HANDS Parent Visitor Core Supervisor Training 1072999 December 8, 2017 Winchester
 Course ID: 1072999
 Format: On-Site - Classroom course or workshop (Live Event)
 Clinical / Non-Clinical: Non Clinical
 Course Number: 7-0038-01-2018-1245
 Cost (US$): 0.00
 Credit Type(s): 5.1 Contact Hours
 Certificate: TRAIN Certificate of Attendance, Contact Hours Joy
Course Description:

HANDS Parent Visitor Core Supervisor Training 1072999 December 8, 2017 Winchester


Course Description

Parent Visitor Core Supervisor Training provides information on managing and supervising your home visitation program. Areas of focus include program procedures and management systems; internal quality management; hiring and training staff; the parallel process in supervision; reflective strength-based supervision; and team building. This course is directed at the RN or Social Worker professional who provides reflective and administrative supervision for a HANDS program in an effort to ultimately improve maternal and child health and attachment outcomes. The course is designed to equip supervisors with leadership skills that will be used to improve the quality of the Parent Visitors they manage which will improve the interventions provided by this staff in their work. This will ultimately increase the parenting skills of the families served by HANDS. This is the core of the strength-based concept of parallel process.

Course Objectives

  1. Define the parallel process in supervision.
  2. Define reflective strength-based supervision.

Course Agenda

Instructor: Melissa Sparks

  • 8:30 am - 9:30 am: HANDS Program Procedures & Management of Systems
  • 9:30 am - 10:00 am: Internal Quality Management
  • 10:00 am - 10:15 am: Break
  • 10:15 am - 10:45 am: Hiring & Training Staff
  • 10:45 am - 11:15 am: Parallel Process in Supervision
  • 11:15 am - 11:45 am: Content of Supervision
  • 11:45 am - 12:15 pm: Reflective, Strength-based Supervision
  • 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm: Team Building
  • 12:45 pm - 1:00 pm: Closing & Evaluation

Instructor Bio
Melissa Sparks has been with the HANDS since 2003. During her employment at the Clark County Health Department she has filled every position in HANDS - FSW, PV, RN/SW Visitor and Supervisor. She has a Bachelors degree in Child and Family Studies from Berea College and a Masters in Social Work from UK.

Planning Committee

Melody Stephenson, HANDS Training Coordinator

Linda Burnam, RN HANDS Technical Assistant

HANDS is approved by the Kentucky Board of Social Work to sponsor continuing education for credential holders. HANDS maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. Sponsorship Number KBSW-SP2017022.

Nursing Continuing Education Information:
The Kentucky Department for Public Health is a KBN continuing education provider.  This course has been approved for 5.1 nursing contact hours, KBN Provider #07-0038-01-2018-1245.

Disclaimer Statement:  The Kentucky Board of Nursing approval of an individual continuing education provider does not constitute endorsement of program content.



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Original Posting Date: September 18, 2017

Subject Area(s):
Social Workers
General Public Health Staff
Background/Role(s): None
Course Language(s):
Course Level: Intermediate
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals:
Registration Required Outside of TRAIN: no
Registration Restrictions:
Sponsor: HANDS Central Office
Accreditations: none
Special Notes: A block of lodging rooms have been reserved at the Hampton Inn of Winchester at a rate of $116 plus tax per night. The Hampton Inn is located at 1025 Early Dr., Winchester. For reservations please call (859) 745-2000 and ask for the HANDS block. Remember to present your tax exempt certificate and government ID to avoid additional tax charges. The training itself will take place at the Clark County Health Department, 400 Professional Way, Winchester. PV Core Training is required as a prerequisite to this course.
Course Contacts
Name: Melody Stephenson
Phone: (502) 564-3756
email: melody.stephenson@ky.gov
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