Family Centered Services


Session Dates

Monday July 03, 2023 - Online
Monday July 31, 2023 - 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

Target Audience

Early Intervention Service Providers and staff, and home visitors in early childhood programs across Pennsylvania programs.

Topics Covered: Early Intervention

Event Info

Event Type:

On-line Courses

Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
Infant/Toddler Staff Training Hours
No credit


EITA Consultant

Event Contact:


Molly Martz

Content Contact:

Stephanie Redmond