Created by Erikson Institute's Fussy Baby Network, the Facilitating Attuned Interaction (FAN) is a tool to help practitioners read the cues of families and have strategies to match them where they are in meaningful interactions. When practitioners match parents where they are, they support the creation of positive connections and help to keep parents engaged in their children's therapy. The FAN also includes strategies to help professionals remain calm and regulated during their work with families so that they can engage and connect with the family in meaningful ways.Credit
- Participants are expected to participate in all 4 virtual sessions 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 Contact hours in the Area of Assessment;
2 Contact hours in the Area of Typical Child Dev;
2 Contact hours in the Area of Atypical Child Dev;
3 Contact hours in the Area of Intervention; AND
1 Contact hour in the Area of Working with Families
Resources for Participating in Event
- Gain a deeper understanding about the concept of attunement and its importance in building relationships with families in Early Intervention.
- Identify ways to mindfully self-regulate in order to connect with caregivers in Early Intervention and have them lead home visits to ensure they are the primary interventionists.
- Explore strategies to use empathic inquiry questions in order to hold and attune to the emotions of families in their role of caregivers.
- Analyze ways to collaboratively explore with caregivers to they have an opportunity to think about ways to incorporate Early Intervention strategies and practices into their daily routines and activities.
- Promote caregivers as active participants in Early Intervention home visits by supporting them to conduct activities to build their capacity and competence.
- Gain knowledge to watch, prompt, and highlight successes between caregivers and their children so that caregivers recognize their role in the development trajectory of children.
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Day 4 Resources
Resources from Past Series:
Resources from previous virtual Engage & Attune sessions held by EITP & Erikson Institute in 2020: