrp@uw.edu 206.543.8528


A List of the Infant Mental Health Core Competencies  addressed in PCR Programs workshops here 

Promoting First Relationships® Workshop - January 29 & 30, 2019


 2-day Learner Workshop - Seattle - Watertown Hotel

Professionals who work with caregivers and young children (0-3) often see the need to support and guide caregivers in building nurturing relationships with children. Promoting First Relationships workshop gives professionals the knowledge, tools, and strategies to do so. The Promoting First Relationships evidence-based program integrates theory, practice and intervention. Trainers use various learning approaches including case studies, role-playing, and reflective dialogue. These approaches allow participants to apply the framework directly to issues they face in their environment.

In this 2-day learner's workshop, participants learn a unique consultation and intervention strategy that they can integrate into their work whether in high-risk, special needs, child-care, or other early childhood fields. The strategy can be used one-on-one with parents and also with child care providers and early childhood teachers responsible for group care. Because Promoting First Relationships is a positive, strengths-based model, caregivers are typically open to intervention and gain competence, and thus investment, in their caregiving.

Your fee covers tuition, all curriculum materials including the Promoting First Relationships manual, video and a packet of reproducible parent handouts.

What participants are saying . . . 

"I loved the video examples which really helped illustrate the principles."

"Straightforward and doable, lots of real life examples and opportunity to reflect in groups."

"I liked how the case studies cemented the concepts."

"I particularly liked the group discussions, latest research information and the handouts."

This workshop is approved for 15 Professional CEU's and is eligible for STARS credits.

Price: $425.00

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Parent-Child Interaction (PCI) Assessment - NEW VIDEOS - NCAST Feeding Scale - March 4, 5 & 6, 2019

Product ID: PCIW-REG

Watertown Hotel - Seattle - March 4, 5, & 6, 2019

This workshop presents a unique opportunity to become reliable in the NCAST Parent-Child Interaction (PCI) Feeding Assessment Scale in Seattle, learning from our Master Trainer and transforming the way in which you view the parent/caregiver-child interaction. 

  • You will learn the valuable skill of precisely observing parent, child and the dyadic interaction.
  • You will identify specific strengths in the relationship to support.
  • You will learn how to code and administer the NCAST PCI Feeding Assessment scale.

Tuition & fees include a learning/administration manual, assessment scale pad, reliability testing & certificate of reliability. *

Who Should Use the PCI Feeding Assessment Scale?

  • Public Health Nurses
  • Early Intervention providers
  • Social Workers
  • Infant Mental Health Specialists
  • Occupational, Speech, and Physical Therapists
  • Researchers

"I will never look at parent-child interaction in the same way again. This training opened my eyes and helped me identify and focus on the positive. I am forever changed." PHN, New York City


"Dr. Kathryn Barnard told our instructor group that people who study the Parent-Child Interaction scales never see a parent-child pair in quite the same way again. My experience supports this. You develop a new perspective and enhanced insight into everyday interactions and their consequent impact on children's developmental potential."  Early Parenting Consultant & Instructor


*If you do not attain reliability during the workshop, private arrangements can be made to attain reliability with a second or third attempt if needed. 

IMH Core Competencies addressed: 

  • Infant/Very Young Child Development & Behavior
  • Observational skills
  • Screening & Assessment
  • Disorder of Infancy and Early Childhood

This workshop is eligible for STARS credits.


About the trainer . . . .    

Price: $595.00

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Introduction to Infant Mental Health Workshop - March 25, 2019

Product ID: IMH

Introduction to Infant Mental Health Workshop - University of Washington Campus

Date:  Monday, March 25, 2019
Time:  9:00AM - 4:30PM
Where:  Foege Auditorium, University of Washington Campus

This introductory workshop in Infant Mental Health will discuss how an infant's positive attachment to her or his primary caregivers is the foundation for healthy social, emotional and cognitive development. You will learn how the presence of a secure, nurturing relationship between a child and his or her primary caregivers protects the developing brain. Topics covered will include:

  • Toxic Stress 
  • Attachment Theory & Parenting Behavior
  • Early Social & Emotional Needs
  • Baby Cues
  • Resources & Next Steps

About the trainer . . .  


This training will address the following Infant Mental Health Competency Guidelines:  

Theoretical Foundations: Infant, Very Young Child Development & Bx, Attachment, Separation, Trauma, Grief & Loss, Pregnancy & Early Parenthood. Toxic Stress, Attachment Theory and Parenting Bx. 
Direct Service Skills:
 BabyCues, Observation and Listening.  
Systems Expertise:
 IMH Resources/Next Steps, Community Resources.

This workshop is eligible for STARS credits. 

Price: $85.00

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