N-MIECHV Professional Development

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​Home visiting means family support. Right when it's needed most.

Healthy Families America regional training site

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Healthy Families America (HFA) is the evidence based model of home visiting that has been chosen by all of our current program sites.  In order to provide affordable access to the required training on an on-going basis, in 2014 N-MIECHV became a Healthy Families America regional training site. 

HFA trainings

Core trainings Integrated Strategies for Home Visiting and Parent Survey/Community Outreach are offered twice per year.  Other HFA trainings are open to home visitors nationwide on a regular basis: Advanced Supervision, Great Beginnings Start Before Birth, and Facilitating Change: Integrating Motivational Interviewing.

For a current, comprehensive list of HFA Regional Trainings Calendar: 2019.  

N-MIECHV is able to provide individualized Healthy Families America “Orientation to the HFA Model" instruction on the model's two core trainings.  This enables new home visitors to begin implementing the model to fidelity right away if the core trainings are not available for up to six months.

Home visiting professional development modules

In collaboration with Together for Kids and Families, the Nebraska Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems, online training modules for all home visitors were developed to enhance knowledge base on Best Practices regardless of the model.  The modules are free and accessible to anyone wanting to learn more: Answers 4 Families Home Visiting Modules (located at bottom of the linked page).

The Recharge for Resilience conference

The Recharge for Resilience (R4R) Conference is one of the most exciting professional development activities for Home Visiting professionals!  N-MIECHV and other state partners invite anyone doing direct service work primarily in the home (regardless of program, model, or funding source) to join together to learn about shared best practice in home visiting, the newest research, care of families, and care of self. 

Previous R4R conferences

Participants receive useful materials from many resource agencies across the state as well as concrete materials and books (when available) to aid in their work with families!  The conference is held in a central Nebraska location to make it easier for home visitors to attend no matter where they work in the state. The first year, 320 participants came, with an 85% satisfaction rating. The second year, we maxed out the capacity of the conference center with 400 participants, and 87% rated the conference as “excellent" or “good!"

Other professional development activities


N-MIECHV has had the opportunity to present other Professional Development activities throughout the year, as requested by home visitors or made available to help the on-going development and education of direct service providers. Such activities have included:

  • Trauma Informed Care;
  • Trauma Informed Care Train the Trainer;
  • Healthy Caregiving for Home Visitors;
  • Healthy Caregiving for Home Visitors Train the Trainer;
  • Bridges Out of Poverty;
  • Growing Great Kids Tier 1 training;
  • People are People are People - Cultural Awareness
  • Data Training;
  • Ages & Stages Questionnaire (ASQ 3) and Ages and Stages Questionnaire- Social Emotional Development (ASQ-SE 2);
  • Safe Sleep SIDS/SUIDS, including the Safe S​leep Environmental Checklist
  • Abusive Head Trauma: 1-2-3 Don't Shake Me and the Crying Plan;
  • Common Childhood Illness and Injuries;
  • Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) and Health Literacy Standards.

Contact Jennifer.auman@nebraska.gov to learn about current or upcoming Professional Development opportunities.

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by Benjamin Franklin