Family Support in a Home Visiting Context

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The Department of Public Health’s Massachusetts Home Visiting Initiative is sponsoring a five day training led by the Children’s Trust to prepare people who provide family support particularly in a home visiting context.

This five day, in-depth training introduces participants to foundational concepts in home visiting including infant mental health, strength based orientation, trauma informed practice and the Strengthening Families Protective Factors. It offers both a broad theoretical background and applied skills building.  

Topics include:

  •          Early brain development
  •          Parent-child attachment
  •          Communication skills
  •          Building trust with families
  •          Sharing information
  •          Supporting positive parent-child interactions
  •          Supporting fathers, mothers, and  co-parents
  •          Strategies to address difficult situations and promote healthy family functioning. 

** Space is very limited; please contact Debra Bercuvitz  at (413) 586-7525 x 3121 or [email protected] if you would like to attend this training.

Event Date: 
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Friday, May 11, 2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Monday, May 14, 2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Attendance Mode: 
In Person
Cultural Competence
Healthcare Integration
Contact Information
Debra Bercuvitz
(413) 586-7525 x 3121
MA DPH Bureau of Family Health and Nutrition
Coordinator, Perinatal Substance Use Initiative

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