NCAST Programs - Promoting Nurturing Environments for Young Children

Seattle Workshops 2015 & 2016

Promoting First Relationships - Aug. 20 & 21, 2015 - Full

PCI Teaching Scale Learner Workshop- Oct. 19-21

Promoting Maternal Mental Health During Pregnancy - Nov. 2 & 3

Introduction to Infant Mental Health - Nov. 4

NCAST PCI Instructor Training - Nov. 16-20

Promoting First Relationships - Feb. 22 & 23, 2016 - Register Early



Contact us for information on setting up an "on-site" workshop at your agency, or 206.543.8528.   

NCAST PCI Teaching Scale Workshop, October 19-21, 2015 - Seattle

Product ID: PCIW-REG

PCI Teaching Scale Workshop - Watertown Hotel - Seattle

This workshop presents a unique opportunity to become reliable in the NCAST PCI Teaching scale in Seattle, learning from the source.  During this 3-day course, you will learn the valuable skills of precisely observing both caregiver and child and their dyadic interaction.  All participants will attempt reliability and have the opportunity to become certified* to use the NCAST Teaching scale for one year. Tuition & fees includes all materials needed to learn and administer the scales.

Learning the scales may meet some of the screening, assessment, and observation competencies for certification in infant mental health.

*If you do not attain reliability during the workshop, private arrangements can be made to attain reliability with a second or third attempt if needed. Attaining reliability cannot be guaranteed.

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Please note:  Workshop will be cancelled if minimum enrollment not met by September 14th

Price: $595.00

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Promoting Maternal Mental Health During Pregnancy Workshop- November 2 & 3, 2015

Product ID: PMMH-SEA

Watertown Hotel - Seattle

This workshop addresses the importance of helping the pregnant woman achieve a healthier mental and emotional state during pregnancy, to improve the chances that she and her child will experience a healthier relationship. Promoting Maternal Mental Health During Pregnancy training covers issues critical to the development of the early mother-child relationship including . . .

  • Bonding of parent to child
  • Attachment of child to parent
  • Importance of early brain development
  • The role that emotionally available and attentive caregiving play in the child's emotional and cognitive development

This program includes the typical course of pregnancy, high-risk pregnancies, domestic violence, pregnant women with unresolved grief or loss, and those women experiencing depression or other mental health disruptions.

Fee covers tuition and all curriculum materials including the Promoting Maternal Mental Health During Pregnancy book, handouts and assessment guide. The workshop will be held from 8:30AM to 4:30PM at the University Watertown Hotel.

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12.6 CEU's available for this training - $40 processing fee paid at workshop.

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Price: $395.00

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Infant Mental Health Workshop- November 4th

Product ID: IMH

Introduction to Infant Mental Health Workshop - University of Washington

Sponsored by Washington Association for Infant Mental Health and presented by NCAST Programs

This introductory workshop in Infant Mental Health will discuss how an infant's positive attachment to her or his primary caregivers is the foundation for healthy social emotional and cognitive development. You will learn how the presence of a secure, nurturing relationship between a child and his or her primary caregivers protects the developing brain. Topics covered will include:

  • Parent-Child Relationships & Parenting
  • Relationship-based practice
  • Trauma, Grief & Loss
  • Cultural Competencies

Participation in this 1-day Infant Mental Health workshop will count towards meeting some of the competencies needed to qualify for WA-AIMH endorsement®, especially in the area of Theoretical Foundations. For more information on endorsement, visit the endorsement tab on WA-AIMH's website (

Price: $60.00

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Promoting First Relationships Workshop - Feb. 22 & 23, 2016

Product ID: PFR-REG

 2-day Learner Workshop - Seattle

Professionals who work with caregivers and young children (0-3) often see the need to support and guide cargivers in building nurturing relationships with children. Promoting First Relationships® workshop gives professionals the knowledge, tools, and strategies to do so. The Promoting First Relationships program integrates theory, practice and intervention. Trainers use various learning approaches including case studies, role-playing, and reflective dialogue. These approaces allow participants to apply the frameword directly to issues faced in their work environment. 

In this 2-day workshop, participants learn a unique consultation and intervention strategy that they can integrate into their work whether in high-risk, special needs, child-care, or other early childhood fields. The strategy can be used one-on-one with parents (in clinic or the home) and also with child care providers and early childhood teachers responsible for group care. Because Promoting First Relationships is a positive, strengths-based model, caregivers are typically open to intervention and gain competence, and thus investment, in their caregiving.

Price: $395.00

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NCAST PCI Instructor Workshop - November 16-20, 2015

Product ID: PCI-REG

Watertown Hotel, Seattle, WA

Want to join our exclusive team of PCI Instructors from around the world?

The NCAST PCI Instructor Workshop is a 5-day intensive workshop to prepare professionals for the role of training others in the NCAST Feeding & Teaching Scales and other supplementary NCAST programs. The workshop is typically held twice a year in Seattle, once in the Spring and again in the Fall. This workshop is designed for professionals working with families with infants and young children who have a role in the ongoing training of community health care service providers in their local area.Those planning to use the PCI Feeding and Teaching Scales in research are encouraged to apply. Admission to the workshop is granted from NCAST Programs.

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Price: $1,200.00

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