The Power of Simple Interactions: Understanding and Promoting Everyday Human Interactions
Please only register for this evaluation if you require continuing education credits. Credits cost $30. UPMC staff/faculty will pay $15 with the coupon code POWER2021.UPMC and registering with your UPMC (and related) e-mail address.
Thursday, March 11, 2021 from 2:30 to 4:00 pm (1.5 continuing education credits).
The program will remain open for you to complete your evaluation and CE request until 05/11/2021.
Serving children and families requires us to understand and address a complex system of challenges and opportunities. It is sometimes difficult to imagine how a single, small, and ordinary moment fits within these complex challenges and rising demands for outcomes. Yet, such moments are the most essential building blocks of a healthy community. Finding meaningful ways to talk about such moments can be encouraging, enriching, and empowering at every level of a system in the service of children, youth, and families. Each simple interaction lays the groundwork for lasting developmental relationships. At the foundation of all healthy human development is the power of human connection – and we will explore the power we have to build connections and contribute to the positive development of those around us.
This presentation will be appropriate across all levels of the system – including those in the social worker field, child welfare, juvenile justice, and human services: direct service, administration and support, and policymaking.
By the end of this session, participants should be able to:
1. Recognize the role of interactions in human development;
2. Identify ways that human interactions can be encouraged and grown across all levels of a system;
3. Apply the conceptual foundation of developmental relationships to the everyday practice of supporting the learning and growing of children, families, and colleagues.
Dana Winters, PhD, is the Director of Simple Interactions and Academic Programs, and assistant professor of child and family studies, at the Fred Rogers Center. She contributes significantly to expanding the use of Simple Interactions as an approach for adult-child and adult-adult interactions across multiple contexts to serve children and the adults who help them. She leads the team at the Fred Rogers Center to use Simple Interactions to support child-serving professionals across early childhood and other developmental contexts.
POSITION: DIRECTOR OF SIMPLE INTERACTIONS AND ACADEMIC PROGRAMS ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF CHILD AND FAMILY STUDIES
From Education and Consultative Services
Act 48 (if applicable)
- 1.50 APA
- 1.50 ASWB
- 1.50 Attendance