NCAST Programs - Promoting Nurturing Environments for Young Children

Promoting First Relationships®

What is Promoting First Relationships?

  • An evidence-based curriculum for service providers, to help parents and other caregivers meet the social and emotional needs of young children
  • Video feedback approach grounded in attachment theory and reflective practice principles
  • Gives professionals who work with caregivers and young children (0-3) the knowledge, tools and strategies to help guide and support caregivers in gaining confidence and investment in building nurturing and responsive relationships with children

Who should use Promoting First Relationships?

  • Infant Mental Health Specialists, Public Health Nurses, Early Interventionists, Family Service Workers, Childcare Providers, Early Childhood Education Teachers

Is training available?

  • 2-day workshops are offered in Seattle and can also be arranged on-site in your community
  • Distance learning with online mentoring is available through the Barnard Center for Infant Mental Health and Development, University of Washington   

"I loved the training. I thought it was wonderful, it gave me practical knowledge to put right into play. This was one of the best workshops I have ever attended in my line of work. It was easy to implement and I was impressed by the positive focus of the program, and the very comfortable learning atmosphere the trainers provide - Nurse Consultant

 

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Promoting First Relationships Curriculum

Promoting First Relationships Curriculum


Product ID: PFRC

The Promoting First Relationships Curriculum includes a 198 page book based on the concepts of attachment theory, an illustrated packet of handouts to be used with parents and childcare providers, and a 28 minute DVD that explains the elements of healthy caregiver-child relationships. Second Edition, 2008.



Price: $125.00

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Staying Connected During Difficult Moments Poster

Staying Connected During Difficult Moments Poster


Product ID: SC-POSTER

18 X 24 inch poster showing ways that parents can stay connected to their child during challenging times. 



Price: $18.00

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Play & Delight Poster

Play & Delight Poster


Product ID: PD-POSTER

18 X 24 inch poster showing various ways that parents can connect and deepen their relationship with their child through the delight and joy of playful interactions.



Price: $18.00

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Promoting First Relationships Parent/Caregiver Book

Promoting First Relationships Parent/Caregiver Book


Product ID: PFR-PB

This book gives parents and other primary caregivers (child care providers, grandparents, close family friends) practical information about how to support their young child's social and emotional growth. Learn how your day-to-day interactions with your child directly shape their thoughts and feelings about who they are and what to expect from others. This book will help you appreciate how you are already nurturing your child's development and also give you ideas of what else you might try. 



Price: $16.00

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Promoting First Relationships Parent/Caregiver DVD

Promoting First Relationships Parent/Caregiver DVD


Product ID: PFR-PV

The Promoting First Relationships Parent Video gives a brief explanation of the various elements of a healthy parent/caregiver and child relationship. This video is a wonderful addition to a consultant's library, to share easy to understand information with parents and other caregivers. The DVD can be left with parents to view on their own, or can be watched and discussed in a brief home visit. This DVD is a shortened version of the full length PFR video, excluding various consultation strategies.



Price: $26.00

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Promoting First Relationships Parent Handouts CD - Spanish

Promoting First Relationships Parent Handouts CD - Spanish


Product ID: PFRS

Spanish CD of Promoviendo las Primeras Relaciones (Promoting First Relationships) handouts to be used with parents and other caregivers.



Price: $47.00

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Promoting First Relationships Social-Emotional Cards

Promoting First Relationships Social-Emotional Cards


Product ID: SEC

Set of illustrated cards. Shows examples of how caregivers can meet, in everyday interactions, the ten basic social-emotional needs of infants and toddlers.



Price: $14.00

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Social Emotional Cards - Spanish

Social Emotional Cards - Spanish


Product ID: SEC-SP

Set of illustrated cards, with text in Spanish. Shows examples of how caregivers can meet, in everyday interactions, the ten basic social-emotional needs of infants and toddlers.



Price: $14.00

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