2020 Trainings

Trainings and Resources for Family Support Providers
2020


Using the Ages and Stages Questionnaires (ASQ)

Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Dina Hartford-Stipetic, Early Intervention Technical Assistance 

Participants will learn steps and strategies to administer the ASQ3 and ASQ:SE2. They will have opportunities to practice engaging families in screening process and sharing results. These tools are especially helpful to guide discussion with families about children’s development. Participants will have the opportunity to explore resources and activities that families can do at home to enhance their children’s development.

This session will also address conducting the ASQ screening through tele-intervention.

Handouts: PowerPoint

Recording: http://www.pa-home-visiting.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Introduction-to-the-ASQ-and-ASQ-SE-April-2020.mp4

Please note: We are unable to offer certificates of attendance for watching the posted webinar recordings. 


Home Visiting and Intimate Partner Violence: Prevalence and Best Practices

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 – 9:00am – 10:30am 

Katherine Kellom, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Dr. Meredith Matone, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Dr. Peter Cronholm, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Representatives from the MIECHV evaluation team will describe the prevalence of intimate partner violence (IPV) among home visiting families in Pennsylvania.  Panelists will then give a background on the epidemiology of IPV and describe the impacts that IPV has on the health of individuals and families. We will also share best practices for identification of and response to IPV, as well as what is known in the field about prevention strategies.

Handouts: PowerPoint

Recording: http://www.pa-home-visiting.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/IPV-April-2020.mp4

Please note: We are unable to offer certificates of attendance for watching the posted webinar recordings. 


Introduction to the Be Strong Parent Café Model

Thursday, April 9, 2020 – 9:00am – 10:30am 

Sarah Holland, Office of Child Development and Early Learning 

This introduction to the Be Strong Parent Café Model will provide a foundational level of information for organizations/agencies that are interested in hosting Parent Cafes. Participants will learn: How Pennsylvania is supporting the implementation of this national model of family support; how Parent Cafes strengthen protective factors in families and build family leadership; understand the next steps to identifying an implementation team and access training to become certified in hosting Parent Cafes.

Handouts: PowerPoint
Menti Comments

Recording: http://www.pa-home-visiting.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Intro-to-the-Be-Strong-Parent-Cafe-April-2020.mp4

Please note: We are unable to offer certificates of attendance for watching the posted webinar recordings. 


LifeCourse Tools for Supporting Children and Families to Live Their Good Lives

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 – 12:00pm – 1:30pm

Melissa Mecke, Early Intervention Technical Assistance 

How can we support families to discover their vision for a “good life” for themselves and their children? In this session, the presenter will discuss how the LifeCourse tools from the National Community Of Practice for Supporting Families can be used to help families develop their vision and use it to guide future decision making. Tools will be shared that can be used by families and supporters to think about and plan for the support they need to achieve the lives they want.

Handouts:
LifeCourse School Age
LifeCourse Integrated Supports
LifeCourse Guiding Principles
LifeCourse PowerPoint Slides
LifeCourse Early Childhood
Integrated Support Worksheet
Life Trajectory Worksheet
Life Trajectory Worksheet

Recording: http://www.pa-home-visiting.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/LifeCourse-Tools-April-2020.mp4

Please note: We are unable to offer certificates of attendance for watching the posted webinar recordings. 


Mindfulness in Early Childhood: An Overview with Practical Strategies for Immediate Use

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 10:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT

Repeated: Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT

Webinar Description: This session will provide a general overview of mindfulness with a strong focus of how you can use key phrases and techniques in your professional life and in working with families to support stress reduction and an increase in awareness. In addition, the intent is to provide access to these same tools to reduce the burdens and stressors faced by the families with whom you work. The key component will be to focus on “attention” and “the now” as it pertains to the space between what is happening in the moment and your response. The ability to become aware of our emotions and regulate the manner in which we respond will support the work that you do on a daily basis. Opportunities will be afforded for self-reflection and the application of these tools in the future. You will leave this webinar with practical strategies and resources that you can implement immediately. Additional resources will also be shared that will enable you to move forward in your own journey of exploring mindfulness.  

Recording: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/5613916562306943756. Viewers must register to watch the recording.

Please note: We are unable to offer certificates of attendance for watching the posted webinar recordings. 


Families in Recovery 

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 – 9:00am – 10:30am

Kayla Kressler, PA Family Support Alliance 

Ben Cohen, Center for Schools and Communities

Kayla Kressler, creator of Families in Recovery: Strengthening Connections One Day at a Time will share about her journey from childhood adversity, to wellness and education. Kressler will guide a dialogue about families impacted by substance use disorder and will demonstrate how collaboration, compassion, and consistency strengthens both professional practice and family wellness.

Handouts:
PowerPoint
Data and Research
Best Practices in Virtual Support

Recording: http://www.pa-home-visiting.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Families-in-Recovery-April-2020.mp4.

Please note: We are unable to offer certificates of attendance for watching the posted webinar recordings. 


