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 […]

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 […]

How Practitioners Can Help Families Support Self-Regulation

Self-regulation: the act of managing thoughts and feelings to enable goal-directed actions. The development of self-regulation begins at birth and continues into young adulthood and beyond. The home environment including a child’s relationship with their parents and primary caregivers, is the biggest influence on a child’s ability to develop self-regulation skills.Home visiting professionals have a […]

How Educators Can Employ Motivational Interviewing Techniques With Reluctant Parents

Brief Description Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a client-centered, directive method designed to enhance client motivation for behavior change. It focuses on exploring and resolving ambivalence by increasing intrinsic motivation to change. MI can be used by itself, as well as in combination with other treatments. It has been utilized in pretreatment work to engage and […]