HVC Conference October 29th, Richmond, VA: Investing from the Start Click Here for Conference Photos and Presentations
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:
Early Intervention - Part C
Nationally, the field of early intervention is focusing on the use of evidence-based practices to enhance the supports and services provided to eligible children and families. Utilizing key concepts of leaders in early childhood intervention, including Carl Dunst, Robin McWilliam, Dathan Rush, and M’Lisa Shelden, Virginia early interventionists are honing their implementation practices such as provision of services in natural environments using natural learning opportunities, exploring families’ everyday routines and interacting using coaching to build family competence and confidence. Statewide, providers are receiving training and technical assistance with Drs. Rush and Shelden to build coaching practices across the Commonwealth.
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).