2019 Winter Institute for Home Visiting Professionals

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GREENSBORO, North Carolina 27401

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The Winter Institute is designed for you to pick and choose the professional development opportunities that you would like to participate in. Listed below are the options:

Partnering with Teen Parents - PAT National Trainer (Registration is closed for the Partnering with Teen Parents Training)

February 18 & 19, 2019

8:30-12:00; 1:30-5:00 (lunch break from 12-1:30)

Hyatt Place Meeting Room, 1619 Stanley Road, Greensboro 27407

This two-day training is for professionals who work with adolescent parents and offers constructive insights into teen parents, their children, and the issues they all face. The training price includes curriculum titled, Partnering With Teen Parents and the Toolkit.

This training covers:

  • Developmental characteristics unique to adolescents including adolescent brain development
  • Mutual influences and potential impacts of the parallel developmental needs of adolescents and young children
  • Practical parenting principles that contribute to healthy lifestyles for teen parents and their children
  • Techniques to enhance teen parents' feelings of confidence and competence and strategies to equip the adolescent‘s ongoing transition into adulthood while parenting
  • Strategies to facilitate father involvement


Reflective Supervision: Putting on the Oxygen Mask - Robin Roberts

February 19, 2019

8:30-12:00

CANCELLED - So sorry!

Before taking off, flight attendants provide safety instructions which include “put on your oxygen mask before helping others”. We are of no use to those who need help with their masks if we pass out either before or while in the process of helping others. This is an appropriate metaphor for those in the helping profession. We need to make sure our own needs are taken care of in order to have the mental, emotional and physical capacity to support those with whom we work.

Reflective supervision provides the opportunity for the home visitor to put on their oxygen mask through open sharing and personal reflection, problem solving, and exploration of beliefs and assumptions. Through reflection and self-determination, the home visitor grows in their ability to self-reflect and to grow in their professional competencies to empower families.

Reflective supervision requires complex interpersonal skills that take time to develop. Unless a supervisor comes with previous experience in reflective practice, the understanding of how to deliver reflective supervision may be limited to the requirements of frequency, duration, and potential topics to discuss during the reflective supervision session. This workshop will provide an opportunity to go deeper into the how of reflective supervision. Through presentation, video, discussion and interactive group exercises, participants will gain an understanding of the components of reflective supervision, explore the nuances of supporting home visitors and practice skills that will enhance the reflective supervision experience. Participants will be equipped and empowered to engage in meaningful reflective supervisions with their staff.



I See Your True Colors Shining Through: Communication Styles and Work Dynamics - Robin Roberts

February 20, 2019

1:30-5:00

Hyatt Place Meeting Room, 1619 Stanley Road, Greensboro 27407

In any business it is important to understand yourself first in order to work at your best with others. Enhanced self-awareness, self-esteem and recognition of the values, joys, strengths and stresses of differing personality types can lead to:

  • More effective communication
  • A greater sense of team unity
  • Improved morale
  • Deeper relationships
  • Enhanced customer experience
  • Improved business growth and success

Personality assessments are useful tools that help us discover our own preferences for communication, work styles, and interpersonal dynamics. This interactive workshop utilizes True Colors, a simple method of personality assessment distills the complexity of personality theory into a simple practical tool that is fun to use and easy to remember. Participants will identify their own True Color and explore intrinsic values, motivation, sources of dignity, causes of stress, learning styles and other key factors that can affect workplace relationships and performance.



Ages & Stages Questionnaires and Ages & Stages Questionnaires: Social-Emotional - Alicia Turner

February 20, 2019

8:30-12:00

VIRTUAL (participation information will be emailed)

The Ages & Stages Questionnaires®, Third Edition (ASQ®-3) pinpoints developmental progress in children between the ages of one month to 5 ½ years. Its success lies in its parent-centric approach and inherent ease-of-use—a combination that has made it the most widely used developmental screener across the globe.

Early identification of social-emotional challenges can make all the difference to a young child. The proof is undeniable: the earlier a behavioral concern is identified, the greater the chance a child has for reaching his or her full potential in life. This is the driving force behind Ages & Stages Questionnaires®: Social-Emotional, Second Edition (ASQ®:SE-2)—a parent-completed, highly reliable system focused solely on social and emotional development in young children. Accurately identifying behavior through ASQ:SE-2 paves the way for next steps—further assessment, specialized intervention or ongoing monitoring, for examples—to help children reach their fullest potential during their most formative early years.

This training covers how to:

  • Implement ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE-2 effectively
  • Score questionnaires and interpret results
  • Identify developmental warning signs
  • Discuss results sensitively with families
  • Understand the referral process


Life Skills Progression - Robin Roberts

February 19, 2019

1:30-5:00

VIRTUAL (participation information will be emailed)

Life Skills Progression is a quick, easy-to-use outcome measurement and intervention planning instrument designed specifically for use with parents during pregnancy and early parenting. It shows strengths, needs and progress on individual, family, caseload and program levels.

This training is designed to establish high inter-rater reliability for cohort data and the home visitor's ability to use the LSP reflectively and to craft reflective questions for a parent that support change in areas of high need.

This training covers:

  • Functional Health Literacy & the LSP/FHL scales
  • Establishing Judgment in scoring scales/practice scoring
  • Use of the LSP for Reflective Practice
  • Skill development in use of Reflective Questions


Mental Health First Aid - Nathaniel Jones & Claretta Witherspoon

February 21, 2019

8:30-12:00, 1:30-5:00 (lunch break from 12:00-1:30)

Hyatt Place Meeting Room, 1619 Stanley Road, Greensboro 27407

Nathaniel Jones is a NC Certified Peer Support Specialist who serves as the Director of Community Engagement with Bridging the Gaps and the Community Partnership chair with Greater Carolina Health. He has been involved in community work for the past 7 years and is passionate about collaborative efforts for capacity building and community empowerment.

Claretta is a Nationally Certified Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainer with a background in children's mental and emotional health. She has been a therapeutic foster parent for over 15 years. She currently works with parents of children with mental, emotional and behavioral challenges.

Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In this course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations and where to turn for help.




POSTPONED DUE TO FLU - Trauma-Informed Home Visiting - Katie Rosanbalm

February 22, 2019

8:30-12, 1:30-5:00 (lunch break from 12-1:30)

Hyatt Place Meeting Room, 1619 Stanley Road, Greensboro 27407

Katie Rosanbalm, Ph.D., is a Research Scientist with the Center for Child and Family Policy at Duke University. Trained as a child clinical psychologist, Dr. Rosanbalm’s work focuses on program implementation and evaluation in the areas of self-regulation development, child welfare, and trauma-informed early care and education. She is currently involved in a number of projects to enhance long-term outcomes for children with trauma histories, including: (1) self-regulation skills-building for low-income preschoolers, (2) implementation and evaluation of a trauma-sensitive schools model in North Carolina, (3) development of a professional development infrastructure for trauma-sensitive care in infant/toddler classrooms, and (4) integration of child mental health supports for children involved with child welfare. She has co-authored a series of white papers on Self-Regulation and Toxic Stress and has served on a number of state-level task forces to strengthen the evidence-based implementation of programs for children and families.

This training covers:

  • What is Trauma & Toxic Stress?
  • Impact on child development and long-term implications
  • How to build resilience
  • What is a trauma-sensitive home visiting?
  • What are evidence-based methods and strategies used to create safer and more supportive environments?
  • Understanding “Co-Regulation” to re-shape the stress response system
  • Practical strategies to promote co-regulation for caregivers of children under 5


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