The National Healthy Start Association (NHSA), in partnership with the Healthy Start TA & Support Center (TASC), is excited to be hosting a training opportunity for Healthy Start staff on the FUTURES Without Violence home visitation curriculum, “Connected Parents, Connected Kids.” This will be a 2-day training on Tuesday, January 25th 1:00 – 4:00 PM ET and Thursday, January 27th 1:00 – 4:00 PM ET. Please see the image below for a description of the training and share with staff that may be interested. Click the links below to register:
This curriculum first highlights the essential reality facing home visitation in a pandemic — it can be overwhelming, and the potential for burnout is a big concern. How do we take care of staff? We will share concrete strategies and tools.
Second, many of our families are dealing with histories of trauma — including Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Domestic Violence (DV). To address these complex issues, staff will learn about an evidence-based intervention, CUES (Confidentiality, Universal Education, Empowerment, and Support), along with the Erikson Institute’s FAN (Facilitated Attuned Interactions). This training will help home visitors open conversations that normalize the impact of ACES and DV on health, relationships, and parenting. These approaches include frames that address equity, implicit bias, and histories of problematic practices while supporting family strengths and resiliency. The FAN gives providers techniques to feel more present within themselves and attuned to the needs of their clients.
This is a highly interactive session with a national expert on addressing domestic violence in home visitation: Former Senior Policy Analyst for FUTURES Without Violence, Rebecca Levenson.