About Our Home Visiting Training Program | UMBC MIECHV


University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) Psychology faculty and staff are in collaboration with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Maryland Home Visiting Program and other partners to develop and implement the UMBC MIECHV Training and Certificate Program (HVTCP). This Program will involve training curricula and programs that will enhance current training and address the multidimensional task demands and needs of home visitors in support of accomplishing the goals of the home visit program.

Presenter conducting training to a group of home visitors
UMBC South Campus building where the trainings are conducted

The training center is staffed with faculty from the psychology department at UMBC, clinical staff from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and home visiting trainers and program directors with knowledge and skills in child development, parent training, relationship enhancement, pediatric psychology, substance use, and motivational interventions. The six module training is a hybrid series that is offered over a twelve-week period twice a year (Spring and Fall). Training days are held in person at UMBC's South Campus, covering two (2) training topics a day, for a total of three (3) full days of training per semester. Participants will be required to watch a series of training videos and complete remote activities prior to attending the in-person day.

The HVTCP is directed by Dr. David Schultz.

Our Partners

HIPPY partners with parents to prepare their children for success in school. HIPPY USA supports the development and operation of programs in communities across the United States through ongoing program development and technical assistance informed by research and public policy. Visit www.hippyusa.org to learn more!

Healthy Families America (HFA) is designed for parents facing challenges such as single parenthood; low income; childhood history of abuse and other adverse child experiences; and current or previous issues related to substance abuse, mental health issues, and/or domestic violence. To learn more, visit the website at healthyfamiliesamerica.org

Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) empowers vulnerable first-time moms to transform their lives and create better futures for themselves and their babies. Research consistently proves that Nurse-Family Partnership succeeds at its most important goals: keeping children healthy and safe and improving the lives of moms and babies. To learn more about NFP, visit nursefamilypartnership.org

Early Head Start (EHS) programs serve infants and toddlers under the age of 3, and pregnant women. EHS programs provide intensive comprehensive child development and family support services to low-income infants and toddlers and their families, and to pregnant women and their families. Visit www.eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov to learn more!

Parents as Teachers promotes the optimal early development, learning and health of young children by supporting and engaging their parents and caregivers. We advance the delivery of high quality services for families through a comprehensive system of supports and innovative solutions. To learn more, visit parentsasteachers.org.

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