CARE Training

December 1, 2018, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Details

Presented by Jennifer Bainbridge, LMFT, Encompass Child and Family Therapist

Child-Adult Relationship Enhancement (CARE) is a trauma-informed way for any adult to interact with any child or teen. It seeks to increase positive child-adult interaction, child compliance, and child engagement.

CARE uses ideas and skills derived from evidence-based, positive parenting programs. CARE is not therapy but can complement ongoing therapeutic services. During a multi-hour training, participants will learn a skill set that will enhance child-adult relationships in any setting and with a multitude of child populations ages 2-18.

Who CAREs?

CARE is for any adult working with children or teens to improve relationships and reduce mild to moderate behavior challenges:

  • Parents (foster, kinship, adoptive, biological)
  • School personnel
  • Medical and allied health professionals
  • Mental health professionals
  • Autism service providers
  • Child welfare or advocates
  • Early childhood program providers
  • Home Visitors
  • Shelter, residential, substance abuse treatment staff.

Through a positive relationship, a child’s social-emotional development and learning potential are enhanced.

Skills Preview

Participants will learn and practice skills designed to strengthen healthy relationships. Trainers give live feedback to enhance learning of CARE skills. Modifications to training can be made for use with adolescents. CARE training targets two key concepts:

  • Positive Relationships: Skills and techniques that work together to strengthen relationships, improve communication, and reduce problematic behaviors.
  • Increased Compliance: Tips and strategies to improve the likelihood of following adult directives.


Space is limited. For more information, please contact Encompass Behavioral Health Supervisor Megan Walsh.


9801 Frontier Ave. SESnoqualmie, WA 98065United States

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