ECAE 7675T Supporting Diverse Families and Parent-Child Relationships

45 hours plus conference; 3 credits

Study of families developing relationships with their infants and young children with and without special needs beginning at the transition to parenting. Focus on helping parents/parent-figures to reflect on and understand their infant/young child's behavior and temperament, their engagement in responsive and sensitive behaviors, and developmental guidance; assessment of the parent/parent-figure relationship with child; infant mental health; co-parenting relationship, and parents' own family history. Emphasis on urban, linguistic, and cultural perspectives, resource access, and development of parent-community partnerships. Students will develop skills to support positive parenting and to work collaboratively with parents and professionals including mental health providers. Students will begin to develop and engage in reflective practice to support diverse caregiver-child relationships and families.

Prerequisite: Early Childhood and Art Education 7101T and 7102T or permission of the program head.


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