Building Parent Strengths: Applying Trauma-Informed Skills and Reflective Practices in Home Visiting Work
The Virginia Home Visiting Consortium is pleased to announce a new live training and learning community opportunity for home visitors.
Home Visiting Consortium Reflective Training Institute 2015: Click here for Handout Materials
Since 2006, the Virginia Home Visiting Consortium has been advancing the delivery of high quality, efficient services that improve the health, social, and educational outcomes for new and expecting parents, young children, and their families within safe homes and connected communities.
Core strategies: Guide, Lead, Collaborate, and Research
The Virginia Resource Mothers Program (VRMP) has been serving pregnant and parenting teens in Virginia since August 1985. Virginia’s then First Lady, Lynda Robb, chaired the Virginia Task Force on Infant Mortality, which solicited proposals for developing a Resource Mothers Program to address the high rate of infant deaths in the state.
In 1983, VDH, in partnership with Norfolk State University and the March of Dimes, implemented the South Carolina Resource Mothers Program model in four Virginia cities with high infant mortality rates, low weight births and teen pregnancies. The grants were awarded to Norfolk State University, The Office of Human Affairs in Newport News, Richmond City Health Department and People Incorporated of Virginia for the city of Bristol and the counties of Washington and Russell. In August 1985, the VRMP officially began receiving State General Funds and other governmental funding. During the past 30 years, the program has expanded, serving more than 23,000 teens in 88 of Virginia’s 134 localities.
Thanks to all the local health districts and departments, private contractors and non-profit organizations that providing prenatal, postpartum educational and life skills training, and mentoring to teens and their babies participated in the VRMP through the years:
Health Department and Districts: Alleghany/Roanoke, Crater, Chickahominy, Cumberland Plateau, New River, Mt. Rogers, Lenowisco, Pittsylvania/Danville, Richmond City, Western Tidewater, Eastern Shore, Rappahannock Area, Three Rivers, Southside, Piedmont, Portsmouth, Central Virginia, and Hampton.
Private Contractors/Non-profit Organizations: Arlington Public Schools- Teen Parenting Program, Blue Ridge Hospital, Calhoun Center, Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS), Fairfax County YMCA, Family Services of Tidewater, National Council of Catholic Women, Northern Virginia Family Services, Northern Virginia Urban League, Presbyterian Homes and family Services/Family Alliance, Rockingham Memorial Hospital – Sentara, Teensight/Focus, The Center of Child and Family Services, The Up Center, Valley Vocational-Technical Center, and Williamsburg-James City County Community Action Agency.
Virginia Home Visiting Consortium James Madison University Fax: 540-568-6409 email@example.com
Supported by project D89MC23543 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau
(Title V, Social Security Act, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010).