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Upcoming Foundations of the CSEFEL Pyramid Model Course in Worcester, MA!

This training focuses on young children’s social emotional development and the effects of interactions with teachers and caregivers on children’s learning. Through instruction in theory, the specific uses of implementation strategies and the use of reflection, participants are introduced to evidence-based Pyramid Model practices that promote social emotional growth, while preventing and addressing challenging behaviors in children birth-six years. The course will meet a total of 6 sessions. The 15 hour course (12 hours training; 3 hours field assignment) requires full participation for CEUs. 6 hour mentoring component will be scheduled through trainer and participants.  1.5 CEUs will be provided upon successful completion of entire course.

Session 1: 10/01/2014 5:45-7:45pm
Session 2: 10/08/2014 5:45-7:45pm
Session 3: 10/15/2014 5:45-7:45pm
Session 4: 10/22/2014 5:45-7:45pm
Session 5: 10/29/2014 5:45-7:45pm
Session 6: 11/05/2014 5:45-7:45pm

Location: Community Healthlink Youth and Family Services, 275 Belmont Street, Worcester, MA 01604


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Article: Breaking the Cycle: Supporting Parent-Child Relationships Through the “Parents Interacting with Infants” Intervention

By Lana Nenide & Staci Sontoski

Zero to Three, July 2014

This article is an exploration of the use of the Pyramid Model’s Parents Interacting with Infants (PIWI) curriculum with teen mothers exiting the foster care system in inner-city Milwaukee. The authors describe the use of the model and the encouraging results in level of mother/baby engagement. (Please note: You will need to log in as a subscriber to view the article at this link.)

Article: A Vision of Better Mental Health Care for Children

Robert Franks, clinical psychologist and new president and CEO of Judge Baker Children’s Center, provides insight to what we know and what can be done better in for children in need of mental health service.

Past News

  1. Article: What’s Going On In There? How Babies’ Brains Practice Speech
  2. EPS Region 6 is sponsoring a Foundations of the CSEFEL Pyramid Model Course!