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 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.
Ages and Stages Questionnaire and ASQ-SE Training is a supervisor-led module that introduce home visitors to the Ages and Stages Developmental Screening Questionnaire (ASQ), 3rd Edition, as a means of screening young children from ages 1 month to 5½ years for potential developmental delays.
Child Development 3 to 5, a 45-minute module also offered by VCU, gives an overview of typical child development for ages three through five. It provides home visitors with tools and information to talk with parents about typical and atypical development, how they can support their child’s development, and the need to identify delays and disabilities as early as possible.
Child Development Birth to 3, a two-hour module offered by Virginia Commonwealth University, gives an overview of physiological, linguistic, social emotional, and psycho-social development from birth to age 3. It teaches home visitors to recognize normal developmental sequences, to understand environmental and cultural influences, and to know how to make appropriate referrals to other services.
Secrets of Baby Behavior, a 30-minute module, gives home visitors in-depth information about infant behavior to share with new and expecting parents. It is a prerequisite for three EIV modules: Breastfeeding, Child Development Birth to 3, and Child Development 3 to 5.
This training describes a framework family support professionals can use to build partnerships with parents and providers so families can stay healthy and receive quality health care.
HV 103 – Professional Practice, a 45-minute module, describes qualities and behaviors that are essential to home visiting professionals, including documentation skills, maintaining boundaries, using time management principles, and burnout prevention through self-care. The module also introduces the benefits of Reflective Supervision.
HV 102 – Home Visitor Skills and Strategies, a 45-minute module, explores the daily activities of a home visitor and some of the skills a home visitor needs to be effective. It describes the strength-based approach, counseling strategies, strategies for parent education and support, and effective communication skills.