The Healthy Start TA & Support Center (TASC) is pleased to offer scholarships for different training and certification opportunities to Healthy Start programs. Information about these opportunities and related announcements are distributed via the TASC’s monthly newsletter. If you would like to sign up to receive the newsletter, please email [email protected].

 

Breastfeeding Trainings

The Healthy Start TA & Support Center (TASC) is pleased to offer several training opportunities to support Healthy Start programs in strengthening and enhancing their capacity to promote breastfeeding among the families they serve. Information about these opportunities and related announcements are distributed via the TASC’s monthly newsletter. If you would like to sign up to receive the newsletter, please email [email protected]

Breastfeeding & COVID-19 Webinar Series

To support grantees in providing virtual breastfeeding support and meeting these benchmarks the TASC launched a four-part Beyond COVID-19 Breastfeeding webinar series. The goal of this webinar series is to enhance and strengthen Healthy Start grantees’ capacity to adapt their breastfeeding support in order meet their client’s needs (and consequently, the Healthy Start breastfeeding benchmarks) via virtual platforms during the COVID-19 pandemic. TASC will lead this webinar series in partnership with Cathy Carothers, IBCLC, FILCA, of Every Mother, Inc. TASC is in the process of applying for Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) for this series. If their application is approved, participants can receive L-CERPs for attending the webinars. For future webinar date and times, and past webinar slides and recordings, please view the TA Webinar Calendar.

Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) Training Scholarships

With support from the Division of Healthy Start and Perinatal Services (DHSPS), the Healthy Start TA & Support Center (TASC) is pleased to be able to provide Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) training scholarships for 40 Healthy Start Grantees.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Healthy Children Project’s Center for Breastfeeding has transitioned its intensive in-person 5-day CLC training certification course to a self-paced online course. The course takes approximately 52 hours to complete, but participants will have up to 6 months to complete it. For more information about the CLC training, please click here. TASC will cover the cost of the online training registration and the textbook for selected applicants. Selected applicants and/or their Healthy Start program will be responsible for covering the cost of the CLC certification exam, which can also be taken online.

The deadline to apply is COB Friday, 1/8. To access the application, please click here. TASC will inform all applicants of their application status via email by the end of January.

 

Behavioral Health Trainings

The Healthy Start TA & Support Center (TASC) is pleased to offer training opportunities to support Healthy Start programs in strengthening and enhancing their capacity to promote and support their clients’ mental and behavioral health. Information about these opportunities and related announcements are distributed via the TASC’s monthly newsletter. If you would like to sign up to receive the newsletter, please email [email protected].

Wellness Coaching Certifications

With support from the Division of Healthy Start and Perinatal Services (DHSPS), TASC was thrilled to award 20 scholarships for the Institute for Wellness Education’s (IWE) online Level 1 Wellness Coaching Certification Training in October 2020.

Participants in the Level 1 Wellness Coaching Certification Training learn evidence-based approaches and gain deep insights into the science of behavior change and the language of caring conversation to engage in positive, lasting change. To learn more about the training, click here. For more information about the training, please also watch the recording of this March 2020 webinar featuring Dr. Deborah Teplow of IWE. During the webinar, Dr. Teplow discussed wellness coachingincluding its distinction from mentoring and teaching, and how it can help support Healthy Start staff and participants.

TASC plans to launch another application for wellness coaching trainings in 2021. As a reminder, this application will be open to Healthy Start program staff only. This page will be updated when the new application is available.

 

Fatherhood Trainings

The Healthy Start TA & Support Center (TASC) is pleased to offer training opportunities to support Healthy Start programs in strengthening and enhancing their fatherhood programs. Information about these opportunities and related announcements are distributed via the TASC’s monthly newsletter. If you would like to sign up to receive the newsletter, please email [email protected].

With support from the Division of Healthy Start and Perinatal Services (DHSPS), TASC was thrilled to offer scholarships for the National Fatherhood Initiative’s 24/7 Dad Training to all Healthy Start Fatherhood Coordinators in June 2020. If you missed this training, TASC plans to offer the scholarship again in 2021. This page will be updated when the new application is available.

The National Healthy Start Association is offering scholarships to Healthy Start Fatherhood Coordinators to attend the 24/7 Dad Master Class in December 2020. For more information and to sign up, please email [email protected].

TASC is in process of planning additional fatherhood trainings and will update this page in the coming months with additional information about those training opportunities.