Home Visiting Community
Reflecting In Action: Responding to Difficult Interactions Between Parents and Young Children During Home Visits
Many home visitors are challenged by difficult interactions between parents and young children in the home. Parents scream, children may bite, home visitors may feel like getting a new job. Michele Fallon and Carol Siegel help home visitors prepare for and mange those difficult interactions: they discuss strategies to help facilitate parent’s understanding of their children’s behaviors as well as strategies to help home visitors respond to difficult interactions in the moment. While we know that there is no one solution for every difficulty, we can reflect ON action so that reflecting IN action can become more effective. WATCH THE WEBINAR
Miss the Summit? We’ve Got You Covered
More than 550 home visiting stakeholders, including policymakers, federal and state agency officials, researchers, program administrators, and advocates, joined us in Washington for the Fourth National Summit on Quality in Home Visiting Programs. Hosted by The Pew Charitable Trusts, Every Child Succeeds, and the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, the summit featured the latest in research and innovations, along with keynote speakers covering infant brain development and public opinion polling on home visiting.
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With just hours to spare, Congress acted on March 31 on a bill that would extend federal funding for the Maternal Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV). The language was included in a bill to prevent doctors who treat Medicare patients from a 24% cut in government payments. The home visiting funding will be extended until March 15, 2015.
In Minnesota, $8 million a year for a three year period has been made available to community health boards (local health departments) and tribes; 19 community health boards, covering 28 counties, as well as the white Earth tribal government, receive MIECHV funding. Because of the time lag between the date of enactment and the date funds were made available to Minnesota grantees, funding will be available for some time beyond this date (exact date unknown at this point). READ MORE