Online Training Modules

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Module 201: Cross Cultural Competency for Home Visitors

Length: Self-paced

ETO: Diversity in Families 

Overview: In this class, you will learn the skills needed to improve relationships and interactions with families whose culture differs from your own.

Objectives: Upon completion of this training, you will be able to:

  • Define key terminology
  • Reflect on and document personal observations and plans regarding cross-cultural competency as a home visitor
  • Document a plan for gathering information regarding a family’s values and beliefs
  • Identify key concepts regarding cross-cultural competency
  • Recognize interactions that reflect cultural sensitivity and understanding

Maximum TAPP credit hours 1.5 (credit is awarded based on the amount of time spent in the class, up to the maximum amount)-TAPP#48737

Module 202: Continuous Quality Improvement 

Length: Self-paced

ETO: Professional Growth and Leadership 

Overview: This self-paced course on Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) provides a basic overview of CQI concepts.

Objectives: Upon completion of this training, you will be able to:

  • Identify key CQI concepts
  • Recognize reasons why MIECHV programs are adopting CQI
  • Identify the purpose of a problem statement
  • Recognize why it is important to have a well-written problem statement
  • Identify key concepts of the 5 whys process

Maximum TAPP credit hours 1.0 (credit is awarded based on the amount of time spent in the class, up to the maximum amount- TAPP#47485  

 

Module 203: Working Effectively With Teen Parents

Length: Self-paced

ETO: Professional Growth and Leadership

Overview: This module discusses adolescent development and other factors that influence the behaviors, decision-making and perspectives of teen parents, and provides specific strategies that you can use to  improve engagement and communication.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize that teens go through several developmental stages
  • Demonstrate a high-level understanding of teen brain development
  • Recognize challenges faced by teen parents
  • Identify media influences on the perception of teen parents
  • Demonstrate an understanding of strategies for establishing and maintaining trust with teen parents
  • Demonstrate an understanding of behaviors that violate professional boundaries
  • Identify concepts of the strength-based approach to working with teen parents
  • Demonstrate an understanding of family dynamics when working with teen parents

Maximum TAPP credit hours 1.25 (credit is awarded based on the amount of time spent in the class, up to the maximum amount- TAPP#50033

 

Module 204: Helping Grandfamilies to Succeed(Grandparents Raising Grandchildren) 

Length: Self-paced

ETO: Professional Growth and Leadership 

Overview: This module discusses grandfamily characteristics, unique challenges, available resources, and success strategies for the home visitor.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify reasons why a parent may no longer be able to care for his or her child
  • Recognize the reason most grandparents say that they take on the responsibility of raising their grandchild
  • Identify common grandfamily characteristics
  • Select the best resources for a grandfamily based on the situation in the home
  • Identify strategies for working with grandparents who are raising their grandchildren  

Maximum TAPP credit hours 1.5 (credit is awarded based on the amount of time spent in the class, up to the maximum amount- TAPP# 52407

Module 205: Planning and Facilitating Group Meetings

Length: Self-paced

ETO: Professional Growth and Leadership

Overview: This training provides an overview on how to plan, promote, facilitate and evaluate group meetings.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to plan, promote, facilitate and evaluate group meetings.                                      

Maximum TAPP credit hours 1.5 (credit is awarded based on the amount of time spent in the class, up to the maximum amount- TAPP#53816   

 

Module 206: Improving Family Health: Adult Tobacco Use & Young Children's Health

Length: Self-paced 

ETO: Health, Safety, and Nutrition

Overview: This module provides home visitors with knowledge and resources on tobacco cessation so they can encourage individuals to quit using tobacco products.

Objectives: Upon completion of this training, home visitors will gain knowledge and resources on tobacco cessation so they can encourage individuals to quit using tobacco products.

