Home Visiting Learning and Practice Innovation Hub

In partnership with the Blue Shield of California Foundation, the First 5 Association of California is developing a Home Visiting Learning and Practice Innovation Hub that will facilitate opportunities for home visiting providers to share knowledge and best practices for supporting resilient families at a time when these programs have never been more important. This work will complement the effort supported by the First 5 California Home Visiting Coordination Grants.

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Past Presentations & Events

06/09/21 – Hybrid Home Visitation: What to let go and what to keep

During this webinar, we will reflect on what we have learned over the past year as we utilized new and different virtual formats to provide services to families. We will highlight strategies for successful hybrid home visitation as we transition to more in-person and hybrid home visits.

04/07/21 – Attachment and Executive Functioning in Virtual Home Visits

This webinar will explore the basic skills that support executive functioning, paying particular attention to the connection between attachment and executive functioning and how to support and scaffold these skills in caregivers, particularly during virtual visits.

03/11/21 – CA Staff Training and Supports through Virtual Connections

This webinar explores strategies for virtual hiring and onboarding of staff, staff training and ongoing development, along with virtual staff meetings and group supervision

02/03/21 – Continuing to Support Families Virtually

This webinar will explore strategies for program staff as they continue to support families virtually. Hear from providers who are engaging with families in virtual visits and groups. Learn about the unique opportunities and special considerations they have encountered in their work virtually.

01/06/21 – Responding to Developmental Disorganization

What makes a regression different than a developmental delay and what may be some typical regressions in times of stress? During our webinar, we will explore the impact of the pandemic on the development of children. Join us as we discuss how we can use developmental regressions as an opportunity to join with families during these moments of vulnerability and build on their resilience.

12/09/20 – Trabajando con Familias Virtualmente

Esta presentación explorará estrategias y técnicas para trabajar con las familias virtualmente. Se discutirán las funciones de las visitadoras de hogar y las familias, junto con ejemplos de cómo involucrar a las familias en las interacciones entre padres e hijos a través de visitas virtuales.

12/03/20 – Taking Care: Strategies to Make it a Reality

In the current, ever changing landscape we now work in, it is more important than ever to maintain self-care and professional supports that meet your individual needs. Connecting with families virtually for their home visiting services, while balancing the demands of your own personal and family needs, and navigating an entirely virtual workspace in your ‘home office’ comes with unique stressors, many of which we tend to underestimate as we try to meet everyone’s needs. In this webinar, we will explore self-care and mindfulness activities, which can be used individually or applied to your engagements with families, and discuss strategies for group professional supports that have been successful ways to meet home visiting staff needs.

12/02/20 – Providing Group Reflective Supervision Virtually

Working entirely virtual is providing opportunities for us to think of new ways of doing our work. Join us as we come together to discuss strategies on providing group reflective supervision virtually.

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11/18/20 – Father Engagement Through Parent Child Interactions

In this webinar you will hear strategies from providers who are engaging with fathers virtually. Learn about the unique opportunities and special considerations they have encountered in their work as they modeled and supported parent-child interactions with fathers and their children.

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11/12/20 – California Discussion with Department of Public Health and Home Visiting Models

Join us for a conversation about the continuation of virtual services, partnering in decision-making, and program considerations regarding the California Home Visiting Program.

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11/04/20 – Beyond Self-Care: Personal Support Activities to Ground Your Virtual Service Delivery

Join us as we focus on personal support activities and go deeper to explore some self-compassion and mindfulness activities. Practical experiences will be offered that you can immediately share with the families you serve virtually. In this webinar, you will learn how to care for yourself and others with grounding, reflection, and breathing exercises.

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10/21/20 – Reflective Supervision Virtually: Keeping staff engaged, motivated, and supported

Join us as we explore the topic of reflective supervision in virtual home visiting. Review fundamentals of reflective supervision and how those relationship-based strategies have been transitioned to the virtual setting. Learn concrete strategies from program supervisors and managers to help keep staff engaged, motivated and supported virtually.

