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Achieve OnDemand Online Professional Development for Home Visitors
Achieve OnDemand™ was developed by home visiting experts at the Ounce of Prevention Fund leveraging their 30 years of experience in home visiting. Achieve OnDemand is applicable across home visiting models. Enrollment is open now for learning modules in the following topical areas: Home Visiting Foundations, Home Visiting Foundations for Supervisors, Domestic Violence in Home Visiting, Trauma-Informed Practice, and Infant Mental Health. Achieve OnDemand is available online offering anytime, anywhere access. Group discounts are available. To learn more, email AchieveOnDemand@theOunce.org; or call 312-453-1993.

Ask Phoenix Solutions has training and courses available to support the work of Home Visitors working with children birth to five and their families.  Full descriptions and information about each session can be found in the Home Visiting catalog located on the website.

Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences (ILABS) - ILABS is a free online library of resources for early learning professionals, parents, caregivers, policymakers and community members. The online training modules are designed to share the latest science of child development with the broader community. Each module explores a particular topic of science, such as early brain development, children’s imitation, or language acquisition, and nests it within the larger landscape of child development. All modules are free and are designed to be useful for both everyday interactions with children and for informing systems-level programs and policies. New users can register at the title link above.

Motivational Interviewing (MI)

MI a method for facilitating and engaging intrinsic motivation within the client in order to change behavior.[2] MI is a goal-oriented, client-centered technique for eliciting behavior change by helping clients to explore and resolve ambivalence.

MI Training Modules offered through Parents As Teachers Wyoming

Trauma Informed Approach - A program, organization, or system is trauma-informed when it:

  1. Realizes the widespread impact of trauma and understands potential paths for recovery;
  2. Recognizes the signs and symptoms of trauma in clients, families, staff, and others involved with the system;
  3. Responds by fully integrating knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures, and practices; and
  4. Seeks to actively resist re-traumatization."

Trauma Informed Oregon

Zero to Three Resources for Professionals - Zero to Three is a national non-profit organization that is dedicated solely to advancing the healthy development of babies and young children.

Training Resources Organized by Core Competency Domain

Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness

Resources

Reflective Practice Tools for Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness were developed by Intercultural Solutions to be used by Oregon’s Home Visiting professional community. Included are Guiding Principles for Reflective Practice, Inquiry Questions, Supervisor Guidance and an Individual Competency Work plan.

National Center for Cultural Competence At the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development has resources that include self-assessments, distance learning and tools to improve practice.

Coalition of Communities of Color, a Portland based racial justice organization developed a Tool for Organizational Self-assessment Related to Racial Equity as well as a protocol. They are available for download here

The Head Start Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center (ECLKC) has resources including webinars, training and reading materials on cultural and language here.

Early Childhood Translation Glossary was developed by members of the Early Learning Division, Oregon Health Authority and Western Oregon University, with participation of diverse language speakers. This glossary can be used when translating documents to assist translation services, or when utilizing an interpreter to use language that is familiar to the families you work with. Click here and look under “essential resources” to view glossaries in Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese and Chinese.


Videos & Online Training

Cultural Humility: People, Principles and Practicesis a 30-minute documentary by San Francisco State professor Vivian Chávez, that explains Cultural Humility, a concept originally developed by Doctors Melanie Tervalon and Jann Murray-Garcia, as a set of principles that guide the thinking, behavior and actions of individuals and institutions.

Arkansas Home Visiting Network offers free online training modules including one entitled Cross Cultural Competency for Home Visitors. Click here to register and find more information.

The Oregon Center for Nursing offers education opportunities in cultural competence and diversity, including archived webinars with available continuing nursing education credits. View training opportunities here.

Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality making us sick? is a seven-part documentary series addressing racial and socioeconomic inequities in health. The website also includes discussion guides and an action toolkit.

Ask Phoenix Solutions has trainings on the topic area. Visit the website for the catalog of resources.


