Alberta Home Visitation
Network Association

Supporting children and families through home visitation programs across Alberta

The Alberta Home Visitation Network Association is a provincial non-profit society that promotes quality home visitation programs.

In Alberta, Home Visitation programs offer parents and parents- to-be support as they navigate the early childhood years. The program provides families with information on child development and parent-child interaction. The goal is empowering parents to raise resilient children who are healthy, safe and secure.

Home Visitation focuses on strengthening and supporting families by:

  • building relationships
  • teaching problem-solving skills
  • encouraging positive parent-child relationships
  • supporting early childhood growth and development
  • linking to community resources

What is Home Visitation?

In Alberta, Home Visitation programs offer parents and parents- to-be support as they navigate the early childhood years. The program provides families with information on child development and parent-child interaction. The goal is empowering parents to raise resilient children who are healthy, safe and secure.

Home Visitation focuses on strengthening and supporting families by:

Early childhood development research shows the years from 0 to 6 are foundational—early developmental experiences set lifelong patterns for communication, physical development and learning. For young children, positive attachment, responsive caregiving and environmental stimulation are particularly important. Home Visitation focuses on these areas of development and parent-child interaction.

How AHVNA Helps Families

AHVNA supports agencies that provide Home Visitation services for families with children aged 0 to 6 years. The goal is to promote best practices in the field of Home Visitation.

Parents learn about child development, critical thinking development, parenting skills and problem solving from their Home Visitor. Mastering these skills help parents support their child’s growth. AHVNA helps Home Visitors expand their knowledge in these areas and more, so they can facilitate activities that promote parent-child bonding and attachment for the families they serve. We offer a variety of training opportunities for Home Visitors, including early childhood development and parenting workshops.

Why does Home Visitation work?

  • Home Visitation provides an opportunity to partner with families in their context and focus services on their strengths, needs and values.
  • Home Visitation reaches isolated families unable to participate in other services.

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