PCR Programs - Promoting Nurturing Environments for Young Children

Upcoming 2019 Seattle Workshops

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

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

Promoting Maternal Mental Health During Pregnancy Workshop - May 13 & 14, 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 community or organization, pcrp@uw.edu 206.543.8528


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

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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Promoting Maternal Mental Health During Pregnancy Workshop - May 13 & 14, 2019

Product ID: PMMH-SEA

Watertown Hotel - Seattle  

This workshop addresses the importance of helping the pregnant woman achieve a healthier mental and emotional state during pregnancy, to improve the chances that she and her child will experience a healthier relationship. Promoting Maternal Mental Health During Pregnancy training covers issues critical to the development of the early mother-child relationship including . . .

  • High-risk pregnancies
  • Unresolved grief or loss
  • Normal, typical course of pregnancy
  • Domestic violence
  • Women experiencing depression or other mental health disruptions

Your fee covers tuition and all curriculum materials including two Promoting Maternal Mental Health During Pregnancy books, one covering Theory and Practice and one on Interventions, an assessment guide, and a CD with 56 reproducible handouts/interventions.

What participants are saying . . .

"Excellent. Fantastic. I love that I'm leaving with real, simple interventions that I can start using tomorrow. A very practicial application to help Mom through all aspects of pregnancy."

"The presenter was good at connecting the concepts in a personal and positive way."

"I feel more confident in being able to help my families."

For additional workshop information . . . .

The Infant Mental Health Core Competencies addressed in this workshop here . . .

This workshop is approved for 13 CEU's

Price: $550.00

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