Home Visiting: Planning For Safety on the Inside[Part 3]

Home Visiting: What are your safety plans for once you have entered the home? Once you have arrived at a parent/family's place of residence, you still must plan for your safety. Therefore your safety plan is not complete. Careful assessments of the home environment as well as the people and their relational dynamics must be [...]

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Domestic Violence: Do You Know The Warning Signs?

There I was in the middle of the night, being kicked, punched and beaten by the father of my child, and in an attempt to summon a desperately needed rescue, I somehow made it to s street-facing window and loudly yelled, " Help!". It was a quiet block, so I was certain that someone would [...]

Home Visiting Safety Considerations for Educators: Planning for Arrival

As we continue to plan for your safety surrounding making home visits, in efforts to establish partnerships with parents and caregivers, there are more aspects to be mindfully explored. Preparation, assessment and appropriate action characterize these considerations. After you have determined 'appropriate' actions needed as your home visiting plan develops, begin to consider the next [...]

Long Ignored Public Health Emergencies of Addiction

What I am about to say, perhaps no one wants to hear or read, as it were. But, I would be perpetuating a fraud, to myself and to those communities, groups and individuals who not only want to say, but need to hear someone else say these words. So, this goes out to the strong-minded, [...]

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