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On Demand Webinars (by topic)

Home Visiting Program Participants
System Integration
Workforce Development
Grants Administration
Sustainability and Financing
Data Systems and Evaluation

Home Visiting Program Participants

Meeting the Needs of American Indian and Alaska Native Families Living in Urban Areas (8/07/2014)
This webinar was jointly hosted by the Administration for Children and Families and Health Resources and Services Administration and discussed service opportunities to American Indian & Alaskan Native (AI/AN) families residing in urban areas. The webinar explored challenges and identified future options for State MIECHV collaborations with AI/AN Urban populations.

Intimate Partner Violence, Part 2:  Empowering the Home Visitor (4/29/2014)
This webinar is the second of a two-part series that explored home visiting interventions designed to decrease the risks of intimate partner violence (IPV). Part two focused on the challenges faced by home visitors, working with families experiencing IPV and offered strategies for supporting, equipping and empowering them in their work. An extended time of Q&A with presenters addressed audience questions.

Intimate Partner Violence, Part 1: Critical Community Partnerships (4/22/2014)
This webinar is the first of a two-part series that explored home visiting interventions aimed to decrease the risks of intimate partner violence.  Presenters included Rebecca Levenson, MA, Health Consultant, Futures Without Violence; Deborah Drain, MPA, Health Program Specialist and MIECHV Coordinator, Maternal & Child Health Program; Pam LaHaye, CFLE, MIECHV Coordinator, Maine Families, Maine Children’s Trust; and Rebekah Morisse, RN MPH, Perinatal Nurse Consultant and MIECHV Coordinator, Women’s, Children’s & Family Health, Alaska Division of Public Health.

Is There an App for That? Strengthening Family Engagement with Technology (11/19/2013)
In this webinar Larry Edelman, Senior Clinical Instructor with the University of Colorado, School of Medicine discussed how increased access to mobile technologies, websites and social media has changed the way families obtain information and the methods used to train home visitors. Joining Mr. Edelman were Dr. Hilary Karasz, Educator-Consultant, Public Health, Seattle & King County, Affiliate Assistant Professor, University of Washington; and Heidi Roibal, Training & Development Consultant, Early Childhood Learning Network, EC-ECHO, Center for Development and Disability, UNM Health Sciences Center, who discussed how mobile technology can be used to bridge communication gaps with at-risk families as well as stories from the field

Family Engagement and Retention: Part II (9/24/2013)
In this webinar Dr. Karen McCurdy, Professor and Chair of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Rhode Island, built upon the July webinar discussion of engaging families during enrollment, and emphasized strategies that support the retention of families in voluntary home visiting programs. Joining Dr. McCurdy were David Jones (Office of Head Start) who shared how Early Head Start supports staff in building alliances with families; Pauline McKenzie-Day (SafeCare) who discussed SafeCare's approach to professional development related to family retention; Dr. Shannon Self-Brown (SafeCare) who provided information on their research projects using cellphones, texting, and computer software to engage families; and Molly O'Fallon (Nurse- Family Partnership) who reported on their work responding to changing family needs, and matching expectations of the program to individual families' preferences for level of service. 

Family Engagement and Retention (7/23/2013)
In this webinar Dr. Deborah Daro, Research Fellow at Chapin Hall, presented her work on Enrollment and Retention in Voluntary Home Visiting Programs. In her presentation Dr. Daro discussed understanding engagement and enrollment; the challenges; an integrated theory of family engagement, what the research suggests, and strategies for improvement. Also on the webinar were national program model representatives from Healthy Families America, Parents as Teachers and SafeCare who discussed their approach to family enrollment, engagement and retention. A conversation on individual, family and community considerations and how it can affect participation in home visiting programs was led by Dr. Daro with participation from the program model representatives.

Addressing Parental Depression Through Home Visiting (2/26/2013)
This webinar focused on parental depression, treatment and intervention to strengthen the parent. Speakers included William Beardslee, MD of Harvard Medical School, Darius Tandon, PhD of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and James Paulson, PhD of Old Dominion University. The presenters shared information on key federal policies that support services to depressed parents, and a unique focus on paternal depression.

