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LITTLE ROCK - Free Professional Development for Home Visitors

Arkansas Home Visiting Network - Training Institute

Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)

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Arkansas Home Visiting Network Training Institute Ended Free  

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Free Professional Development Training for Home Visiting Staff Only

that serve families with young children (prenatal through age five)

Staff of home visitation programs, FBBH, HFA, HIPPY, NFP, and PAT are specifically encouraged to attend. Staff from other programs whose PRIMARY method of service delivery to families with children (prenatal - 5 years of age) is through home visiting are also invited to attend. (TAPP registered)

                    Weather Advisory:  The AHVN Training Institute follows Little Rock Public Schools policy for closing due to inclement weather.  Please check your emails for notifications.  

Module 6:  STRESS:  Understanding Ours While Helping Others with Theirs
10:00 am - 12:30 pm 

Home visitors need knowledge and resources concerning stress, a natural and normal occurrence in daily lives. Home visitors encounter families with very stressful lives and their own workloads are often at maximum level. A home visitor’s job is demanding and they need to be reminded of the importance of learning to cope with stressful situations. While stress cannot be eliminated, home visitors can learn to use skills to deal with it more effectively.
 Home visitors are also working with families under stress. Many of them are families in poverty that experience a kind of persistent stress that makes family members especially vulnerable and leaves them feeling powerless.  Home visitors need a broad range of knowledge and skills to meet a multitude of “stress” related needs. This session will explore resources and techniques to assist home visitors with managing their own stress while helping families with their stress related problems.

By the end of this training Home Visitors will be able to:

  • Define stress and identify common stressors
  • Expand awareness of skills that will encourage a more relaxed life style and prevent stress related illness
  • Identify ways home visitors can help families cope with stressors in life

 Lunch Provided 

Module 7:  Parents, Children and Stress
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm  
Home visitors need to understand that early adversity has long been known to increase the risks of disease and life-threatening behaviors later in life. Toxic stress is when a young child experiences frequent or prolonged adverse experiences. The more adverse experiences a child has will raise the risk of later health problems. A child’s sustained exposure to toxic stress may also result in behavior patterns that are difficult to change later. This can  lead to a vicious cycle of toxic stressed children growing up to be adults with chronic stress that raise children with toxic stress.   Home visitors can help with this cycle by identifying the stress levels in families and by using strategies to build resilience in children and families

By the end of this training Home Visitors will be able to:
• Define chronic stress and explore its relationship to adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress
• Describe adverse childhood experiences and how they affect children’s development
• Identify toxic stress and effects of abuse and neglect in children
• Discuss resilience and evidence-based and evidence-informed strategies to build resilience in children and

Funding for this training  was made possible, in part by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number D89MC23141 of the Affordable Care Act - Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program awarded to the Arkansas Department of Health. The information or content and conclusions expressed in conference materials or by speakers and moderators are those of the author(s) and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. Additional funding for the training  was made possible in part through the Arkansas Department of Human Services.


Have questions about LITTLE ROCK - Free Professional Development for Home Visitors? Contact Arkansas Home Visiting Network - Training Institute

When & Where

Plaza West Bldg.
415 North McKinley Street
East Conference Room (behind Security desk)
Little Rock AR, Arkansas 72205

Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)

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