NCAST Programs - Promoting Nurturing Environments for Young Children

Upcoming Seattle 2017 Workshops

Promoting First Relationships® in Pediatric Primary Care Workshop - June 3 - Seattle - Register here

Promoting First Relationships® 2-day Learners Workshop - June 15 & 16 Registration Closed, Workshop Full 

Promoting First Relationships® 2-day Learners Workshop - November 2 & 3 Register here

Introduction to Infant Mental Health Workshop September 20th Register here   

Promoting Maternal Mental Health During Pregnancy - October 9 & 10 - Register here                                                                                                                                                             ____________________________________________________________________________ 

Children's Administration workers and affiliated professionals register below for the one-day training, "Supporting Attachments to Promote Children's Emotional Well Being"       

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A List of Infant Mental Health Core Competencies addressed in NCAST workshops here 

To be notified of the dates for the next Promoting First Relationships in Pediatric Primary Care 1 day workshop in Seattle, send an email to ncast@uw.edu

Supporting Attachments to Promote Children's Emotional Well Being, One-Day Training


Product ID: CA-REG

One-Day Training presented by NCAST Programs in collaboration with Children's Administration 

Attend this training to have your important questions answered:

  • The importance of early attachments and how this impacts a child's development
  • How can we use both contracted and community services to support the parent-child attachment
  • How to structure visits to enhance the parent-child bond
  • What to consider in transition planning and how to support the child's emotional health

This training is sponsored by Children's Administration and is available for social workers, visit supervisors, court partners, foster parents and others working with the child welfare system.

This training will be offered in 4 locations:

May 31 -  Lynnwood

June 5 -   Lacey

June 29 - Spokane - Full, registration closed

June 30 - Yakima


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Promoting First Relationships® in Pediatric Primary Care - June 3, 2017 - Watertown Hotel, Seattle


Product ID: PFR-PED

A 1-day workshop for primary care pediatric providers to learn about the importance of early attachment and the relationship qualities that enhance social-emotional development.

How Can Promoting First Relationships help medical providers in pediatric primary care? PFR-PPC 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 medical providers to strengthen a caregiver-child relationship during both well child care and challenging behavior visits
  • REALIZE how both parents and medical providers can feel an increased sense of competence and confidence in addressing the social-emotional health of young children with PFR-PPC

What is Promoting First Relationships in Pedatric Primary Care?

  • A university based program adapted by pediatricians to help pediatric primary care providers support stable and secure early parent-child relationships
  • A framework that operationalizes attachment and child development theory into applied practice and intervention strategies specifically for the pediatric office visit
  • A curriculum that also provides well-child check handouts for each visit (newborn - three years old) to share with parents
  • Consultation strategies to promote infant/toddler mental health

Who Should Attend? Pediatricians, Pediatric and Family Nurse Practitioners, Care Managers and other providers at community health center.

About the Trainers - Jeannie Larsen, MD, is a Primary Care Pediatrician at Allegro Pediatrics in Bellevue, Washinginton and is a co-author of Promoting First Relationships in Pediatric Primary Care.  Nancy Thordarson, MD, is an affiliate assistant professor at the University of Washington and a Pediatrician at the Everett Clinic. Nancy is co-author of Promoting First Relationships in Pediatric Primary Care.

Fee includes tuition, PFR in Pediatric Primary Care manual, and CD with handouts for well child visits across the first 3 years.

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Part 4 MOC credits are now available for using PFR skills in your practice!

Seattle Children’s Hospital is pleased to offer Part 4 Maintenance of Certification credits in conjunction with the NCAST workshop, Promoting First Relationships® in Pediatric Primary Care (PFR-PPC). Upon completion of the MOC project, participants may earn 25 credits of Part 4 MOC credit from participating boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties.

