Implementing Family Connections (Birth to Age 5)

Implementation last updated: 2013

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Training to support implementation

Requirements for program certification

Staff must attend foundational training but are not certified.

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Pre-service staff training

Pre-service training is required and is tailored to each replicating site but generally includes training sessions, followed by practicum experiences and coaching.

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In-service staff training

Family Connections requires sites to provide opportunities for staff to participate in seminars, conferences, and training to support their ongoing professional development. No information is available about the frequency of in-service training required.
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Training materials

Family Connections provides supervisors and home visitors with a Family Connections intervention manual, which includes descriptions of the program components, and additional training materials that expand on those descriptions.

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Qualified trainers

Qualified trainers are available from the Ruth H. Young Center for Families and Children, as well as ACTION for Child Protection.

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Technical assistance

Technical assistance is available based on site needs and is provided by the Ruth H. Young Center for Families and Children.

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Implementation notes

The information contained on this page was last updated in April 2013. Recommended Further Reading lists the sources for this information. In addition, the information contained in this profile was reviewed for accuracy by the Family Connections developer on March 28, 2013. HomVEE reserves the right to edit the profile for clarity and consistency.

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