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General Resources

This page is designed to be a resource for those interested in ongoing learning opportunities for home visiting professionals. Below you will find general resources that cover multiple Oregon Home Visiting Core Competency areas, as well as resources organized by Oregon Home Visiting Core Competency Domain. 

The Essentials of Home Visiting Online Professional Development for Home Visitors and Family Support Professionals
The Essentials of Home Visiting (formerly Achieve OnDemand) is a high-quality online learning program with accredited self-paced courses and webinars to support home visiting professionals. Developed by experts at Start Early (formerly the Ounce of Prevention Fund), learning experiences are competency-based and rooted in decades of home visiting expertise.

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

Motivational Interviewing (MI) MI a method for facilitating and engaging intrinsic motivation within the client to change behavior. MI is a goal-oriented, client-centered technique for eliciting behavior change by helping clients to explore and resolve ambivalence.

Trauma Informed Approach - According to SAMHSA, 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


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​ along with a Protocol for Culturally Responsive Organizations.

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

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. Visit this webpage and look under “Resources” to find the early learning glossaries in Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese and Chinese.

Training for change is a training organization for focused on social justice and radical change. View their training tools and resources.

National Institute for Children’s Health Quality (NICHQ) has a 7 step Implicit Bias Resources Guide.

Infusing Cultural and Linguistic Competence into the Recruitment and Retention of Home Visitors is a guide that was created by HRSA in 2017 and offers tangible strategies for organizations.​ 

The National Museum of African American History and Culture shares many resources that came from their “Let's talk, Teaching Race in the Classroom" program.

Racial Equity Tools offers over 2500 resources to support people and teams looking to achieve racial equity, including research, tips, and curricula.

Anti-Racist Resource Guide, accessed at Federation of Ontario Public Libraries, is a document created to be used as a resource to broaden understanding and combat racism. A comprehensive resource list is provided, along with suggested ways to compensate for this work.

Maternal Health Hub shares resources on best practices, findings and resources for maternity care with a focus on equity.

Child Trends  gathered a list of Resources to Support Children's Emotional Well-Being Amid Anti-Black Racism, Racial Violence, and Trauma which includes resources for children and families.

Videos & Online Training

Cultural Humility: People, Principles and Practices, is 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.

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.

David R. Williams a Public health sociologist delivers the TED talk
“How racism makes us sick

Intersectionality 101 Video Created by Teaching Tolerance

View more TED talks on race.


Institute for Family Support Professionals has several online modules that support this competency:

Cracking the Codes: Joy DeGruy “A Trip to the Grocery Store" is a short video clip made available through, in which author and educator Joy DeGruy shares and experience of white privilege and systemic inequity.


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.​ has numerous toolkits, articles and guides to help health departments build power for equity. View them here.

National LGBT Health Education Center includes articles, publications and training materials. View them here.

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


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.

Videos & Online Training

FUTURES Without Violence
FUTURES promotes and works on national policy to support coordinated responses to intimate partner violence, that include home visitation programs. You can view online trainings and resources on their website.

The Children's Trust Fund Alliance offers a series of free online courses to support implementation of the Strengthening Families™ Protective Factors Framework in multiple settings. Click the link and scroll down the page to "online training".

Webinar: The Role of the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (OCASDV) Webinar May 2021​

Professional Reading

ACES and NEAR Science: ACEs are Adverse Childhood Experiences that harm children's developing brains so profoundly that the effects show up decades later. 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.






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


A Prenatal and Newborn Resource Guide for Oregon Families

Motivational Interviewing to Promote Safe Sleep

Resources for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

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

Child Safety Network works with Maternal & Child Health and Injury and Violence Prevention programs to create safe environments for children and youth. Check their website for resource information on safety topics. 

Videos & Online Training

Building on Campaigns with conversations: An Individualized Approach to Helping Families Embrace Safe Sleep and Breastfeeding includes online modules and resources promoting knowledge and skills to promote breastfeeding and safe sleep practices.

Professional Reading

National Institute for Child’s Health Quality (NICHQ) provides resources and professional publications on child and family health. 

Actively engage family members in identifying and working towards self-sufficiency as defined and desired by the family.
Videos & Online Training
The Institute for the Advancement of Family Support Professionals has many online modules addressing Effective Home Visits and Empowering Families to work towards family self-sufficiency. Click the link to learn what is available for free.

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.


Growth Charts for Children birth to two- World Health Organization (WHO)

Growth Charts for Children Two to Five- Centers for Disease Control (CDC) 

Pre-term Growth Charts- University of Calgary  provides free educational resources for professionals and caregivers on a child's motor, sensory and communication development. 