Requirements for completion:   Physicians will need to have attended a one-day PFR-PPC workshop.  Workshop content may then be practiced and documented through the completion of a short checklist of the key PFR skills at each of 10 patient visits during 3 PDSA cycles.   Skills on the checklist that are applied during a patient encounter are tabulated and reported to the group at the end of each cycle.  Opportunities for additional education, support and discussion with both project leaders and participants is provided once monthly. Participants will be expected to participate in a minimum of three MOC Project team meetings to be scheduled at the end of each cycle that review progress, discuss challenges, and offer mentoring.  

Part 4 MOC credits will be granted following successful completion of required enrollment, participation, and submission of forms to the Seattle Children’s Hospital MOC Portfolio Program.  

Registering for MOC credits: A $250 administrative fee is submitted to Seattle Children’s at the time of enrollment. Sign up for the Part IV MOC will be at the conference with credits awarded by December 2017.




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Introduction to Infant Mental Health 1-day Workshop - September 20, 2017

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Product ID: IMH

Introduction to Infant Mental Health Workshop - 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 available for STARS credit.


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Promoting First Relationships® Workshop - November 2 & 3, 2017 - Seattle


Product ID: PFR-SEA

Professionals who work with caregivers and young children (0-3) often see the need to support and guide caregivers in building nurturing and responsive relationships with children. Promoting First Relationships® workshop gives professionals the knowledge, tools, and strategies to do so. The Promoting First Relationships program integrates theory, practice, and intervention. Trainers use various learning approaches including case studies, role-playing, and reflectivdialogue. These approaches allow participants to apply the framework directly to issues faced in their work environment.  In this 2-day 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 (in clinic or the home) 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 the intervention and gain competence, and thus investment in their caregiving.

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."

 

 This workshop is for 14.5 CEU's. Purchase below.



Price: $425.00

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CNE - Fee


Product ID: CNE

Continuing Education Credit for either Promoting First Relationships or Promoting Maternal Mental Health During Pregnancy Workshops only.



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Promoting Maternal Mental Health During Pregnancy Workshop - October 9 & 10, 2017


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."

About the trainer . . .

For additional workshop information . . . .

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


This workshop is approved for 12.6 CEU's - Pay for CNE above.

 


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Promoting First Relationships Workshop - June 15 & 16, 2017 - Seattle


Product ID: PFR-REG

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 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 . . .

"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 training will address the following Infant Mental Health Competency Guidelines:  Theoretical Foundations: Relationship-focused practice, Infant/Very Young Child Development, Attachment, Separation. Trauma, grief and loss. Infant/very young child and family-centered practice. Direct Service Skills: Responding with Empathy, Observation and Listening, Listening and Responding with Empathy.

This workshop is approved for 14.5 CEU's - purchase CE below

 Workshop Full, Registration Closed.  


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Promoting First Relationships® in Pediatric Primary Care Workshop


Product ID: PFR-PEDS ON-SITE

This university based program which helps pediatric primary care providers support stable and secure early parent-child relationships is now available for on-site training at your agency. Promoting First Relationships in Pediatric Primary Care operationalizes attachment and child development theory into applied practice and intervention strategies which helps parents analyze possible causes of challenging behaviors and offers concrete solutions to typical issues parents bring to well child visits.

What participants are saying . . .

"I liked the clear concepts, videos and examples to illustrate. Excellent training!"

"Presenters were approachable, down-to-earth and well prepared to demonstrate and speak about PFR."

"This was fantastic! Great training, great presenters."

"I liked the videos, WCC visit examples, handbook and handouts. I'm excited to use them in clinic. This was a great training, appreciated the personal stories and experiences."

"Videotapes were outstanding, case histories were excellent."

 Why use Promoting First Relationships® in Pediatric Primary Care?

  • Early Brain and Child Development (EBCD) is a strategic priority of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • Prevents later social and emotional difficulties by supporting the parent-child relationship early on.
  • Supports parents in learning about children's social and emotional needs underlying challenging behaviors.

Who is using Promoting First Relationships® in Pediatric Primary Care?

  • Pediatricians and Family Physicians
  • Pediatric and Family Nurse Practitioners
  • Care managers and other providers at community health centers

Contact the NCAST office about bringing this training to your agency - ncast@uw.edu




 
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