Dana Winters, Ph.D.

The Power of Simple Interactions: Understanding and Promoting Everyday Human Interactions

Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021
Time: 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm EST

Registration Link: bit.ly/3sRDkEN

Dr. Dana Winters is the Director of Simple Interactions and Academic Programs and assistant professor of child and family studies at the Fred Rogers Center. She contributes significantly to expand Simple Interactions as an approach for adult-child and adult-adult interactions across multiple contexts to​ serve children and the adults who help them. She leads the Fred Rogers Center team to use Simple Interactions to support child-serving professionals across early childhood and other developmental contexts.

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Serving children and families requires us to understand and address a complex system of challenges and opportunities. It is sometimes difficult to imagine how a single, small, and ordinary moment fits within these complex challenges and rising demands for outcomes. Yet, such moments are the most essential building blocks of a healthy community.  Finding meaningful ways to talk about such moments can be encouraging, enriching, and empowering at every level of a system in the service of children, youth, and families. Each simple interaction lays the groundwork for lasting developmental relationships. At the foundation of all healthy human development is the power of human connection – and we will explore the power we have to build connections and contribute to the positive development of those around us.
This presentation will be appropriate across all levels of the system – including those in the social worker field, child welfare, juvenile justice, and human services: direct service, administration and support, and policymaking.

Learning objectives:

  • Recognize the role of interactions in human development;
  • Identify ways that human interactions can be encouraged and grown across all levels of a system; and,
  • Apply the conceptual foundation of developmental relationships to the everyday practice of supporting the learning. 

For a CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE, an evaluation link will be available after the training. Certificates of Attendance will be emailed in about 5 business days after the webinar. 

Continuing Education Credits available:

BEFORE THE EVENT, by Wednesday, March 10, 2021, register to take an evaluation and obtain your continuing education certificate (1.5 credits): https://cce.upmc.com/content/power-simple-interactions-understanding-and-promoting-everyday-human-interactions#group-tabs-node-course-default1.

You may have to create an account, and you’ll be asked to pay. Continuing education certificates are $30 for the general public and $15 for UPMC (and related) staff/faculty with the code POWER2021.UPMC. Please use your UPMC or CHP, CCBO, Magee, etc. e-mail address with this discount. The evaluation will open when the program concludes on March 11, 2021. 


After creating an account and paying BEFORE the event, please follow these instructions ONCE THE WEBINAR ENDS:
1. Return to https://cce.upmc.com/content/power-simple-interactions-understanding-and-promoting-everyday-human-interactions#group-tabs-node-course-default1 and log in,
2. Go to “My Account”
3. Go to “My Courses”
4. Look under “Pending Courses” and click on the course for whatever day(s) you attended
5. Complete the evaluation and follow the prompts (if you need a certificate other than APA or LSW/LCSW/LPC/LMFT, please answer those questions in the evaluation, and the certificate will be e-mailed to you in four to six weeks)
6. If you’re unable to “see” your certificate, go back to “My Courses” and click on “Completed Activities.” The certificate will be available to download.