Trauma and Addiction: A Tangled Relationship

Thursday, April 30, 2020 – 9:00am – 10:30am 

Marilyn Stein,  MSG Consulting

The experience of trauma changes the brain and shows up in cliens’ behaviors. Substance use is a purposeful means of soothing the disruption caused by trauma that in the words of Bessel Vanderkolk “works until it doesn’t.”When it no longer works, families are easily overwhelmed. Both trauma and substance use disrupts families and causes harm. Reference to the Adverse Childhood Experience research will be discussed.  This workshop will define addiction and trauma. It will look at behaviors that are often symptoms of trauma. It will provide information related to trauma informed care that reduce re-traumatization and inform staff on methods for addressing both addiction and trauma within families.

Handouts: PowerPoint
Resource and Booklist

Recording: http://www.pa-home-visiting.org/trauma-and-addiction-april-2020/

Please note: We are unable to offer certificates of attendance for watching the posted webinar recordings. 


Building Home Visiting Infrastructure and Supports for Families Impacted by Opioid Use Disorder

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 – 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Deanna Marshall, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Dr.Meredith Matone, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

This training will describe the implementation processes used by a diverse set of twenty local implementing agencies to engage and support families impacted by substance use disorders in high-prevalence communities. The presentation will expand thinking about the infrastructure needs to implement new methods of enrollment, retention, and service coordination for vulnerable populations and  identify lessons learned from local pilot program implementation across communities in a single state. This includes how to build meaningful partnerships with community-based providers and other child and family serving agencies, engage with policymakers on this topic to ensure appropriate systems supports, and conduct and engage with research on this topic.

Recording: http://www.pa-home-visiting.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/HV-for-Families-impacted-by-OUD-SUD-May-2020.mp4

Please note: We are unable to offer certificates of attendance for watching the posted webinar recordings. 

Handouts: PowerPoint
Resources on Peer Support Recovery


Infant Mental Health: So What? Who Cares? Should I Get Endorsed?

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 – 9:00 – 10:30 AM

Dr. Robert Gallen, University of Pittsburgh

Infant Mental Health is a growing field of research and practice aimed at promoting early childhood social emotional development through high quality relationships. Relationships are the “active ingredient” in the environments influence on early brain growth. Infant Mental Health practice promotes the optimal development of infants and very young children through enhanced infant-caregiver interactions. In this presentation, the key principles of Infant Mental Health will be reviewed. In addition, this session will describe the Infant Mental Health Endorsement which serves to ensure that professionals working with very young children and their families have attained expertise and mastery of best-practices for enhancing developmental outcomes through dyadic work.

Recording: http://www.pa-home-visiting.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Infant-Mental-Health-May-2020.mp4

Please note: We are unable to offer certificates of attendance for watching the posted webinar recordings. 

Handouts: IMH SO WHAT


Domestic Violence and Maternal Health: A Survivor Centered Response

Thursday, May 14, 2020 – 12:00 – 1:30 PM

Michelle Cooper, Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence

This presentation will give participants an understanding of the dynamics that exist in unhealthy and abusive relationships, and the tactics and methods of control that specifically apply to maternal health. Participants will also learn about common health risks associated with domestic violence and pregnancy, and how to discuss and respond to domestic violence in a manner that is both trauma-informed and survivor centered. Topics will include reproductive and sexual coercion, escalation of abuse during pregnancy, maternal and fetal health risks, conversational screening, and warm referral to domestic violence support providers.

Recording: http://www.pa-home-visiting.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Domestic-Violence-and-Maternal-Health-May-2020.mp4

Please note: We are unable to offer certificates of attendance for watching the posted webinar recordings. 

Handouts: PowerPoint
APP Resource for IPV


“To Keep the Lamp Burning We Have to Keep Putting Oil In It”: Reflective Supervision/Consultation

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 – 9:00 – 10:30 AM

Dr. Robert Gallen, University of Pittsburgh

Working with very young children and their important people is both rewarding and challenging. While there is great joy and satisfaction in helping promote optimal developmental outcomes for very young children, there is also exposure to sad, frightening, and even traumatizing family stories and events. Sometimes we are reminded of our difficult histories and difficult feelings are evoked. Reflective Supervision/Consultation is a model of ongoing professional development that supports the unique needs of the early childhood work force promoting model fidelity, deepening the understanding of the work with very young children and their families, and protecting the workforce from the burdens of work-related stress, vicarious trauma and burn out.

Recording: Part 1|Part 2

Please note: We are unable to offer certificates of attendance for watching the posted webinar recordings. 

Handouts: PowerPoint


Understanding the Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 – 9:00 – 10:30 AM 

Rijelle Kraft, Center for Schools and Communities

The Strengthening Families™ Protective Factors, identified by the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP), are strengths and resources that families can draw on when life gets difficult. When these five factors are present and robust, they keep families strong and children safe. In this interactive workshop, we will define each factor, identify everyday actions that promote them in families, and explore resources for family support professionals to incorporate this approach into their work.

Recording: http://www.pa-home-visiting.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Strengthening-Families-Protective-Factors.mp4

Please note: We are unable to offer certificates of attendance for watching the posted webinar recordings. 

Handouts: PowerPoint