Promoting First Relationships

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
7:30am - 11am AKDT
Day 1:
Monday, September 13, 2021
Day 2:
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Day 3:
Monday, September 20, 2021
Day 4:
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Video Conferencing
Cost Range
Fee covers tuition, all curriculum materials including the Promoting First Relationships® manual, and a USB flash drive of reproducible parent handouts.

Host And Instructor

Barnard Center for Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health, University of Washington
to be determined


Contact Hours: 14.00

Training Overview Description

Professionals who work with caregivers and young children (0-5) often see the need to support and guide caregivers in building nurturing relationships with children. Promoting First Relationships (PFR) workshop gives professionals the knowledge, tools, and strategies to do so. The Promoting First Relationships evidence-based program integrates theory, practice and intervention.

In this 4 half-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.

Training Points

  • Theoretical foundations of social and emotional development in early childhood (birth to 3 years)
  • Consultation strategies
  • Elements of a healthy relationship
  • Infants and the development of trust and security
  • Toddlers and the development of self
  • Understanding and intervening with children’s challenging behaviors
  • Developing intervention plans and individualizing the PFR curriculum

Utilization of PFR strategies can improve:

  • Parental sensitivity
  • Parental knowledge of child development
  • Parental confidence and competence
  • Child outcomes
  • Child Welfare outcomes

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.

Competencies & Endorsement

This training may cover certain competencies required for Endorsement®. AK-AIMH administers the Endorsement® to recognize the attainment of professional competencies in working with children 0-3. For more information about Competencies® & Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health®, please visit AK-AIMH's website.

Event-specific Details

The Alaska Association of Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health (AK-AIMH) has listed this training for the benefit of Alaska's professionals as part of our initiative Project Compass: Leading the Way to Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Workforce Development. Project Compass is funded by AK-AIMH members and donors, the Alaska Children's Trust, and the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority. Visit Project Compass to learn more!

Registration Information

Visit the Barnard Center for IECMH to register today.
Please call 206.543.8528 with any questions.