About this event

In this program, participants learn skills in the observation and assessment of caregiver and child during a teaching situation.

A key element of this program is the opportunity to be assessed for reliability in the use of a validate tool, the PCRP Parent-Child Interaction (PCI) Teaching Assessment Scale.

Who is this workshop for?

  • Child & Family Health Nurses, Newborn Care Nurses, Paediatric Nurses, Researchers, Social Workers, Psychologists, Occupational and Physical Therapists, Lactation Consultants, Infant Mental Health Specialists
  • Prior to doing the PCR Programs PCI course you must have completed the Keys to Caregiving workshop

What are the NCAST Parent-Child Interaction (PCI) Teaching Scales?

Valid and reliable assessments for measuring parent-child interaction with an extensive body of research across disciplines

  • A well-developed set of observable behaviours that describe caregiver/parent child interaction in a feeding situation
  • Excellent pre and post measures to document intervention effects for clinicians and researchers
  • Scales which have been used in hundreds of studies and published in peer-reviewed scholarly journals

How do the PCI Scales benefit caregiver/parent-child interaction?

  • Gives concrete areas to guide intervention
  • Transforms the provider's view of the parent-child relationship
  • Gives the provider a new lens with which to see the strengths and opportunities for growth in the parent-child relationship


Date and location

  • 8:00 am - 12:30 - 1.00 pm


  • TFCC & SLHD nurses only : No Charge
  • External applicants : $2000.00(GST included)

Cancellation Policy

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