healthy families core training

A link to register for each training will be posted on this page within six weeks of the scheduled training date. 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.

HOME VISITOR CORE TRAINING 

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.

  • October 23-27, 2017 
  • April 9-13, 2018
  • October 15-19, 2018

ASSESSMENT CORE TRAINING 

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.

GROWING GREAT KIDS (GGK) CURRICULUM

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.

  • June 26-30, 2017, hosted by Centerstone
  • September 18-22, 2017
  • March 5-9, 2018
  • September 10-14, 2018

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 $838 for home visitors and $1,168 for supervisors plus processing fee.