Including:

  • Information on the health effects of secondhand and third hand smoke exposure
  • Specific information on tobacco use during and after pregnancy
Maximum TAPP credit hours 1.0 

(credit is awarded based on the amount of time spent in the class, up to the maximum amount

- TAPP#54249

Module 207: Parental Depression

Length: Self-paced

ETO: Health, Safety and Nutrition

Overview: This training is designed to help home visitors feel more comfortable identifying the signs and symptoms of depression, as well as when and how to refer parents for help.   

Objectives: Upon completion of this training, home visitors will be able to:

  • Identify the impacts of depression on the family
  • Recall the influence of culture on depression
  • Recognize the signs of depression
  • Indicate methods of self-care
  • Select the best way to find out if someone is suicidal
Maximum TAPP credit hours 1.0 

(credit is awarded based on the amount of time spent in the class, up to the maximum amount

 - TAPP#54430

Module 208: Improving Family Health: The ABCs of Breastfeeding

Length: Self-paced

ETO: Health, Safety and Nutrition

Overview: This training is designed to help home visitors educate, support and encourage mothers in their decision to breastfeed.

Objectives: Upon completion of this training, home visitors will be able to:

  • Identify the importance of breastfeeding 
  • Recognize issues regarding disparities in breastfeeding adoption 
  • Discuss breastfeeding with mothers and other family members
  • Identify community organizations that support breastfeeding

Maximum TAPP credit hours 1.5 (credit is awarded based on the amount of time spent in the class, up to the maximum amount- TAPP#54863

Module 209: Improving Family Health: Family Planning

Length: Self-paced

ETO: Parental Well Being and Stability

Overview: This training discusses the advantages of family planning for the mother, baby and the entire family, as well as tips on how home visitors can approach and discuss the topic. 

Upon completion of this module, home visitors will be able to discuss the importance of family planning including the following key concepts and topics:
  • Birth spacing
  • Birth control
  • Impact of unintended pregnancies
  • Family planning resources
  • Reproductive Life Plans
  • Preconception health
  • Elective births, and
  • The importance of including fathers in family planning discussions

Maximum TAPP credit hours 1.0 (credit is awarded based on the amount of time spent in the class, up to the maximum amount- TAPP#54944

Module 210: Introduction to Protective Factors

Length: Self-paced

ETO: Parenting Education

Overview: This training provides an overview of the five protective factors

Objectives:  Upon completion of this training, you will be able to identify:

  • key components of each protective factor
  • how the factors protect families from risk factors associated with negative outcomes in life
  • how protective factors decrease the likelihood of child abuse and neglect, as well as the promotion of family strengths and optimal child development

Maximum TAPP credit hours 1.0 TAPP#55434

 

Module 211: Helping Parents to Understand and Manage their Anger 

Length: Self-paced

ETO: Parenting Education

Overview: This module provides an overview of what causes anger, the function that anger serves in our lives, and how anger impacts our relationships. Home visitors will learn how these issues may look in parenting situations as well as specific strategies on how to help parents understand and manage their anger.  

Learning objectives:  Upon completion of this training, home visitors will be able to:

  • Identify the factors that contribute to anger
  • Recognize when anger is out of control and requires additional action
  • Describe the effects of anger on the angry person and others in his or her life
  • Use specific strategies to help and support parents and other caregivers who struggle with anger

Maximum TAPP credit hours 1.0 (credit is awarded based on the amount of time spent in the class, up to the maximum amount)

 

Module 214: Understanding, Preventing, and Managing Compassion Fatigue

Length: Self-paced

ETO: Professional Growth and Leadership

Overview: The purpose of this module, is to help home visitors understand what compassion fatigue looks like, identify if they are at risk or already experiencing compassion fatigue, as well as how to prevent and/or manage the condition.   

Learning objectives:  Upon completion of this training, home visitors will be able to:

  • Identify the risks for compassion fatigue
  • Recognize the symptoms and warning signs of compassion fatigue
  • Use tips for preventing and managing compassion fatigue
  • Create a self-care plan

Maximum TAPP credit hours 1.0 (credit is awarded based on the amount of time spent in the class, up to the maximum amount)-TAPP# 62122

 

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