Florida MIECHV is helping to build a strong and competent workforce to deliver home visiting and other family support programs. Home visiting staff from MIECHV-funded programs and community partners serving families with young children receive web-based and on-site training.
Home visiting staff at Florida MIECHV-funded sites are able to document and track their professional development activities through an online Learning Management System (LMS).
Training focuses on:
- Skill building (Motivational Interviewing, Reflective Supervision, Setting Professional Boundaries)
- Assessment Tools and Techniques (ASQ, ASQ-SE, Perceived Stress Scale, HOME, Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale & others)
- Interventions (Seeking Safety, SCRIPT)
- Foundations (Social-Emotional Development of Children, Trauma-Informed Care, Pregnancy & Women’s Health, Domestic Violence & others)
Most trainings are archived and available for viewing by staff from any early childhood agency through a public training portal.
Professional development activities are coordinated by the Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida, a state MIECHV partner. The FSU Center for Prevention and Early Intervention Policy (CPEIP) also serves as a training partner with a particular focus on trauma-informed care.