Development is a Journey: A Conversation Roadmap for Talking with Families
Early identification and intervention are critical to promote a child’s optimal development. Yet, developmental screening results and concerns can be anxiety-provoking for families and providers. The Brazelton Touchpoints Center has developed a tool to help family-facing providers have collaborative and productive conversations with families about developmental screening results. The Development is a Journey Conversation Roadmap facilitates these conversations with seven simple steps to enhance the provider-parent partnership and engage parents and other caregivers in planning for their child’s developmental needs.
In this workshop, participants will:
- Explore the seven steps in the Roadmap tool
- Learn strategies to engage parents and families in the developmental screening process
- Practice having conversations about developmental screening results that honor families’ perspectives, cultures, and values
- Learn strategies to elicit parents’ observations of their children’s strengths, as well as their concerns about their children’s behavior and development
- Practice sharing their own observations of children’s behavior with parents
- Practice next steps when a developmental screener yields reason for concern
Audience: This workshop is for all family-facing providers — and their supervisors — who engage with families of young children around developmental screening, including early care and education professionals, home visitors, pediatricians, pediatric nurse practitioners, early interventionists, and more.
To register, please click here: https://learn.brazeltontouchpoints.org/catalog/development-is-a-journey-...
# of hours: 3 clock hour certificate will be provided
Presenters/Facilitators: Jayne Singer, PhD, IECMH-E®, Director of Developmental and Relational Health, Brazelton Touchpoints Center; Clinical Psychologist, Boston Children’s Hospital
For any inquiries, please email: https://www.brazeltontouchpoints.org/contact/