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The Scott Gordon Arkansas Home Visiting Professional of the Year Award was established for the purpose of annually recognizing an individual that is making an outstanding contribution, through home visiting, to building stronger families and brighter futures for the children and communities of Arkansas. Those eligible for the award include all home visitors, home-based educators, parent educators, providers, supervisors, and coordinators who work in home visiting programs in Arkansas.

The top three nominees will be recognized at the 2018 AHVN Annual Conference.

We know that all of you are doing great work across the state and want to recognize your colleagues for their efforts to support families through home visiting.  In order to recognize as many efforts as possible, previous award winners are ineligible for nomination for five years.  Previous nominees may be nominated again.

Thank you to our previous winners:

The deadline to submit the online nomination form is September 7, 2018.


How to submit an Online Nomination Submission Form:

Step 1:  The AHVN Awards Committee sends out request for nominations.

Step 2: You receive request for nominations.

Step 3: You think of a superhero home visitor/supervisor you would like to nominate.

Step 4: You take a few days to think about WHY your superhero deserves to be nominated. Refer to the two essay prompts (see Step 5) for what the Awards Committee needs to know about your superhero home visitor/supervisor.

Step 5: Write out the REASONS WHY your superhero home visitor/supervisor deserves this award. Think hard. The longer the response the better.

Your response should be in the form of two essays. One essay for each prompt. 200 words minimum for EACH essay prompt.

Essay prompt #1:

 Describe the nominee's contribution to the field of home visiting as it relates to the AHVN mission of "building stronger families and brighter futures for the children and communities of Arkansas."

Tips: Please be specific! Include several (at least 3-4 specific examples from the past year) that answer the essay prompt.  The awards committee suggests that you provide a minimum of 200 words to fully attempt to answer this question.

The awards committee will score the responses to this essay question based on the strength of the evidence about how the person you are nominating (the nominee) specifically embraces the AHVN mission in his or her daily work with families.

Essay prompt #2:

Describe the person you are nominating (the nominee) contributions to the field of home visiting as it relates to any or all of the following goal areas of the AHVN:

Goal Areas:

Tips: Please be specific! Include several (at least 3-4 specific examples from the past year) that answer the essay prompt. The awards committee suggests that you provide a minimum of 200 words to fully attempt to answer this question.

The awards committee will score the responses to this essay question based on the strength of the evidence about how well the person you are nominating (the nominee) specifically attempts to achieve as many of the goals (listed above) as possible.

Step 6: Collect basic info about your superhero to include in the nomination (home visiting model, role, contact phone, email address, supervisor/coordinator, full name and address of organization/site).

Step 7: Think of additional professional reference. Someone who will support your superhero home visitor/supervisor nomination.  Gather info about him/her (name, relationship to nominee, email address, phone number).

Step 8: Complete online nomination form. Remember to SUBMIT! You must complete the form ALL IN ONE sitting so gather ALL of the needed information BEFORE filling out the form.  Link will be provided soon.

Step 9: The Awards Committee will review the nominations towards the end of the summer.

Step 10: The Awards Committee WILL contact you, the person you nominated, and the professional reference during the follow-up process.

Step 11: The Awards Committee will select the 2018 Scott Gordon Home Visiting Professional of the Year Award winner from the SUBMITTED nomination forms based on the nomination submission content AND the follow-up information received.

Step 12: The list of persons nominated, first and second runners-up, and the winner will be announced at the 2018 Arkansas Home Visiting Network Annual Conference  in Hot Springs, Arkansas on November 5-6, 2018.


The link to the Online Nomination Form will be provided soon.