Home Visiting Series

Home Visiting Series

How to effectively partner with families experiencing challenges to promote optimal social-emotional development

Training Description

This specialized training series is designed to specifically help home visitors understand, empathize, and partner with families deemed at-risk, in order to support them in caring for their children. It will focus on promoting infant/toddler social emotional development, which is vital for children to achieve positive developmental outcomes. This training will incorporate information on how providers can collaborate with parents and caregivers to support their child despite life's challenges.

Presenter: Steve Viehweg

Stephan Viehweg, LCSW, ACSW, IMH-E (IV), CYC-P is Associate Director of the Riley Child Development Center at the IU School of Medicine and Associate Director of the IUPUI Center for Translating Research Into Practice. He was a First Steps provider of social work services from 1995 to 2014 and offered a variety of learning topics through the Unified Training System. He is co-author of Tackling the Tough Stuff: A Home Visitor's Guide to Supporting Families At Risk. Steve is founding chair of Infancy Onward (Indiana's infant mental health association), founding president of Family Voices Indiana, and the CDC's Learn the Signs. Act Early, Ambassador to Indiana. Most of all he is a proud Papaw to his three grandchildren and in awe of the amazing world of early childhood development all over again.

Registration Details

This training is offered as a Series. Participants are encouraged to attend the whole Series and only those who attend the Fall full day training can enroll for the Spring training. 16 hours of First Steps Core Training will be provided to those who participate in the whole series or you may receive points for only the trainings you attended. There is a $15.00 charge for the entire training series regardless of full participation.

For more information please contact Katie Herron at kgherron@indiana.edu or Ali Danch at alidanch@iu.edu.

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