The UMBC Home Visiting Training Center offers trainings to support and enhance the important work of home visitors in the state of Maryland. In collaboration with the Maternal Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program in the Maryland Department of Health and other state and local agencies, Center faculty and staff develop and implement an intensive and extensive training curriculum and provide support materials to address the multidimensional task demands and needs of home visitors, their supervisors, and allied professionals. The purpose of these trainings is to empower home visitors and supervisors with knowledge and skills in areas critical to the women and children they serve. These are the training curricula currently offered or in development.
Home Visiting Training Curriculum | UMBC MIECHV
Communication challenges and skills to enhance effectiveness of home visitor and supervisor conversations and communications.
Working with diverse families, the influence of culture on attitudes, values, beliefs, and practices.
Topics in parenting and child development such as behavior management, safe sleep practices, and negotiating different beliefs.
Supporting safe and healthy partner and family relationships through screening, safety planning, and the use of effective communication strategies.
The assessment of mental health needs, supporting access to mental health services, and modeling positive coping strategies.
Critical features of substance use and its impact on families, including epidemiology, screening, and treatment.
Identifying, selecting, setting, and planning goals through the use of motivational communication.
Training for professionals who serve substance-using pregnant women, new mothers, and their children.