Alberta Home Visitation
Network Association

Expired Developmental Parenting for Practitioners training – Virtual Home Visiting DATE and Time CHANGE

  •  January 15, 2021
     1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Alberta Home Visitation Network Association

is offering

Developmental Parenting for Practitioners Virtual Home Visiting

Parenting that supports child development and a strengths-based home visiting approach to support it.

This 90-minute session will focus on doing virtual home visiting and will be based on the principles in the book “Developmental Parenting”.    It will be facilitated by the authors Lori Roggman and Mark Innocenti. This workshop will be valuable for home visitors, family support workers, early childhood professionals and their supervisors. The focus of the developmental parenting program is on showing professionals how to put parents in charge of supporting their children’s development- resulting in strong parent-child relationships, healthy families and improved school readiness.

Virtual Home Visits: What they are, what they look like, how they work what makes them challenging, and how to make them more effective.

This 90 minutes webinar is interactive, adapted to the group, and requires participation from each attendee.


What Developmental Parenting is about:

All the training (Developmental Parenting, PICCOLO and HOVRS) is based on practices described in the book, Developmental Parenting: A Guide for Early Childhood Practitioners by Lori Roggman, Lisa Boyce, and Mark Innocenti, (Brookes Publishing, 2008).

Developmental Parenting refers to parent behaviors that support children’s early development and to an intervention approach in which practitioners facilitate developmentally supportive parenting. Many parenting programs aim to help mothers and fathers support their children’s development, but programs vary in their effectiveness. Practitioners in these programs need to know which parenting behaviors support children’s early development (PICCOLO) and which strategies can effectively facilitate those behaviors (ABC’s, HOVRS).

To effectively promote developmental parenting, practitioners focus on aspects of parenting that are critical for supporting children’s development and identify what parents already do in their daily lives that can be expanded to support children’s development. Practitioners can use these strategies with parents from diverse ethnicities and backgrounds.

Date: Friday, January 15, 2021 (register by December 15, 2020) DATE and TIME Change

Time: 1:30-3:00 p.m. 

Location: Virtual- register on the AHVNA website and a ZOOM link will be sent the week prior to the webinar

Fee:    AHVNA Members:                 $75.00

Home Visitation spoke:        Free of charge

Non-members:                        $100.00

Staff in provincially funded home visitation program spokes within a family resource networks can attend at no charge as they are covered under a grant.

Provincially funded home visitation programs will be given priority.

Priority will be given to AHVNA members

Space is limited, please register early!

Other recommended topics on Developmental Parenting that are being offered – register for the series consisting of four 90-minute sessions that are based on the principles in the book “Developmental Parenting” at

Webinar 1 topic: Developmental Parenting (January 15, 2021 in the morning)

Parenting that supports child development and a strengths-based home visiting approach to support it.

Webinar 2 topicConnecting – Building Relationships (January 22, 2021)

Working with diverse families to support child development by building trust, enjoyment, and communication.

Webinar 3 topicCoaching – Responding to family strengths(February 5, 2021)

Planning home visits together with families, adapting to family strengths that support child development.

Webinar 4 topic: Collaborating – Facilitating developmental parenting(February 12, 2021)

Feedback and collaboration to build knowledge, skills, and self-efficacy.