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Home Visitor Rating System (HOVRS) Training--June 21, Oakley

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Northwest Kansas Education Service Center

703 West 2nd Street

Oakley, KS 67748

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Welcome to the Home Visitor Rating System (HOVRS) Training registration for June 21, 2016 in Oakley, KS.

Location: Northwest Kansas Education Service Center

703 West 2nd Street, Oakley, KS 67748

Please note: Oakley training prices include lunch.

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Gina Cook, Ph.D., Sarana Educational Consulting, LLC and Professor of Child Development at California State University, Stanislaus, has been extensively involved in the development and evaluation of early intervention programs for children and families in populations facing challenges of poverty, disabilities, and dual language acquisition. She was involved in the development of the PICCOLO measure of developmental parenting and the HOVRS tool of home visitor effectiveness. Her recent research has focused on early parenting behaviors that predict later child outcomes, specifically school readiness.

HOVRS in Practice – 1-Day Workshop Outline

What’s HOVRS?—A Home Visit Quality Tool for Developmental Parenting. (1.5 hour).

HOVRS (Home Visit Rating Scales) measures the quality of home visits to families with infants, toddlers, and young children. HOVRS was developed based on input from practitioners and validated on observations of home visits in 2 infant-toddler home visiting programs and has been adapted for easier use (HOVRS-A) and for observing indicators of excellence (HOVRS-A+). The HOVRS scales, particularly the home visiting process quality scales, predict positive outcomes for parenting and child development. A short video clip of a home visit will provide the opportunity to observe examples of HOVRS indicators and to discuss ways to use the tool effectively to support effective practices in Developmental Parenting programs.

HOVRS for Practitioners and Supervisors (4.5 hours).

Programs that deliver Developmental Parenting support services through home visiting need a way to ensure the quality of the home visiting process. Using the HOVRS home visit quality measurement tool, practitioners and their supervisors will be better able to track their progress toward home visiting that effectively supports Developmental Parenting. The HOVRS tool includes 7 rating scales. The first 4 rating scales measure home visiting process quality: Responsiveness, Relationship, Facilitation, and Non-Intrusiveness. The other 3 rating scales measure parent-child interaction, parent engagement, and child engagement. The constructs measured by each of these scales are supported by research evidence. The indicators on these scales are supported by practitioner examples and descriptions. In this workshop, home visiting practitioners and supervisors will learn about HOVRS, how it was developed, and its reliability and validity. Video of home visits will provide opportunities to practice scoring HOVRS and to discuss ways to use the measure support effective practices and improve program quality.

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