Tweddle NCAST Parent-Child Interactions (PCI) Teaching Scales

Tweddle NCAST Parent-Child Interactions (PCI) Teaching Scales

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What is the NCAST PCI training?

The Parent-Child Interaction (PCI) Teaching Scale is a widely used validated tool for measuring parent-child interaction. The scale contains a well-developed set of observable behaviours that describe the caregiver-child communication and interaction during a teaching situation, birth to 36 months of age for the purpose of assessing a dyad’s strengths and areas that need improvement. Teaching scores from interactions with children as young as 3 months of age show a signification correlation with subsequent measures of attachment, resilience and cognitive abilities.

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is designed for those professionals working with families with infants and young children and will benefit from understanding the advantages of using the scales in clinical practice.

Workshop Prerequisites:

Have a certificate to the Keys to Caregiving program through class or self-study or hold a certificate in infant mental health.

Over 3 days attendees are able to:
  • Identify infant sleep/wake states, potent and subtle engagement/disengagement cues and caregiver adaption
  • Systematically observe and analyse caregiver-child interactions
  • Interpret the scores of the PCI scales and formulate an intervention
  • Identify strengths, concerns and need for further assessment and referral
  • Achieve inter-rater reliability certification for the PCI feeding and teaching Scales

Consists of 3 one day seminars:

9th, 10th & 11th August 2021

9:00am – 4:30pm

Where:

Tweddle Child & Family Health Service

53 Adelaide Street, Footscray 3011

Cost:

$1300 + bf (early bird booking)

$1385 + bf (general admission)

*Cost includes all handouts/guides/manuals etc.

Dietary

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


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