Erikson Institute

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The Power of Relationships: The FAN Approach & Infant/Toddler Development (Summer Learning)

This three-day workshop series will explore the incredible power of attunement as a mechanism to promote healthy infant/child development, increase parental/practitioner confidence, and strengthen relationships. This series, offered in both English and Spanish, is for professionals working with Birth-3 year old children and their families.

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Whether we are supporting children, caregivers, or colleagues, attunement is a powerful mechanism to build attachment. The series will be offered in both English and Spanish over three days.

Days 1 and 2 will focus on the Facilitating Attuned Interactions (FAN) approach; a tool to attune to caregivers, colleagues, and ourselves.

Day 3’s morning will focus on the incredible power of relationships and social interactions as the first fundamental building block of development and utilizing this to empower caregivers confidence in supporting growth and development in the early years.

Finally, the series will culminate with a special workshop entitled “Cooling Down with the FAN” where we will explore our own sensory profiles and ways in which we can use the concept of Mindful Self-Regulation to feel present and balanced in interactions. 

Dates and Times

Tuesday, June 27 from 9:00am-4:00pm

Wednesday, June 28 from 9:00am-4:00pm

Thursday, June 29 from 9:00am-3:00pm


Do you have group rates for registration?

Yes. If you register 3 or more people at one time, you will receive a 10% discount during registration.

Do you offer professional development credit for this event?

We will provide Illinois Early Intervention Training Program credit, Social Work credit, and Gateways credit. Feel free to contact us if you have further questions:

How do I get there and what hotel should I stay at?

All sessions will take place at Erikson Institute in Chicago, IL. You can visit the Location page of Erikson's website to get information about Hotel, Parking, and Directions. There are many hotels within blocks of Erikson Institute.

Is there a cancellation policy?

Yes. Refund requests must be made in writing to on or before June 1, 2023. A $50 cancellation fee per individual will be deducted from any refund request received on or before June 1, 2023. After that date, there will be no refunds of registration fees but transfer of registration to a colleague can be arranged up until 7 days prior to the event.

What happens if the event is cancelled?

If the event is canceled due to insufficient registrations or other reasons, we will contact registrants as soon as it is feasible and will issue a refund to the original method of payment used at time of purchase. If you have any questions regarding this please contact

What if I have more questions?

If you have further questions about this event, please email:

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