Upcoming Training Events from UW Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership
From Brazelton Touchpoints Training Center
Reflective practice serves as a catalyst for critical thinking about past interactions and as a tool for enhancing use of the approach in current and future work with families. It is the key to sustaining use of the Touchpoints approach. To support integration of Touchpoints into practice, 6 1 hour-long sessions of reflective practice (they can be scheduled a minimum of 2 weeks apart and a maximum of 4 weeks apart) will be offered via conference calls. For Touchpoints training to be considered complete, participants are required to participate in 4 sessions in order to receive certificates of completion.
Professionals working to support families with children birth – 5 years
This nationally offered training provides a practical, preventive approach that supports professionals in forming strength-based partnership with families. Touchpoints offers opportunities for providers to support parents in understanding their child’s behavior and strengths leading to a stronger emotional bond, which is critical to a child’s development.
Professionals receive three days of interactive and learner-centered training followed by six months of reflective practice to apply their learning to the everyday interactions with families.
The impact of parent-child-provider relationships on a child’s development in the early years of life
Understanding the process of a child’s development and looking at how and why change in behavior occurs
Strategies for understanding development and partnering with parents
A common language in creating a community where families feel supported to reach their fullest potential
Dates/Times: February 5-7 9am– 4:15pm
Location: Best Western Premier Bridgewood Resort Hotel, Neenah
Trainers: Cindy Muhar, Connie Dunlap, Franchesca Vasquez
Sponsored by UW Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership
Register in PDS #12410
UW Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership
FAN: Advanced Engagement and Reflective Practice
The FAN training, developed by Linda Gilkerson at the Erikson Institute, is a framework for family engagement through attunement in interactions and reflective practice. Concrete strategies are provided for assessing attunement and adapting your approach to increase and deepen engagement. This training will include monthly coaching calls for supervisors and required submission of implementation tools by direct service providers to support application and implementation of what is learned into your practice.
DATE: Feb 20-21 and September 18, 2019
LOCATION: Fond du Lac
Register through PDS #12405
Trainers: Staci Sontoski, Lana Nenide
This session if for teams of direct service professionals and their supervisor, and if applicable, mental health consultants sup-porting teams. This framework is relevant for Home Visiting, Child Welfare, Birth to Three, Head Start and other related types of work with families.
Objectives include learning the following :
• The 5 Core Processes and how to use them to increase engagement and effective-ness of your work.
• The ARC of the visit/ interaction.
• How to use this framework to increase reflective capacity.
• How to enhance the relationship building process with parents, especially those who are hard to engage
• How to build off strengths and increase capacities with problem solving