Reproductive Health, a 45-minute module, provides home visitors with accurate information about male and female anatomy, conception, pregnancy planning and prevention, perinatal health, and sexually transmitted infections. The home visitor will learn strategies for talking with clients and educate them about their reproductive health.
The Family Engagement Training series provides information and strategies you can use to engage and support families in home visiting. In Part Two: Strategies for Partnering with Parents, a 45-minute module, you'll learn about effective strategies for engaging families. Through a series of interactive videos, you'll practice choosing the most effective engagement strategy to use in a given situation.
This one hour module is a training for family support professionals in Virginia to attain their Mandatory Reporting Certification. It covers the Code of Virginia definitions of child abuse and neglect and responsibilities of mandated reporters, describes the indicators of different types of child maltreatment and instructions on how to report. The training includes scopes of practice for CPS staff, FSPs and other professionals whose job requires them to be a mandated reporter. It includes a discussion of the role of the supervisor and local agency guidelines in the reporting process.
Child Abuse and Neglect: Risks, Recognition and Reporting, a 70-minute module offered by the Virginia Department of Social Services, gives an overview of what constitutes child abuse and neglect under the Code of Virginia, the definitions of each type, and the criteria for recognizing them. It offers guidelines on when and how to report suspected cases to Child Protective Services.
This 45-minute online module describes the importance of oral health for overall health for pregnant and postpartum women, infants and young children. It describes the mechanism of tooth decay and describes steps family support professionals can take to support their families in accessing dental homes and oral health care. It provides information FSPs can share with parents about establishing good oral health care habits for all family members, including infants, at home.
This 30-minute online module will prepare family support professionals to educate expecting and new parents about diapering and bathing their infants.
The Family Engagement training series provides information and strategies you can use to engage and support families in home visiting. In Part One: Partnering with Parents, a 45- minute module, you'll learn about building relationships that will help families become and stay engaged in home visiting. You'll also learn how reflection can help you in your daily practice with families.
This 60-minute online module prepares family support professionals to educate expecting and new parents about safe sleep for infants. The training discusses risks associated with sleep-related deaths and describes a safe sleep environment.
Adult Mental Health Part two, Perinatal Depression, is a 45-minute module that describes the risk factors, signs and symptoms of perinatal depression. Participants will learn importance of screening and of referral for women who may be experiencing perinatal depression. They’ll also learn strategies for supporting families affected by perinatal depression.
Substance Use: Risks and Effects in Pregnancy and Early Childhood, a 45-minute module, describes the disease model of addiction and the impact substance use and addiction have on women and their unborn babies, infants and children. Participants will learn about substance use legislation and the home visitor role in identifying possible substance use, making referrals and helping clients overcome barriers to treatment.