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.
Growing Healthy Children – Part Three, a 30-minute module, explores the CDC’s five strategies for growing healthy children. Part Three focuses on physical activity and limiting screen time.
26.b Growing Healthy Children Part 2: Feeding and Nutritional Needs of Infants, Toddlers, and Children
Growing Healthy Children – Part Two, a 30-minute module, explores the CDC’s five strategies for growing healthy children. Part Two focuses on feeding and nutrition needs of infants, toddlers and children.
Growing Healthy Children – Part One, a 30-minute module, explores the CDC’s five strategies for growing healthy children. Part One focuses on the prenatal period and breastfeeding mothers.
Promoting Healthy Homes for Home Visitors, a 45-minute module, explains how surroundings and environment affect overall child development. It discusses potential health concerns in the home, including physical, environmental, and emotional problems, and guides home visitors in helping families create a home health and safety plan and in finding community resources for referrals.
Motivational Interviewing for Home Visitors is a six-hour interactive workshop that presents the principles, methods and spirit of Motivational Interviewing techniques where participants can directly observe, experience, and practice basic motivational interviewing skills.
Nutrition Basics, a 25-minute module, provides basic information about healthy nutrition using resources from choosemyplate.gov. Participants will learn how to educate families about the importance of healthy nutrition and preparing healthy meals.
Social Emotional Development of Young Children, a 90-minute module offered by the Virginia Early Intervention Learning Center, introduces mental health for children from birth to age five. Topics covered include social emotional development, evidence-based research on infant mental health, and reflection on the impact of past experiences, family, and culture.
Helping Mothers Continue Breastfeeding, a 45- minute module, gives information home visitors can use to support women to continue breastfeeding after the first month, including descriptions of common challenges and strategies for helping women overcome them. Participants will learn guidelines for adding solid food to the baby’s diet and about weaning.