New Online Training for Home Visitors

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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Office of Head Start are hosting a series of online training for home visitors.
The series begins with Depression in Mothers: More Than the Blues- A Toolkit for Family Service Providers. The toolkit developed by SAMHSA, in partnership with experts in the fields of mental health and maternal and child health delivers background information about depression. It also offers ideas that providers can use daily when helping mothers, and their families, who may be suffering from depression. This online training is Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 11am-12:30pm Arizona time. Registration information is also available.
Other upcoming online trainings in the series include:
Using Motivational Interviewing in Home Visiting
Monday, May 23, 2016
11am-12pm Arizona time
Implementing Mental Health Consultation in Home Visiting
Monday, June 6, 2016
11am-12pm Arizona time
In addition, the SAMHSA YouTube Channel has made available 12 National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare webinars which highlight topics including Screening and Assessment for Family Engagement, Trauma-Informed Care for Families Affected by Substance Use Disorders, Early Identification and Treatment of Prenatally Exposed Infants and others. The webinars can be accessed on YouTube. Additional resources are also available.
And remember, you can find training resources, many of them on-demand and free of charge, at the Home Visitor Portal, Professional Development page.
Make sure you visit the Home Visitor Portal on the Strong Families AZ website. Register to have access to ongoing professional development opportunities, resources and more.
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