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Annual Virginia Home Visiting Conference
Home Visiting: Investing from the Start,
Building for the Future
Tuesday October 28, 2014
Richmond Marriott Hotel
Virginia’s Home Visiting Consortium is a collaboration of statewide early childhood home visiting programs that serve families of children from pregnancy through age 5. The Consortium reports to the Early Childhood Advisory Council and is a partner in Virginia’s Plan for Smart Beginnings. State Coordinators of each home visiting program are the Consortium membership.
Since 2006, the Consortium has been improving the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of early childhood home visiting services in Virginia through interagency collaboration and by focusing on five areas:
- State policies and procedures;
- Technical assistance to local coalitions and communities;
- Core training for all early childhood home visitors;
- Interagency efforts to improve screening, data collection and evaluation processes;
- Collaborative programs with medical providers and child care providers.
Featured Program of the Month:
The Healthy Families America model is rooted in the belief that early, nurturing relationships are the foundation for life-long, healthy development. It is relationship-based; designed to promote positive parent-child relationships and healthy attachment; strengths-based; family-centered; culturally sensitive; and mindful of the child’s interrelated home and family environment.
HFA is designed for parents facing challenges such as single parenthood; low income; history of adverse child experiences; current or previous substance abuse or mental health issues, etc. Beginning prenatally or at birth the home-visiting relationship may continue for 3-5 years. HF aims to reduce child maltreatment; increase utilization of prenatal care; improve parent-child interactions and school readiness; ensure healthy child development; promote positive parenting; promote family self-sufficiency; increase access to primary care medical services; and increase immunization rates.
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).