Levels of Training

Levels of Training

Level 1: Knowledge Building

2-day Learner’s Workshop. The next workshop is scheduled for July 14 & 15, 2020, in Seattle, WA.  Register early to ensure you get a spot!

On-Site Workshops are also available. For more information on bringing this training to your agency, please contact Parent-Child Relationship Programs at the Barnard Center (formerly NCAST): 206-543-8528 pcrp@uw.edu  www.pcrprograms.org

Our two-day workshop is designed to give service providers knowledge about using Promoting First Relationships within one’s own practice. The workshop is taught by PFR Master Trainers and includes the curriculum, parent handouts, and training in the following:

  • Elements of a Healthy Relationship
  • Attachment Theory and Secure Relationships
  • Reflective Capacity Building
  • Development of Self for Infants and Toddlers
  • PFR Consultation Strategies
  • Challenging Behaviors
  • Intervention Planning Development

Level 2: Skill Building

Mentored Distance Learning:  Applications are currently being accepted. You may read below, or click on this link for more information about this training. (PFR Distance Learning Flyer).

Learners will work individually or in pairs with one of our Promoting First Relationships master trainers.
 During the first 5 weeks, trainees will view professionally filmed PFR sessions with caregivers (parents and child care providers) and young children (infant, toddler, special needs). The training videos were developed and narrated by Dr. Jean Kelly, the founder and developer of PFR. Learners will meet every week on-line with a master trainer to reflect on the filmed sessions and the PFR infant mental health essentials. The curriculum includes the following elements: Elements of a Healthy Relationship; Attachment Theory and Secure Relationships; Reflective Capacity Building; Development of Self for Infants and Toddlers; PFR Consultation Strategies; Challenging Behaviors; and Intervention Planning.
 During the next 10 weeks, trainees will be mentored weekly on-line as they implement PFR with caregiver/child dyads at their own sites. Sessions will include reflection on videos of the dyadic interactions that trainees upload to a secure website, and discussion about how to implement the PFR concepts and consultation strategies.

 2-day PFR Workshop through Parent-Child Relationship Programs in Seattle. Or an on-site workshop delivered in your area may be arranged through PCRP.
 Access to a computer with internet access and a video camera to record sessions during the second 10 weeks.

Costs for 4.5-Month Mentored Training Program:
 Individual mentoring:

  • $2500 per person when training as part of a pair group. Includes 16 contact hours with a PFR master trainer and the initial fidelity certification fee.
  • $3300 per person if trainee is a stand-alone individual (not part of a pair group)

Contact: Jennifer Rees, PFR Program Director, rees@uw.edu, for more information.