Impacting Infant Mortality through Home Visiting (10/23/2012)
This webinar explores how specific home visiting practices and policies can be used to improve birth outcomes and reduce infant mortality.


Case Studies in Supporting Enrollment Efforts at Local Sites 8/26/2014
During this webinar MIECHV Grantees Rob Colombini of Thrive By Five Washington and Mary Beth Cox of Virginia’s Healthy Start Initiative identified and analyzed common challenges to meeting enrollment goals and explored strategies for enhancing enrollment efforts. Mary Mackrain of the Home Visiting Collaborative Improvement & Innovation Network (HVCoIIN) offered expert commentary and analysis.

Centralized Intake: The Next Steps Along the Journey (4/23/2013)
As a companion to the June 2012 -Centralized Intake: Initiating Infrastructure Change,- this webinar offers a closer look at centralized intake. Panelists from MIECHV grantees in Georgia (Deborah Chosewood and Carol Wilson), Kansas (Debbie Richardson), and Delaware (Leah Woodall) discussed their progress and lessons learned in the past year as they have moved further with implementation. In addition, Hawaii (Tod Robertson) shared the development of their system. The panelists also discussed some of the challenges and barriers they encountered, as well as strategies for moving forward.

Implementing Multiple Models (6/26/2012)
This webinar explores the benefits, challenges, opportunities and key considerations of implementing multiple home visiting models.

Implementing Statewide Home Visiting Systems (4/24/2012 and 5/08/2012)
States share their experiences with two critical aspects of implementation: leadership approaches and supporting home visitor competence in two webinars.

Setting the Stage: Active Implementation Frameworks to Integrate the Science and Practice of Implementation (3/27/2012) Transcript (PDF - 384 KB)

Implementation and Scale Up of Home Visiting (Part 2) (4/21/2011)
Two presentation teams conducted this webinar on the framework and strategies for a plan to implement and scale up a home visiting system. Team one describes a decade-long initiative and team two describes the experience of implementing an evidenced-based home visiting practice. 

Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness Review: Process and Results (2/22/2011)
This webinar describes the HomVEE review procedures and results, review processes and procedures related to the federal home visiting program, discuss next steps for the HomVEE review, and provide an overview of the HomVEE website.

Orientation Webinar: Review of Updated State Plan (2/10/2011)

System Integration

Evaluating Systems Integration: Essential Components (5/27/2014)
This webinar examined the evaluation of MIECHV grantee efforts to increase  interagency collaboration and integration of home visiting within an early childhood  comprehensive system and with other community systems. During this webinar  participants learned of systems evaluation including tools and measures, and identified  evaluation design options that strengthen integration systems.

Early Childhood Integration Series: Working Together to Provide Stability for Families: Home Visiting and Homeless Service Systems (3/27/2014)
This is the third and final webinar in the Early Childhood Series focusing on systems integration and collaboration in early childhood systems. This webinar, presented by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau Health Resources and Services Administration and the Administration for Children and Families, focused on housing instability in vulnerable families and collaborations that reduce homelessness.

Early Childhood Integration Series: Responding to Behavioral Health Needs for Families in Home Visiting through Systems Integration (2/25/2014)
This webinar is the second in a series of three focusing on systems integration and collaboration for early childhood systems. Guest speaker Dr. Paula Zeanah, Director of Infant Mental Health and Clinical Director for Louisiana’s Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visitation Program discussed Louisiana’s Infant Mental Health Consultation Augmentation program, its goals, challenges, opportunities and approaches to competency building for infant mental health programs. Joining Dr. Zeanah were Mary Mackrain, Infant Mental Health Mentor for the Michigan Department of Community Health Mental Health Services to Children and Families, who discussed the challenges and solutions to strengthening a behavioral health state system; and Therese Ahlers, Resource Specialist (Project LAUNCH) for ZERO TO THREE National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families who shared examples of integrating behavioral health services and support systems to strengthen home visiting services. 

