Created by Erikson Institute's Fussy Baby Network, the Facilitating Attuned Interaction (FAN) is a conceptual model and practical tool for family engagement and reflective practice. The FAN focuses on families' concerns and helps practitioners tailor responses to match what they seem to need most in the moment. The FAN also helps practitioners recognize how their own internal sense of regulation/dysregulation impacts their ability to be fully present with a family. This tool also provides a model for reflective supervision and promotes reflective capacity and collaborative relationships, and reduces burnout while promoting role satisfaction.
Providers who have completed the level 1 training can deepen their understanding and application of the FAN by attending FAN/Engage and Attune: Digging Deeper. This 2-part intermediate/advanced training workshop is designed to consolidate FAN learning and develop strategies to help practitioners sustain the approach in their work with infants, young children, and families.
- Participants will reflect on the integration of the FAN in their work.
- Participants will be able to apply the FAN to difficult conversations and intense scenerios.
- Participants will identify strategies to sustain the FAN in their practice.
- Participants will approach the FAN and their work through the lens of self-compassion.
- Participants will use FAN strategies of attunement and matching to meet parents/caretakers where they are in the moment with evidence-based strategies to support them in facilitating their children's development.
- Participants are expected to participate in both sessions (Day 1 and Day 2) in order to receive credit.
- EITP is an approved sponsor of IDPR state licensure CE's for Dietician/Nutrition, LCPC, OT, PT, SLP, and Social Work.
- 2.5 Contact hours in the Area of Intervention AND
- 2.5 Contact hour in the Area of Working with Families
For resources from the prerequisite Engage and Attune Series, please visit the Engage and Attune Series resource page.