Institute 1
Train-The-Trainers: A Curriculum for Training Family Home Visitors

FamilyInvest in Kids has developed a comprehensive curriculum to recruit, train and supervise family home visitors by public health nurses and other community supervisors. The curriculum creates an immediate capacity for public health nurses or others to deliver family home visiting to very high-risk families, where previously little or no such experience existed. Invest in Kids has customized the train-the-trainer curriculum for home visiting programs in Ontario, Manitoba, Nova Scotia and Alberta. This training is now available for all new trainers.

For information on the three-day workshop, please contact Nadia Hall, Training Specialist, at 416-977-1222 x222.

Ontario Workshop #1: Nov 1997
Ontario Workshop #2: Jun 1998
Ontario Workshop #3: May 1999
Ontario Workshop #4: May 2000
Manitoba Workshop #1: Jun 1999
Nova Scotia #1: Nov 1999
Alberta Workshop #1: Apr 2000
"Open" Workshop #1: Dec 2000


Institute 2
A Curriculum for Training Postpartum Nurse Home Visitors

HighriskInvest in Kids has developed a comprehensive train-the-trainer curriculum to train and supervise nurse home visitors for the universal postpartum home visiting component of Ontario's Healthy Babies, Health Children program. This initiative built an immediate capacity in the health units to offer home visits to every parent of a newborn. Invest in Kids is working on delivering a session for the Province of British Columbia.

Ontario Postpartum Workshop #1: Sep 1999
Ontario Postpartum Workshop #2: May 2000
"Open" Workshop #1: Mar 2001


Institute 3
A Guide for Professional Home Visiting: A Strategy for Intervention with High Risk Families

NursesInvest in Kids organized a consortium, led by the Centre for Health Promotion at the University of Toronto with Ryerson Polytechnic University and the Hincks-Dellcrest Institute, to create a curriculum that provides intensive training for those who visit very high risk families, where professional expertise is required. The first institute was run for Ontario nurses in the Healthy Babies, Healthy Children program. After the Ontario Institute, Invest in Kids will offer this institute to other professionals (e.g., psychologists, social workers) from across Canada.

High Risk Training Institute #1: Nov 2000
High Risk Institute #2: Mar 2000

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