This course looks at family- centered principles as a set of core beliefs and attitudes that shape the philosophy and practices of Early Intervention programs. Participants will have opportunities to explore Ecological and Family Systems Theories as frameworks for increasing the focus on families in Early Intervention. They will have the opportunity to reflect on the developmental process of becoming culturally competent; explore the diverse cultures, values and beliefs of the families with whom they work; and identify strategies they can use to improve their professional skills and demonstrate understanding, respect and empathy in their interactions with families.
3 Act 48, PQAS, and/or Infant Toddler Clock hours
Early Intervention staff, Early Childhood teachers, home visitors and parents
Registration will be available on the PaTTAN Training Calendar on April 1, 2019. Choose the month you would like to take the course then click on the course title listed on the 1st day of that month. Note: course registration is only available during the month preceding the course opening date. You cannot pre-register for a course more than a month ahead of time. You need to register before the 25th day of the month to enroll for the following month.