Keys to Caregiving

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Who Should Attend Caregiving?

Community support and health professionals working with families and their children aged 0-3 years are offered an exciting opportunity to attend a 1-day workshop in Keys to Caregiving.

What is Keys to Caregiving?

Keys to Caregiving is a research-based learning program from the parent Child Relationship Program Barnard Centre University of Washington. The program provides important information on newborn, infant and child behaviour which builds competence and confidence in practitioners and their work with families. The course builds practitioner knowledge on infant cues, infant states, state modulation and the importance of the feeding interaction.

In this interactive training program, participants will be observing short films of infants and their caregivers followed by workshop activities discussing how this knowledge can be practically applied to working with parents. All participants will be provided with a Keys to Caregiving Study Guide (included as part of program costs).

How does Keys to caregiving benefit the parent child interaction?

  • It increases both practitioner and parent/caregiver’s knowledge of the infant and child’s amazing abilities
  • It builds confidence and competence in parent/caregiver’s care of their infants
  • It creates space and opportunity for moments of mutual joy and connection

What participants say about training

“Keys to Infant Caregiving has increased our knowledge of infant behaviour, states and communication patterns and has helped parents to know and understand their infant. Many parents have provided feedback indicating they feel an increased understanding of their child rather than just learning parenting strategies.”

“I found the training has meant that I observe closely what babies and children are communicating and this helps me to support parents and be the voice of the child”

“I thought I knew all about baby cues and behaviour. I learnt so much more; especially the subtle cues and how to respond to these. I loved the videos they really helped me to make sense of the training”

Facilitator

Beverley Allen:

Beverley is a Maternal Child Health Nurse with an extensive background in family therapy, infant mental health and working with families from other cultures. She has been facilitating Keys to Caregiving training since 2005. Beverley is passionate about working with families in a strength based manner and providing families with knowledge and support to enable them to have fun together.

Dietary

Lunch & snacks will be provided, please email dietary requirements to professionaldevelopment@tweddle.org.au


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