Working with Families in Supporting Positive Behavior: Using the Pyramid Model Family Modules is a one to two day training featuring the evidence-based, user-friendly parent materials from the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL). This train-the-facilitator experience promotes strategies that may be used in supporting positive parent- child interactions and behavior in both home and community settings. It provides information about the essential role parents and other caregivers play in the Pyramid Approach and offers participants the opportunity to exchange information and ideas about engaging parents during home visits, groups, and in one-on-one discussions regarding the social-emotional and behavior support needs of their children.
Working with Families in Supporting Positive Behavior: Using the Pyramid Model Family Modules focuses on the CSEFEL PIWI approach on day one and the CSEFEL Pre-K Parenting Modules on day two. Applicants may choose to attend one or both days.
The family modules featured are:
PIWI (Parents Interacting with Infants) Modules:
PIWI (Parents Interacting with Infants) is a model of service delivery that combines developmental and family-centered perspectives into a relationship-based model in which parent-child interaction is both a focus and a context for understanding children’s development and for intervention. Providing a focus to children from infancy through 3 years, PIWI practices are based on the assumption that caregivers’ sensitivity and responsiveness to their child’s developing dispositions and behavior are dependent on their ability to observe and interpret their child’s development from the child’s perspective.
PIWI’s core premise is that early development occurs within the context of the family and primary attachment relationships; this context therefore provides the most appropriate context for early intervention.
PIWI is primarily a philosophy and a process, supported by specific program materials and procedures. The philosophy and theory underlying PIWI apply across all aspects of early intervention, whereas PIWI’s specific guidelines and practices apply directly to implementing the model within parent-child groups and individual visits. PIWI’s primary purpose is to help develop an optimal environment for children’s development and learning.
While the PIWI approach can be applied to a variety of services for infants, toddlers and families, this training may be especially well-suited to those individuals who support for parents with infants or toddlers, provide home visiting and/or run parent-baby playgroups.
Pre-K Parenting Modules (Positive Solutions for Families):
The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) has developed The Pre-K Parenting Modules, an evidence-based and user-friendly parent training series, in order to help professionals
- Promote positive and effective parenting behaviors,
- Promote children’s social and emotional development, and
- Address the challenging behavior and mental health needs of young children.
The training materials provide information for families on how to promote children’s social and emotional skills, understand their problem behavior, and use positive approaches to help children learn appropriate behavior. The trainings are designed to give families general information on key strategies that may be used with all children.
While the Pre-K Parenting Module materials can be used in a variety of services for preschoolers and families, this training may be especially effective for individuals who provide parent support, provide parent groups, and/or organize parent education in center-based settings.
Working with Families in Supporting Positive Behavior: Using the Pyramid Model Family Modules training opportunities are posted on our Training Calendar as they become available. If you would like more information about organizing a family modules facilitator trainings event in your community, please contact us.