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Promoting First Relationships® in Pediatrics

What is Promoting First Relationships in Pediatrics?

  • A university based program adapted by pediatricians to help pediatric  providers and health care professionals support stable and secure early parent-child relationships
  • A framework that operationalizes attachment and child development theory into applied practice and intervention strategies
  • A curriculum that also provides handouts that accompany well child visits from newborn to age 3, addressing topics such as responsive caregiving, feeding, sleep, and behavior
  • Consultation strategies to promote infant/toddler mental health
How Can Promoting First Relationships help health care professionals in pediatric settings?  PFR-PEDS will help you:
  • UNDERSTAND how to promote and support stable and secure early parent-child relationships in everyday office visits
  • BEGIN TO SEE attachment behaviors and elements of healthy relationships that are happening in patient encounters through the use of videos and case studies
  • LEARN skills that can be used by health care professionals to strengthen a caregiver-child relationship during both well child care and challenging behavior visits
  • REALIZE how both parents and health care providers can feel an increased sense of competence and confidence in addressing the social-emotional health of young children with PFR-PEDS

Who Uses PFR in Pediatrics?  Nurses, Physicians and Health Care Professionals serving patients in pediatric settings

Training is now available. Contact the our office at pcrp@uw.edu for further information.    Email us at pcrp@uw.edu to be notified when the next PFR-PEDS workshop will be held.

“I was able to use the information learned in the PFR course on multiple occasions and wanted you to know how much it has changed the focus of my conversations with families suffering from trauma or SUD.  Actually, it has altered the focus of my entire practice from problem-driven to strengths-driven, which is a welcome alteration.”

– Pediatrician