Early Childhood Integration Series: Better Results for Children and Families Through Systems Integration (1/21/2014)
This webinar is the first in a series focusing on the impact and opportunities integration and collaboration offer early childhood systems. Guest speakers Dr. David Willis, Director of the Division of Home Visiting and Early Childhood Systems for the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Bureau of Maternal Child Health, Amy Fine, Senior Fellow, Center for the Study of Social Policy, and representatives of three local implementing communities explore early childhood systems integration and review concrete steps communities are taking to move toward enhanced services to  families with high needs.

Integrating Home Visiting Systems Within Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems (8/21/2012)
In this webinar MIECHV and ECCS state leads from Montana, Maine and South Carolina join Dena Green, Senior Public Health Analyst from the Division of Home Visiting and Early Childhood Systems in the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration, to discuss how the Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems and the MIECHV grants complement one another in building statewide early childhood systems of care. The panel discusses specific ways states have endeavored to integrate the two systems and some of the conditions that contribute to successful coordination of the work.

Workforce Development

Building Stronger Home Visiting Systems through Staff Retention (6/25/2013)
This webinar provides a look at the role of leadership in building strong systems that support staff retention at all levels of home visiting programs. MIECHV grantee representatives from Iowa (Janet Horras and Arlene McAtee) along with consultants, Eric Martin and Dr. Anthony Hemmelgarn, discuss how organizational culture and climate play a significant role in staff turnover and the accompanying effects on client outcomes. The presenters also shared strategies to address and improve staff retention issues in the home visiting setting

Strengthening Professional Development for MIECHV Programs (9/25/2012)
The MIECHV TACC is joined by consultants from The Ounce of Prevention Fund in this webinar that explores crucial aspects of professional development for home visiting

Grants Administration

Technical Assistance Webinar for Key Grants Administration/Compliance Issues for MIECHV Grants (9/27/2013)

Skill Building Session (6/13/2013)
MIECHV grantees in Region IV and V presentation and training on Grant Monitoring, Subrecipient Monitoring, Financial Integrity Monitoring including the A133 Audit and the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA)

Sustainability and Financing

Fiscal Leveraging (7/24/2012)
A five-step approach to strategic financing mechanisms to sustaining state-wide home visiting programs and services is examined.

Data Systems and Evaluation

Case Studies in Supporting Quality Data Collection at Local Sites (7/22/2014)
Using a case study format, grantees from Georgia, Oregon and Michigan shared their experiences around data collection and identified key elements of the work with local implementing agencies (LIAs) to improve data quality. Additional discussion included states’ common challenges in data collection and management and options for improving their processes.

Live Walkthrough of the System for Reporting Data on Home Visiting Form 1 and Form 2 (9/19/2012)

Utilizing New Technology to Facilitate Home Visiting, Data Collection and Quality Assurance (9/13/2012)

Overview of Home Visiting Form 2, Awaiting Approval by OMB, and Description of Reporting Requirements (9/12/2012)

Overview of DGIS Performance Reporting and Home Visiting Form 1 Data Collection (9/5/2012)

Addressing Benchmark Two- Child Maltreatment Data: Informed Consent, Data Sharing Agreements, and Defining Data Elements for Improvement (1/24/2012) 
This webinar addresses common questions and issues related to child maltreatment data collection for the MIECHV benchmarks. Discussion addresses elements to include in informed consent when collecting data from child welfare agencies, protection of client rights, and other issues related to child maltreatment data necessary to define and demonstrate improvement.

DOHVE Compendium & Benchmark Measurement (4/06/2011)
This webinar offers an introduction of a compendium of measures and describes its varying uses: as a resource in selecting measures affecting constructs, as a guide to setting performance objectives to constructs, and how the compendium may be used to address constructs under the school readiness and achievement domain.

Design Options for Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Evaluation Technical Assistance Webinars and conference calls

On Demand Conference Calls

Continuous Quality Improvement (Part 2) conference call (MP3)

Open Forum Data Call: Part 1 conference call (MP3)

Open Forum Data Call: Part 3 conference call (MP3)

Coordination & Referral Tools conference call (MP3)

Collaboration Portal
The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Collaboration Portal is a private discussion and information-sharing site for grantee leads, federal staff and national model developers. The site is secure and password protected. To join this network, select the appropriate group’s sign-in, answer the questions and follow the registration instructions.


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