Training Resource on ACEs
Prevent Child Abuse Iowa has free, online learning modules on The ACE Study: Its Impact and Our Opportunity and A Child Abuse Prevention Response to ACEs. Click Here to read more.
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 Loving Steps program in Westmoreland County enrolls women during their pregnancy and can serve the family until the child is 2 years old. Using a team approach, the program helps women and families access healthcare services, make healthy choices, and become self-sufficient. They work with partners to ensure all babies can thrive in this rural community. A unique challenge is access to care. Transporting a woman to prenatal care usually takes an entire day since most prenatal care providers are at least an hour away. Despite the challenges, the team is passionate and serves each family with excellence.
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).