Family Centered Services
Wednesday September 01, 2021 - Online
Thursday September 30, 2021 - Online
The purpose of this course is to provide standards for and practice indicators of family centered services for Early Intervention professionals. This course will look at family- centered principles as a set of core beliefs and attitudes that shape the philosophy and practices of Early Intervention programs. Participants will have opportunities to Ecological and Family Systems Theories as frameworks for increasing the focus on families in Early Intervention. They will have the opportunity to reflect on the developmental process of becoming culturally competent; explore the diverse cultures, values and beliefs of the families with whom they work; and identify strategies they can use to improve their professional skills and demonstrate understanding, respect and empathy in their interactions with families.
The learner will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of and the ability to apply family-centered principles and practices.
- Demonstrate knowledge of ecological and family systems theories and their implications for providing family-centered services.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how culture affects Early Intervention services and supports.
- Identify strategies to become more culturally competent
Early Intervention Service Providers and staff, and home visitors in early childhood programs across Pennsylvania programs.