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10/15/20 – California Virtual Groups

This webinar series is developed for California home visiting providers by the First 5 Association and the Rapid Response Virtual Home Visiting project.

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10/14/20 – Shared Model Voice: Reflecting on virtual home visiting

In this webinar, home visiting model representatives, including the National Alliance of Home Visiting Models, will discuss ensuring home visiting services continue in a safe and effective manner. Content will include important decision making process and program considerations needed to ensure the health and safety of both families and home visitors. This webinar will also cover the importance of professional supports as part of program delivery.

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10/07/20 – Hiring and On-boarding Virtually

In this webinar you will hear from field representatives about the opportunities and special considerations they have encountered in their work as organizations hire and on-board staff virtually.

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09/30/20 – Engaging with Fathers Virtually

In this webinar you will hear from field representatives about strategies that can increase your effectiveness in supporting father engagement virtually. Learn about the opportunities and special considerations they have encountered in their work as they prepared and continue to do their work virtually.

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09/09/20 – I Can Parent Too! Engaging Virtually with Families Who Learn Differently

This webinar includes a brief overview of the original I Can Parent, Too! training including reflecting on attitudes in working with parents that may have cognitive delays, disabilities, or learn differently and on barriers home visitors face including training, resources and ongoing support. It also explores how to support a family virtually, discuss challenges and how to use the virtual means available to us to continue to engage families.

09/03/20 - Screening in Virtual Visits

This webinar focuses on the unique challenges and best practice strategies for completing developmental screenings through virtual visits and messaging the importance of screenings to families.

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08/26/20 - Parent-Child Groups in a Virtual World

In this webinar you will hear from field representatives about the opportunities and special considerations they have encountered in their work as they prepare to launch and facilitate parent-child groups. Find out more about how you can use virtual parent-child groups to continue to strengthen parent-child relationships.

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08/06/20 – CA Engaging Families in Virtual Connections

This webinar to focuses on strategies for family engagement in virtual home visits, along with the important roles families and home visitors play in this process. The content includes a protective factors frame for engaging with families during the current state of events related to COVID-19. Additionally, engaging families in parent-child interactions in virtual visits is discussed.

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08/19/20 –Building the Virtual Home Visiting Knowledge Base: Lend your Voice to the Conversation

This webinar explores the innovative approaches used in virtual connections with families. It covers topics including preventative healthcare and family wellness; professional supports; stressors on home visitors (particularly family violence); and enrollment and engagement.

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08/12/20 –Parent Groups in a Virtual World

In this webinar you will hear from field representatives about the barriers and opportunities they have encountered in their work facilitating virtual parent groups. Find out more about how you can use virtual groups to help bridge connections with families in your virtual service delivery.

08/06/20 – Engaging Families in Virtual Connections

This webinar focuses on strategies to engage families in virtual home visits and included a protective factor frame for engaging with families during COVID.

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07/29/20 – Taking Care of You

This webinar will offer an opportunity for interaction and learning on self-care. This continues the focus on mental health by going deeper in considering your professional needs in the areas of self-care and mindfulness, and ensuring that you are supporting your own mental health.

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07/22/20 – Supporting Families Mental Health Part 2

This webinar will continue the conversation about the possible impacts of COVID-19 on families’ mental health and the subsequent impact on the parent-child relationship through a virtual service delivery lens. The discussion will continue to include ways home visitors can observe for impacts and support the parent-child relationship during virtual home visits.

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07/15/20 –Model Voices on Virtual Home Visiting

In this webinar home visiting model representatives, including the National Alliance of Home Visiting Models, will discuss the important role family choice, advocacy, and state collaboration with state home visiting leadership play in ensuring home visiting services continue in a safe and effective manner.