Professional Reading

M. Tervalon, J. Murray-Garcia (1998). Cultural humility versus cultural competence: a critical distinction in defining physician training outcomes in multicultural education, Journal of health care for the poor and underserved, Vol. 9, No. 2. (May 1998), pp. 117-125. Available here

Dynamics of Family Relationships and Engagement

Understand the complexity and diversity of family relationship, dynamics, and systems while working in partnership with families for the best interest of children.

ACES and NEAR Science: ACEs are Adverse Childhood Experiences that harm children’s developing brains so profoundly that the effects show up decades later; they cause much of chronic disease, most mental illness, and are at the root of most violence. NEAR Science includes a cluster of fields of study that include Neuroscience, Epigenetics, ACEs and Resilience.

The following websites provide information and resources about ACES, NEAR Science, Trauma and Resiliency.

Domestic Violence

National Resource Center
An informational and training website that provides support systems and resources to organizations, communities and individuals to strengthen capacity to effectively address domestic violence and intersecting issues.

FUTURES Without Violence
FUTURES is at the forefront of national policy regarding home visitation and advocates for coordinated responses to domestic violence that include home visitation programs.

Family Health and Well-Being

Establish and maintain environments and supports that promote children’s health, safety, nutrition, physical activity, and adaptations for special needs in partnership with families.

Motivational Interviewing to Promote Safe Sleep

A Prenatal and Newborn Resource Guide for Oregon Families

Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI)
Oregon law mandates newborn hearing screening for infants born in hospitals with more than 200 births per year. This law establishes a hearing screening registry, tracking, and recall system that enables the Oregon Health Authority, in collaboration with hospitals, audiologists, local public health, and early intervention facilities, to ensure that infants with hearing loss receive appropriate and timely intervention.

Home Visitor Safety Guide

Home Visitor Safety: Training Video

Resources for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

The Injury Prevention Program (TIPP) Safety Sheets from the American Academy of Pediatrics

Family Self Sufficiency

Actively engage family members in identifying and working towards self-sufficiency as defined and desired by the family.

Human Growth and Development

Apply the principles of development across the lifespan, including child growth and development; values each family member’s unique biology, interests, needs, and potential while nurturing relationships, starting with health infant-caregiver attachment.

Autism:

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Information on the early signs of autism spectrum disorders. Developmental growth charts, fact sheets, informational cards, and posters http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/index.html
  • The M-CHAT is validated for screening toddlers, between 16 and 30 months of age, to assess risk for autism spectrum disorders (ASD). This website provides the screening tool, the scoring instructions, and guidelines for use of the M-CHAT tool. http://mchatscreen.com/

Ages and Stages (ASQ-3) and ASQ Social Emotional (ASQ-SE) Questionnaires:

The ASQ is a validated screening tool used at various stages of children’s development birth to five, and is used to determine if children are on track developmentally for their age. Results can be used to make appropriate referrals for further assessment/diagnosis and appropriate intervention.

Bright Futures Bright Futures is a national health promotion and prevention initiative, led by the American Academy of Pediatrics and supported by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration. The Bright Futures Guidelines provide theory-based and evidence-driven guidance for all preventive care screenings and well-child visits. Bright Futures content can be incorporated into many public health programs such as home visiting, child care, school-based health clinics, and many others. Materials developed especially for families are also available.  

Growth and Development

Pathways.org - free educational resources for professionals and caregivers on a child's motor, sensory and communication development. 

Hearing, Vision and Oral Health Screening

The Minnesota Department of Health offers teaching modules on hearing, vision and oral health screening procedures for infants and young children. Also see a Quick Reference Guide for Hearing and Vision screening.

Health Professional Guide to Pediatric Oral Health Management - web based modules cover how to identify and monitor children at-risk for early childhood caries and how to ensure appropriate follow up.

Infant Vision Screening- free by participating optometrists
Zero to InfantSEE®, a public health program, managed by Optometry Cares® - The AOA Foundation, is designed to ensure that eye and vision care becomes an integral part of infant wellness care to improve a child's quality of life. Under this program, AOA optometrists provide a comprehensive eye and vision assessments for infants within the first year of life regardless of a family's income or access to insurance coverage.

Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences (ILABS)
ILABS is an online library of resources for early learning professionals, parents, caregivers, policymakers and community members. The online training modules are designed to share the latest science of child development with the broader community. Each module explores a particular topic of science, such as early brain development, children’s imitation, or language acquisition, and nests it within the larger landscape of child development. All modules are free and are designed to be useful for both everyday interactions with children and for informing systems-level programs and policies. New users can register at the title link above.

The Oregon Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Needs (OCCYSHN) - OCCYSHN promotes optimal health, development and well-being of Oregon's children and youth with special health needs.

NCAST
NCAST is a part of the University of Washington School of Nursing and Center on Human Development and Disability. This program disseminates and develops innovative research-based products and training programs, which can be used with typically developing children, those at risk for developmental delays, and those diagnosed with special health needs. NCAST seeks to give professionals, parents, and other caregivers the knowledge and skills to provide nurturing environments for young children.

Professional Best Practices

Work with families in a professional, reflective manner; adhere to ethical standards, regulations, and laws pertaining to the home visiting field.

Professional Well Being

Examine one’s own thoughts, attitudes, feelings, actions, strengths, and challenges; seek appropriate supports and engage in self care activities to ensure one’s ability to effectively support families.

Self Care: Yes it Is Required

Screening and Assessment

Use appropriate tools and methods for understanding child interactions, knowledge, and skills, as a means to support the child’s development and make appropriate referrals for further evaluation.

Ages and Stages (ASQ-3) and ASQ Social Emotional (ASQ-SE) Questionnaires:

The ASQ is a validated screening tool used at various stages of children’s development birth to five, and is used to determine if children are on track developmentally for their age. Results can be used to make appropriate referrals for further assessment/diagnosis and appropriate intervention.

Early Childhood Developmental Screening
A developmental screening tool is a list of questions that give a general idea of how a child is learning, growing and meeting developmental milestones. Developmental screening tools do not diagnose delays or disabilities but they do give information about whether a child would benefit from testing or services to help them do their best.

A list of resources can be found here.

Hearing, Vision and Oral Health Screening

The Minnesota Department of Health offers teaching modules on hearing, vision and oral health screening procedures for infants and young children. Also see a Quick Reference Guide for Hearing and Vision screening.

Health Professional Guide to Pediatric Oral Health Management
Web based modules cover how to identify and monitor children at-risk for early childhood caries and how to ensure appropriate follow up.

Infant Vision Screening- free by participating optometrists
Zero to InfantSEE®, a public health program, managed by Optometry Cares® - The AOA Foundation, is designed to ensure that eye and vision care becomes an integral part of infant wellness care to improve a child's quality of life. Under this program, AOA optometrists provide a comprehensive eye and vision assessments for infants within the first year of life regardless of a family's income or access to insurance coverage.

Service System Coordination

Understand the value of partnership and collaborations between families and agencies/organizations to meet family needs.

Empowering Expectant Parents: Pregnancy Options Counseling and Open Adoption as an alternative to State Adoption
This webinar, presented by Shari Levine, Executive Director of Open Adoption and Family Services, will help prepare you to explore all pregnancy options with expectant mothers, and what Open Adoption & Family Services can provide to you and the families you serve. Expectant parents deserve access to unbiased, accurate information about all of their pregnancy options: parenting, abortion and adoption. Learn about an engaging, client-driven all-options pregnancy counseling model.

Social Emotional Well-being

Understand supportive strategies for encouraging social emotional development and addressing challenging behaviors, and recognize the influence of temperament and emotional regulation capacity on behavior.

Webinar: Building Resiliency Through Co-Regulation in the Face of Human Fragility | Presentation Slides (pdf)

Webinar: Introduction to Trauma Informed Care for theChildren, Caregivers and Ourselves

Pregnancy and Postpartum Mental Health: The Home Visitor’s Role

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