Infant Safety: Period of PURPLE Crying (webinar)

The Period of PURPLE Crying will provide social workers with an understanding of the importance of assessing for both prolonged crying in infancy and the caregiver’s ability to manage long periods of crying. Emphasis will be placed on safety in terms of the connection between prolonged crying and child abuse/neglect, as well as completion of the Period of PURPLE Crying Training Certification through (if not previously completed). The focus of this course is to provide instruction around assessment, and opportunities for demonstration, practice, and feedback pertaining to meeting the practice and policy requirements for this component of the Infant Safety Education and Intervention Policy.

Assessment and Planning
Child Abuse and Neglect
Child Development, Health and Well-Being, Education
Delivery Method: 
Training Level: 
Social Workers
Tribal Worker
Course Requires Coaching Session?: 
Registration Instructions: 

DCYF staff can register for Infant Safety: Period of PURPLE Crying (webinar) through the Washington State Learning Center (WSLC). For help with WSLC, please contact

Other workforce members can request registration for this course using the Alliance External Registration form. Use this if you are CWTAP, Tribal Workers, Private Agency, and Judicial Personnel (incl. CASA/GAL). For help with this webform, please contact Alliance Support via

Special Instructions: 

This four-hour webinar session is one of three in a series of Infant Safety courses: (1) Plan of Safe Care, (2) Period of PURPLE Crying, and (3) Assessing the Infant’s Environment. You can enroll in this series of courses in any order; there is no prerequisite to attend any topic before another. This series of courses is designed to support professional development and practice for social workers in conjunction with DCYF Policy 1135 – Infant Safety Education and Intervention. Instruction follows the guidance outlined in the policy supporting work “with parents, families, and caregivers who have newborn and infant children to reduce the risk of child abuse and neglect.”

Classes Available


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  • Nov 3, 2021 8:30AM to 12:30PM

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  • Nov 10, 2021 8:30AM to 12:30PM

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  • Dec 2, 2021 8:30AM to 12:30PM