HANDS Parent Visitor Core Training 1073535 March 12-15, 2018 Winchester
 Course ID: 1073535
 Format: On-Site - Classroom course or workshop (Live Event)
 Clinical / Non-Clinical: Non Clinical
 Course Number: 7-0038-12-2019-025
 Cost (US$): 0.00
 Credit Type(s): 31.2 Contact Hours
 Certificate: TRAIN Certificate of Attendance, Contact Hours Joy
Course Description:

HANDS Parent Visitor Core Training 1073535 March 12-15, 2018 Winchester


Course Description

The Parent Visitor training is a competency development seminar designed for staff (nurses and social workers) who initially reach out to offer every new parent access and support available in the community, including home visiting. The training will present the tools for actually implementing a successful Parent Survey process with families while building the philosophical foundation for our work with families and introduction to the overall program goals. This training will develop inter-rater reliability for the Parent Survey assessment. The assessment identifies areas that would benefit from intervention in order to achieve the HANDS goals: positive pregnancy outcomes, optimal child growth and development, children living in healthy and safe homes, and family self-sufficiency.

Course Objectives

  1. Explain the benefits of home visitation programs and their impact on the quality of life in the communities they serve.
  2. Discuss the parent survey process including screenings; effective parent conversations; documentation and referrals; and strategies for challenging situations.
  3. Describe how to effectively implement and supervise the parent survey process in your program.
  4. Acquire knowledge and skills to effectively implement/supervise the Parent Survey process in your program.

Course Agenda

Instructor: Melissa Sparks

Day 1:

  • 8:30 am - 11:30 am: Great Kids....Great Communities (Break from 10:15 am - 10:30 am )
  • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Lunch
  • 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm: The Parent Survey Process
  • 2:30 pm - 2:45 pm: Break
  • 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm: Strategies for Successfully Visiting with Families
  • 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm: Detailed Review of the Parent Survey Process

Day 2:

  • 8:30 am - 10:15 am: Including Dads
  • 10:15 am - 10:30 am: Break
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am: Rating and Scoring the Parent Survey Process
  • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Lunch
  • 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm: Practice Scoring the Parent Survey
  • 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm: Documentation for the Parent Visitor
  • 3:15 pm - 3:30 pm: Break
  • 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm: Video - The Complete Parent Survey Visit

Day 3:

  • 8:30 am - 10:00 am: Complete Parent Survey Visit Practice & Scoring
  • 10:00 am - 10:15 am: Break
  • 10:15 am - 11:30 am: Parent Survey Summary Write-Up
  • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Lunch
  • 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm: Overview of Home Based Family Support
  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: How to Support Growth in Families
  • 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm: Break
  • 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm: Presenting Home Visit Services to New Families

Day 4:

  • 8:30 am - 9:30 am: Parent Survey Summary Feedback
  • 9:30 am - 9:45 am: Break
  • 9:45 am - 10:30 am: Red Alerts
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am: Challenging Situations
  • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Lunch
  • 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm: Boundaries
  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Quality Assurance
  • 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm: Break
  • 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm: Training Review
  • 4:00 pm - 4:30 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 content. 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 31.2 nursing contact hours, KBN Provider #07-0038-12-2019-025

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: October 25, 2017

Subject Area(s):
Social Workers
General Public Health Staff
Background/Role(s): None
Course Language(s):
Course Level: Introductory
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 $118 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.
Course Contacts
Name: Melody Stephenson
Phone: (502) 564-3756
email: melody.stephenson@ky.gov
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