Infant Vision Screening- free by participating optometrists
Zero to InfantSEE®, is a public health program, managed by Optometry Cares® - The AOA Foundation. 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.

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.

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.

Videos & Online Training

Minnesota Department of Health offers teaching modules on hearing, vision and oral health screening procedures for infants and young children.

Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences (ILABS) has free online modules on latest

Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University  has videos on  Executive Function and self regulation.

Professional Reading

The Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University implements research and development to transform policy and practice supporting childhood development. The Center has a resource library for professional reading that can be accessed here.

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

Infant Mental Health Endorsement ® acknowledges professionals who have attained a certain level of education, training and mentoring to promote quality, culturally sensitive and relationship-focused services to infants, toddlers and caregivers. Click the link to learn more.
National Home Visitor Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential ™ is an opportunity for home visitors to gain and demonstrate skills to support families in their work. Learn more here.

Home Visitor Safety Guide provides information on common safety precautions to be taken when visiting family homes. This guide can be paired with the video below, for training purposes.

Lactation Support Toolkit for Home Visitors

The goal of this toolkit is to equip home visitors to support chest/breastfeeding. 

This was created to address:

  • ​The gap in lactation support for new parents
  • Continuity of care between providers
  • Standardized policies and procedures in home visiting programs and training for home visitors​

The toolkit includes: 

  • Evidence-informed operational policy recommendations
  • Training resources
  • Educational resources for clients
Videos & Online Training
Home Visitor Safety: Training Video provides information on common safety precautions to be taken when visiting family homes. This video can be paired with the guide above, for training purposes.
The Institute for the Advancement of Family Support Professionals has modules that address professional practice including those on confidentiality, child abuse prevention and mandatory reporting, home visitor safety and professional conduct.  
Professional Reading
The Bowen Center for the Study of the Family describes Family Systems theory and its eight concepts. The website also provides relevant research and training information.

Home Visitors understand that to provide effective services to families they must provide care for themselves. By Being self-aware and seeking supports, the home visitor ensures they are ready to support families in a variety of setting.


Professional Quality of Life Scale (PROQOL) (pdf)

Self-Care Training Participant Worksheet

Videos & Online Training

Online Mindfulness- Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Course is an 8 week free online course, self-guided course on mindfulness which includes readings, videos and practices.

Joy In Work This website includes an informative paper and videos, developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, on joy in work as an alternative to reducing burnout

Mindfulness and Resilience to Stress at Work is a free 4-week online course offering strategies for resilience building and mindfulness, offered by Berkeley University of California.

Professional Reading
American CounselingAssociation (n.d.) Vicarious Trauma Fact Sheet​


Early Childhood Developmental Screening is a tool that lists questions to give an idea of how a child is learning, growing and meeting developmental milestones. Click the link above to learn more about developmental screening and find developmental screening resources.

Developmental screening can be completed online for free here.

Learn more about the Ages and Stages (ASQ-3™) and Ages and Stages Social Emotional (ASQ-SE-2™) here.

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.. ​

Learn more about Early Hearing Detection and Intervention , including newborn hearing screening by clicking the above link.

Videos & Online Training

The following webinars were created by the developers of the Ages & Stages Questionnaire (ASQ-3) in Partnership with the Oregon Health Authority:

Introduction to Developmental Screening Webinar

En español: Introducción a las evaluaciones generals del desarollo

The Minnesota Department of Health offers teaching modules on hearing, vision and oral health screening procedures for infants and young children. Learning modules can be accessed here:

Webinar: Working with Parents to Use the Oregon Screening Project Website June 2021​

Professional Reading

Read about developmental screening and supporting child development on the Zero to Three website. 

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


211info can assist home visitors and families in finding resources in Oregon, including resource information on child care and parenting support. Resources can also be found on their website here.

Learn about the Oregon Health Plan on this website here

Videos and Online Training

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.

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




Postpartum Support International provides an online provider directory, learning materials and further resources.


Training Materials from Pregnancy & Postpartum Mental Health: The Home Visitors Role


Mothers and Babies Curriculum is an evidence-based intervention designed to prevent postpartum depression. The full curriculum can be downloaded here:

Depression in Mothers: More than the Blues, A tool kit for Family Services Providers is a downloadable document developed by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides resources, screening tools and handouts.


Videos & Online Trainings

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

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

Webinar Substance Use Disord​ers (SUD) 101 May 2021​