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June 3: Promoting First Relationships® in Pediatric Primary Care Workshop

June 3, 2017

A 1-day workshop for pediatric primary care providers to learn how to help strengthen parent-child relationships in everyday patient encounters utilizing the science of early brain development, early attachment and relationship based care.

June 3, 2017 – Watertown Hotel, Seattle

Registration Fee (in US dollars) is $275 which includes tuition and the PFR in Pediatric Primary Care manual, and CD with handouts for well child checkups. Space is limited, register at www.ncast.org

How can Promoting First Relationships® help medical providers in pediatric primary care?
PFR-PPC will help you:

  • UNDERSTAND how to promote and support stable and secure early parent-child relationships in everyday office visits
  • BEGIN TO SEE attachment behaviors and elements of healthy relationships that are happening in patient encounters through the use of videos and case studies
  • LEARN skills that can be used by medical providers to strengthen a caregiver-child relationship during both well child care and challenging behavior visits
  • REALIZE how both parents and medical providers can feel an increased sense of competence and confidence in addressing the social-emotional health of young children with PFR-PPC

What is Promoting First Relationships® in Pediatric Primary Care?

  • A research based University of Washington program developed by the Barnard Center for Infant Mental Health that has been adapted by practicing pediatricians to help pediatric primary care providers support stable and secure parent-child relationships.
  • A framework that operationalizes attachment and child development theory into applied practice and intervention strategies specifically for the pediatric office visit.
  • A curriculum that also provides well-child check handouts for each visit (newborn – three years old) to share with parents
  • Consultation strategies to promote infant/toddler mental health

Who Should Attend?
Pediatricians and Family Physicians, Pediatric and Family Nurse Practitioners, Care managers and other providers at community health centers.

MOC Credits Available
Participants will be eligible to participate in a practice improvement project following the workshop. This practice friendly MOC is administered through Seattle Children’s and will result in 25 credits of Part IV MOC from participating boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties. Sign up for the Part IV MOC will be available at the conference with credits awarded by December 2017.

About the Trainers
Jeannie Larsen, MD, is a Primary Care Pediatrician at Allegro Pediatrics in Bellevue, Washington and is a co-author of Promoting First Relationships in Pediatric Primary Care. Nancy Thordarson, MD, is an affiliate assistant professor at the University of Washington and a Pediatrician at the Everett Clinic. Nancy is also a co-author of Promoting First Relationships in Pediatric Primary Care.


June 3, 2017