Implementing Pride in Parenting (PIP)

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Implementation last updated: 2013

The information in this profile reflects feedback, if provided, from this model’s developer as of the above date. The description of the implementation of the model(s) here may differ from how the model(s) was implemented in the research reviewed to determine this model’s evidence of effectiveness. Inclusion in the implementation report does not mean the practices described meet the HHS criteria for evidence of effectiveness. Similarly, models described here may not all have impact studies, and those with impact studies may vary in their effectiveness. Please see the Effectiveness button on the left for more information about research on the effectiveness of the models discussed here.

Training to support implementation

Requirements for program certification

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Pre-service staff training

Home visitors participated in a 45-day program over 9 weeks on the specific content covered by each home visit. The training included mini-lectures, pre-class readings, role-plays, simulations, and problem-solving scenarios. Trainees visited community agencies, where they familiarized themselves with community resources and barriers to accessing services. Trainees also conducted observations at early education and care facilities, focusing on child development, the environment, and safety.

Trainings focused on nine competencies:

  1. Interpersonal communication skills, including active listening and nonjudgmental communication 
  2. Teaching strategies for effective delivery of health and parenting education messages 
  3. Health care needs and health services utilization of mothers and infants 
  4. Infant care and development in the first year 
  5. Stressors affecting low-income, minority families 
  6. Problem-solving strategies for common family situations 
  7. Developmental programming for infants 
  8. Community resources for mothers, infants, and families 
  9. Program documentation and evaluation responsibilities 

No information is available regarding pre-service training for the infant development specialist and family resource specialist, or whether certification is required.

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In-service staff training

In-service training for home visitors included didactic presentations on such issues as domestic violence, breastfeeding and lactation, and reporting child abuse and neglect. No information is available regarding the intensity of training.

No information is available regarding in-service training for the infant development specialist and family resource specialist.

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Training materials

A curriculum was developed to train home visitors on program competencies. Other training materials included a Site Visit Observation form for home visitors to record information when observing early education and child care facilities, and a Unit Evaluations form for training facilitators to assess trainees’ knowledge and individualize their instruction. Training materials are no longer available.

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Qualified trainers

The PIP research team developed and delivered the home visitor training. In addition to the research team—which included a health communication specialist, early interventionists, psychologists, nurses, public health personnel, physicians, and research specialists—community agency representatives and professionals from partnering institutions contributed to trainings. Each training unit was designed so that professionals from varied disciplines could function as trainers, expanding and enhancing the training with their particular professional knowledge.

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Technical assistance

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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

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