healthy families core training

A link to register for the Home visitor and assessment core trainings will be posted on this page within six weeks of the scheduled training date. Before 6 weeks, you can see the event registration page but not register.  We do not keep wait lists for future training and are unable to schedule more than two dates for each training in a year.  

If you have any questions, contact Katherine Snyder.


An in-depth, formalized training intended for home visitors of a Healthy Families America program. Four full days for the home visitor, plus an additional fifth day for supervisors and program managers, the training outlines the specific duties of the home visitor in their role within Healthy Families America. Topics include, but are not limited to: establishing and maintaining trust with families, goal setting, completing necessary paperwork the role of the home visitor, communication skills, intervention strategies, etc.


An in-depth, formalized training designed for staff whose primary role is to conduct initial assessments, this training is also ideal for home visitors, who want to advance their communication skills to more confidently address difficult situations with families.  Four full days for the family assessment specialist, plus an additional fifth day for supervisors and program managers include topics such as, but not limited to:  identifying overburdened families, interviewing skills, conducting risk assessments, completing necessary paperwork and documentation, family-centered support services, communication skills, etc.

Training material fee is $36 plus processing fee due upon registration. Registration is refundable and transferable up to 14 days before the event.


This transformative, skill-driven curriculum provides practitioners with research-informed, strengths-based & solution-focused “Home Visit Conversation Guides” for engaging parents, cultivating secure attachments, and bolstering child development, while building parenting, family strengthening and other essential life skills with parents who themselves have experienced childhood adversity and other traumatic events. GGK builds Home Visitor competencies for: nurturing parental resiliency, advancing individual & family functioning, reducing a child’s exposure to toxic stress, nurturing parents’ problem-solving skills, strengthening the families’ support networks, and enabling parents to construct protective buffers around their children. This real-time, hands-on experience results in Home Visitors being “GGK Practice-Ready” and motivated to deliver the curriculum straight away.

  • January 29 - February 2, 2018, hosted by Centerstone
  • March 5-9, 2018, hosted by PCAT
  • September 10-14, 2018, hosted by PCAT

If you wish to register, email Olga Masrejian, at the Tennessee Department of Health.

PCAT will invoice each agency for the training material fee which is $330 for home visitors and for supervisors plus processing fee. Registration is refundable and transferable up to 14 days before the event.