Cooper House: FAN (Facilitating Attuned Interactions) Training
September 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pmFree
FAN’s goal is to strengthen the provider-parent relationship, resulting in parents who are attuned to their children and ready to try new ways of relating to them. The FAN is based on the belief that people need to feel connected and understood in order to be open to change. Our FAN tool ensures practitioners read cues from parents and themselves and thus, provide empathetic and appropriate responses.
The Practitioner FAN training is a team-based training, so you will attend with the rest of your team. (If your team has already been FAN-trained, but you haven’t, you are welcome to attend this training without the rest
The Practitioner FAN is a 7-month training experience. Here is what the training includes:
- Month 1: September 2021—Initial training. Four half-days of virtual training, introducing you to the FAN concepts. (September 27, 28, 29, and 30, from 1-4 pm)
- Months 2-7: October 2021 through March 2022—Home visitors will practice using the FAN with families you serve and document your progress with your supervisor. If you are a supervisor, you will practice using the FAN with home visitors you support and meet monthly for reflective mentoring with a FAN trainer.
- Month 7: April 2022—Final training day. One full day of in-person training, reviewing and deepening your practice of the FAN. (April 5, 2022, from 9 am to 4 pm, in Roseburg, OR.) Related travel expenses to be supported by Ford Family Foundation.
- If you attend all training days, and complete 6 months of facilitated practice with your supervisor or mentor, you will be FAN-certified.
- If you plan to attend, please register as soon as you can using this link. The training is limited to 30 participants, so register soon.
- Hold the times on your calendar for the training dates in September and April. (September 27, 28, 29, and 30, from 1-4 pm, and April 5, 2022, from 9 am to 4 pm). You’ll receive Zoom invitations a few weeks before the training.
FAN training is aligned with the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health‘s Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-based Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health®.
Lisa M. Foss, she/her
Cooper House | 225 14th Avenue East Seattle, WA 98112