This reflective practice session, designed for direct service practitioners, will offer support and reinforcement to become intentional and purposeful in the application of the Touchpoints™ Approach in practice.
Parents experience a spectrum of emotions from excitement for their child’s achieved developmental milestones to frustrations associated with issues such as discipline, sleeping, feeding, safety, and even toilet training. This can lead to expressions of strong feelings, both positive and negative. By valuing the parent’s passion around particular parenting issues and providing support as they negotiate these challenges, the provider strengthens the provider-parent relationship, which ultimately benefits the developmental interests of the child.
Through observation of videotapes, group discussion, and role-plays, participants will deepen their knowledge and skill in the Touchpoints™ Approach. Participants are encouraged to present case examples for group discussion on applying the Touchpoints™ principles and assumptions to specific cases.
At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:
Pre-requisite: Touchpoints ILT or ILT Series.
This 2-hours session fulfills one of the three requirements for reflective practice in the Healthy Beginnings Program.