Alberta Home Visitation
Network Association

Expired GKI Integrated Strategies for Home Visiting (Virtual) CLOSED GROUP

  •  January 25, 2021 - January 28, 2021
     9:00 am - 10:35 pm
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Alberta Home Visitation Network Association


Integrated Strategies for Home Visiting

Growing Great Kids Inc.

About GKI-Integrated Strategies for Home Visiting Seminar

In this 4-day skill-driven course, home visitors and other family practitioners acquire new tools for motivating and communicating with parents of infants and young children, aimed at supporting parents to form secure attachment relationships, be involved in their child’s development, strengthen the foundations of their family and solve their problems. Concrete skills are gained through video demonstrations followed by hands-on practice with commonly encountered parenting and family scenarios.

The following topics are covered:

  • Why Prevention Programs for New Parents are a Wise Investment
  • Building Prevention Programs that Build Protective Factors for Children
  • Early Brain Development: New Frontiers
  • Effects of Neglect and Childhood Trauma on Development and Adult Functioning
  • Parent-Child Attachments: Ingredients and End Products
  • Infant Cues and Signals
  • CHEEERS: A Parent-Child Interaction-Relationship Assessment Tool
  • Early Child Development: New Perspectives
  • The Strength-Based Solution-Focused Approach: Examination of the Practitioner’s Beliefs and Interactions
  • 7 Strength-Based, Solution-Focused Strategies for Motivating Nurturing Parenting and Strengthening Parents/Families
  • Goal Setting and Follow Through: Making It Interesting and Painless for Everyone
  • Dads Do Matter: Motivating Fathers to Participate in Your Program
  • Embracing Culture & Traditions to Strengthen Families
  • Establishing and Maintaining Professional Boundaries

How It Works Virtually:

All registrants must attend a virtual orientation the Wednesday before (January 20, 2021) the training from 2 pm – 3 pm MST (Alberta time).

Home Visitors

Home visitors attend the first four days (Monday to Thursday)

    • Participants must have a camera on and mic available throughout the entire live virtual session, interactive training for 3 hours each day
  • And approximately 2 hours of self-directed learning each day
    • Work must be completed prior to the following day
    • May include working in pairs
    • Facilitator will be available during the afternoon during Trainer’s Office Hours; tech support is also available for any IT assistance within GKI’s business hours, 8:00am – 5:00pm CT.
  • In order for staff to receive a certificate they must complete all sessions

Supervisors attend all five days

  • prerequisite to attend the supervisor training is to attend the GKI- Integrated Strategies for Home Visiting (first four days).

Only Supervisors, Managers and other leaders attend Friday

  • Virtual, interactive training for 3 hours Friday afternoon
  • And approximately 2-3 hours of self-directed learning FRiday Morning
  • Please register for both (or individually as appropriate):
    • Great Kids Inc – Integrated Strategies for Home Visiting
    • Great Kids Inc – Integrated Strategies for Home Visiting Supervisors


Orientation: Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 2:00-3:00 pm

Training: Monday January 25 – Thursday January 282021, approximately 9:00 am- 4:00 pm

  • This training has up to two hours self directed learning in the morning
  • Live virtual training is 2:00-5:00 pm daily (must be in attendance)

Supervisors must attend all of the above, plus Friday session, January 29, 2021 (2:00-5:00 pm)

Registration must be completed by Thursday December 10, 2020 (TBC) 

  • Books and materials will be sent directly to registrants to the physical shipping address provided on the GKI Online Registration Form (cannot be delivered to a PO Box#).

Home Visitors/Supervisors must be able to attend the orientation the Wednesday before, as well as all four days of the training (supervisors attend the fifth day as well).

Two Part Registration

  • Register online at
  • Each registrant must have a unique email address
  • Registrants will be emailed a link to complete registration on the Great Kids Inc. portal.
    • GKI Online Registration Form must be completed by each participant prior to the registration closure date
    • Names of attendees cannot be changed or training cancelled once this step is complete
    • Supervisor cannot register staff on staff member’s behalf.

Payment: This training is free for provincially funded home visitation programs within Family Resource Networks – Home Visitation program spokes.

Cancellation Policy (note changes):

Cancellations or substitutions need to be made approximately 4 weeks prior to the workshop date, and prior to registration in the GKI portal. Changes cannot be made once an individual is registered in the Great Kids Inc portal.

There is a NO SHOW charge (of up to $2000.00 US) for all absent registrants.

If a workshop does not reach its minimum registration requirement, it will be cancelled prior to the workshop commencement date. Registrants will be informed by email or telephone.