Home Visiting is highlighted in the current issue of the Virginia Child Protection Newsletter, Early Intervention and Prevention, Fall, 2013. Click here to read.
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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:
Parents as Teachers
The PAT approach focuses on three areas of emphasis when working with families: Parent-child interaction – develop parenting skills that are warm, responsive, encouraging and communicative. Development-centered parenting – inform parents about child development and make explicit connections between the child’s stage of development and his/her behavior. Facilitate parents’ ability to identify and understand causes of behaviors and move towards solutions as needed. Family well-being – focuses on parent/family well-being, on strengths, capabilities and skills; and building on protective factors within the family. Strong families provide a healthy nurturing environment to which parents and children grow and develop together – enhancing social-emotional development.
Virginia Home Visiting Consortium James Madison University Fax: 540-568-6409 firstname.lastname@example.org
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).