Developmental Parenting for Practitioners trg -virtual webinar #1-4 series

Friday, September 10 - Wednesday, September 29
Virtual- ZOOM

Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m.


Alberta Home Visitation Network Association

is offering

Developmental Parenting for Practitioners Training virtual webinar #1-4 series

Parenting that supports child development and a strengths-based home visiting approach to support it.

This series consists of four 90-minute sessions (with a half hour q&a to follow) that are based on the principles in the book “Developmental Parenting”.  Each workshop will be valuable for home visitors, family support workers, early childhood professionals and their supervisors. The focus of the developmental parenting program is on showing professionals how to put parents in charge of supporting their children’s development- resulting in strong parent-child relationships, healthy families and improved school readiness.

The webinars are 90 minutes long, interactive, adapted to the group, and require participation from each attendee. EAch session is concluded with a 30 minute quetion and answer period. This series of webinars with before-webinar homework assignments, which can get you started on improving home visits. 

Webinar homework may involve readings and discussions, practicing with a measure, writing positive feedback statements, having an online discussion about how the measure fits with current program practices, or other activities.

The Developmental Parenting webinar #1 on September 10, 2021 is a pre-requisite for PICCOLO and HOVRS

What Developmental Parenting is about:

All the training (Developmental Parenting, PICCOLO and HOVRS) is based on practices described in the book, Developmental Parenting: A Guide for Early Childhood Practitioners by Lori Roggman, Lisa Boyce, and Mark Innocenti, (Brookes Publishing, 2008).

Developmental Parenting refers to parent behaviors that support children’s early development and to an intervention approach in which practitioners facilitate developmentally supportive parenting. Many parenting programs aim to help mothers and fathers support their children’s development, but programs vary in their effectiveness. Practitioners in these programs need to know which parenting behaviors support children’s early development (PICCOLO) and which strategies can effectively facilitate those behaviors (ABC's, HOVRS).

To effectively promote developmental parenting, practitioners focus on aspects of parenting that are critical for supporting children’s development and identify what parents already do in their daily lives that can be expanded to support children’s development. Practitioners can use these strategies with parents from diverse ethnicities and backgrounds.

Date: Friday, September 10, 17, 24 and Tuesday, September 28, 2021 (register by August 26, 2021 if you would like to receive the Developmental Parenting book prior to the course)

Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m. 

Location: Virtual- register on the AHVNA website and a ZOOM link will be sent the week prior to the webinar

Fee:     AHVNA Members:                $150.00 (includes book if you don't already have one)

             Home Visitation spoke:        Free of charge 

             Non-members:                    $250.00 (includes book if you don't already have one)

Staff in provincially funded home visitation program spokes withinh a family resource network can attend at no charge as they are covered under a grant.

Provincially funded home visitation programs will be given priority.

                  Priority will be given to AHVNA members

Space is limited, please register early!

Other topics in this series on Developmental Parenting- please note the dates:

Webinar 2 topic: Connecting - Building Relationships (September 17, 2021):

Working with diverse families to support child development by building trust, enjoyment, and communication.

Webinar 3 topic: Coaching - Responding to family strengths: (Sept 24, 2021)

Planning home visits together with families, adapting to family strengths that support child development.

Webinar 4 topic: Collaborating - Facilitating developmental parenting: (Tuesday, September 28, 2021)

Feedback and collaboration to build knowledge, skills, and self-efficacy.


Register For Event!

AHVNA Members: $150

Non Members: $250

Advance registration is required for all participants.

For more information or to register contact the AHVNA office
9321 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton AB T5H 3T7
Phone: 780-429-4787
Fax: 780-429-4784

Payment: We accept payment by credit, cash or cheque.
Please make cheques payable to:
Alberta Home Visitation Network Association

Payments may be dropped off at the office or mailed to the address listed above prior to the workshop date. Receipts will be issued after the workshop.

Cancellation Policy:
We encourage you to send a substitute if you are unable to attend the workshop, as there is a NO SHOW charge for all absent registrants (as we will have made arrangements for food, etc). Cancellations need to be made ONE WEEK prior to the workshop date. Registration fees are non-refundable. Should a workshop not reach its minimum registration requirement, it will be cancelled ONE WEEK prior to the workshop commencement date. Registrants will be informed by email or telephone, and registration fees will be refunded.

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