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07/08/20 – Supporting Families Mental Health Part 1

This webinar will cover the possible impacts of COVID-19 on families’ mental health and the subsequent impact on the parent-child relationship. The discussion will include ways home visitors can observe for impacts and support the parent-child relationship during virtual home visits.

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06/24/20 –Parent-Child Interaction (PCI) Part 2: Supporting Interactions and Learning in the Virtual Environment

In this webinar, you will discover and share strategies for virtually supporting parents/caregivers in strengthening their interactions with their children. Both telephone and interactive video conferencing methods will be addressed.

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06/17/20 – Back to Basics: Reflecting on the work during COVID-19

In addition to sharing new resources, this webinar will also focus on learnings and materials foundational to virtual connections with families, and the continued opportunity for contributions from you that support peer learning.

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06/10/20 – Parent Child Interaction (PCI) Part 1: Observing & Listening in the Virtual Environment

In this webinar we will explore what it means to observe, listen, and understand families in a virtual service delivery environment. We will spend time discussing both telephone and interactive video conference (IVC) delivery mechanisms.

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06/03/20 – Observing, Listening & Understanding in a Virtual Environment

In this webinar we will explore what it means to observe, listen, and understand families in a virtual service delivery environment. We will spend time discussing both telephone and interactive video conference (IVC) delivery mechanisms.

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05/27/20 –Home Visiting is Essential: Action steps to ensuring program sustainability during COVID-19

This webinar features an interactive discussion designed to create effective messaging about the importance of home visiting for families and communities during the pandemic. This includes a brief federal and state policy update and information about the strategies being used by home visiting coalition members in Illinois and DC.

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05/20/20 – Home Visiting Service Delivery as States Re-Open: Q&A Session with HV Models

In this webinar home visiting model representatives, including the National Alliance of Home Visiting Models, will share an update on home visiting service delivery in the ever changing COVID-19 context. Models will discuss the implications of states re-opening in a phased approach across the country and how this may impact home visiting.

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05/13/20 – Self-Care: Strategies to Regulate & Recharge in Times of Stress

Come learn about self-care through the lens of Protective Factors. You know it matters, but we’ll give you the data of the why so you can feel good about making a place for it every day. Learn easy strategies you can implement now to regulate stressors and recharge.

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05/06/20 –Reflective Supervision

During this webinar we will explore the core elements of reflective supervision through the lens of a virtual approach. Time will be spent discussing important considerations, concrete strategies, and suggestions for creating a regular, reflective, and collaborative approach.

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04/29/20 –Enrollment & Consent

During this webinar we will explore the considerations and strategies for managing the core elements of enrollment through interactive video conferencing (IVC) or phone calls. We will also describe the process of readying new families for virtual service delivery as a part of the enrollment process.

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04/22/20 – ASQ-3 Expert Q&A Session—Just for Home Visitors

This is a special Q&A session with Brookes Publishing to hear from the experts the best strategies for using the ASQ-3 in a virtual environment.

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04/15/20 – Screening in Virtual Visits

This webinar will focus on the unique challenges and strategies for completing screenings through virtual visits. Time will be spent covering the following screening types: developmental, depression, intimate partner violence and substance use.

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04/19/20 – Using ASQ-3 in a Virtual Environment by Brookes Publishing

Learn how to support families and continue administering developmental screening with ASQ-3 during the current health crisis including lessons learned from a Virtual Child Screening study conducted by Parents as Teachers National Center and considerations and resources for remote delivery of ASQ screening to families during the health crisis

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04/08/20 – Engaging Families in Virtual Visits: A Protective Factors’ Approach

This webinar will cover how to engage families virtually and build protective factors in a time of increased stress and isolation. Using the Strengthening Families’ Protective Factors Framework we will explore strategies and techniques for engaging families virtually.

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04/03/20 – Home Visiting Models and COVID 19 Response

Learn how HRSA and national home visiting models are responding to the COVID 19 crisis. The discussion will explore needs and priorities from the field, model guidance, resources available to support current efforts and responses from federal, state and local levels.

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