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- Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - All Day
- Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - All Day
- Thursday, October 27, 2011 - All Day
United Way Capital Area will be hosting a Touchpoints Individual Level training on October 25th - 27th. This training is designed for individual healthcare, childcare, early education, and social service providers who want to incorporate elements of the Touchpoints Approach into their practice setting.
"In recent years, a number of parent support programs have incorporated developmental, relational and strengths-based strategies derived from the Touchpoints Approach, based on the work of T.B. Brazelton. When parents and care providers share observation and discovery of child behaviors and parent-child interactions, emotional availability is experienced and reinforced. This approach connects parents and professional providers through the co-construction of the meanings of a child's behavior, decreasing social isolation, increasing parents' understanding of their child, and promoting parental sense of competence. It also stabilizes mounting parental stress and increases emotional availability by offering anticipatory guidance on predictable developmental crises. When temporary regressions in a child's behavior are understood as normative, parents are empowered to see them as positive signs of a child's healthy development that they can take credit for and continue to nurture."
-an excerpt from "New Approaches to Optimizing Child Development And Breaking the Cycle of Poverty" by Joshua Sparrow, MD
Attendance at all three dates is required for the training. Please note that completion of the Touchpoints Individual Level Training is required in order to take the Community Level
Training to become a Touchpoints Trainer. If you have any questions feel free to email Sue Carpenter at Sue.Carpenter@UnitedWayCapitalArea.org or call 382-8608.
To register for training, please click here.