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February 19, 2016 in blog post

Check out our brand new website! http://www.targetedhomevisiting-mn.org/

In Case You Missed It…

May 1, 2015 in Archive, Trainings

Toxic Stress and Its Impact on Families and Home Visitors

In trauma-informed care, we pay attention to the stress continuum and the level of stress that children and families are experiencing. This training discusses how long-term exposure to stress affects the brain, children’s development, and implications for parenting. We also discuss the effects on home visitors’ health as well! Originally presented on March 26, 2015. 

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Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness Review

April 24, 2015 in Archive, Practices & Principles, Research

HV Effectiveness ReviewHome Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness (HomVEE) was launched in fall 2009 to conduct a thorough and transparent review of the home visiting research literature and provide an assessment of the evidence of effectiveness for home visiting program models that serve families with pregnant women and children from birth to age 5. This executive summary provides an overview of the HomVEE review process, a summary of the review results, and a link to the HomVEE website for more detailed information. The updated report includes 40 home visiting models. Read the Executive Summary

In Case You Missed It…

July 9, 2014 in Archive, Trainings

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

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June 9, 2014 in Archive, Trainings

Reflecting In Action: Responding to Difficult Interactions Between Parents and Young Children During Home Visits

Thursday, June 26; 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.register button
Michele Fallon and Carol Siegel

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. This webinar will help home visitors prepare for and mange those difficult interactions: We will 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.

Fourth National Summit on Quality in Home Visiting Programs

April 7, 2014 in Archive, Trainings

Miss the Summit? We’ve Got You Covered

pew logoMore 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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RESEARCH

December 17, 2013 in Uncategorized

Annie E. Casey Report Recommends Expanded Home Visiting

A new Kids Count Policy Report issued by the Annie E. Casey Foundation contains recommendations for improving children’s success in life. Titled “THE FIRST EIGHT YEARS: giving kids a foundation for lifetime success”, the report gives evidence for the importance of investing in children in the early years and offers recommendations on what it takes to help children succeed.

Recommendation number one in the report is to support parents so they can effectively care and provide for their children. To this end, the report states that:

  • States should establish or continue to expand voluntary, evidence-based home visiting and parent training programs for children at risk of falling behind, and
  • Because maternal depression has been shown to negatively affect child development, states should incorporate mental health services for parents into programs that provide those health services and early education supports to young children.

In Case You Missed It…

October 14, 2013 in Archive, Trainings

Home Visiting with Immigrant and Refugee Families
Thursday, October 3; 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Carol Siegel, Jane Ellison, Sadio Aar and Florence Oriozi
Presenters will share lessons learned working with immigrant and refugee community members and multi-cultural home visitors. Voices from Latino, Somali, Sudanese, and other African parents will be included.

To view the archived version enter your email address and the company code: homevisiting (all lowercase, no space) If this is your first login, be sure to click the box “New Registration”

NEWS & RESEARCH

October 14, 2013 in Research

From the White House to Minnesota

Exciting news for home visiting programs that are supporting Minnesota’s most vulnerable children and their families! President Barack Obama’s early learning initiative calls for $15 billion over 10 years to expand home visiting programs and $1.4 billion for Early Head Start and Child Care Partnerships. Learn more about the President’s 2014 proposed investments in early learning.

Local & National Research

FSG – Markers that Matter: Success Indicators in Early Learning and Education
The Home Visiting Research Network – Home Visiting Research Agenda
Minnesota Department of Health – Prenatal to Three Framework
Harvard University, Center on the Developing Child – InBrief: The Science of Neglect
Ready Nation, America’s Promise Alliance – The Vital Link: Early Childhood Investment is the First Step to High School Graduation

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September 19, 2013 in Archive, Trainings

Home Visiting with Immigrant and Refugee Families
Thursday, October 3; 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Carol Siegel, Jane Ellison, Sadio Aar and Florence Oriozi
Presenters will share lessons learned working with immigrant and refugee community members and multi-cultural home visitors. Voices from Latino, Somali, Sudanese, and other African parents will be included. REGISTER NOW

This training opportunity is the last of a four part webinar series; view them live or archived and watched in one hour increments.