Healthy Moms: Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) consists of about 20 sessions and five minutes of home practice per day. It focuses on two basic interactions:Child Directed Interaction (CDI) Caregivers are taught the PRIDE skills: Praise, Reflect, Imitate, Describe, and Enthusiasm. Caregivers follow the child’s lead. They ignore annoying or obnoxious behavior and control dangerous behaviors. Parent Directed Interactions (PDI) Caregivers learn to use effective commands and specific behavior management techniques as they play with their child. Caregivers are taught effective time out procedures and how to manage children’s behaviors in real-world settings. PCIT is an exceptionally effective treatment backed by 20 years of research. Live coaching is the primary method of caregiver training in PCIT. Caregivers are coached in specific play therapy and discipline skills by the therapist through an earpiece while the therapist observes the caregiver and child. Therapy is tailored to individual family and ethnic culture to engage parents in giving praise and making positive observations about a child in a way that fits with the parents' values.
Any child between the ages of 2 and 7 that meets criteria for intervention, and has a mom enrolled in the Healthy Moms program who they live with or who are in the reunification process
Call (707) 441-5220
Any child between 2 and 7 with a mom who is enrolled in the Healthy Moms Program
2910 H Street, Eureka, CA