Pride in Parenting : Training Curriculum for Lay Home Visitors

Linda T. Diamond, Marian H. Jarrett, Roberta Bell, Doris McNeely-Johnson, Kathy Katz, Susan Schneider, Phyllis Sharps, Davene White

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This curriculum is designed to train home visitors in community-based outreach programs, especially those programs focused on high-risk mothers and their babies. The training model and curriculum create a comprehensive instruction program to prepare lay home visitors for facilitating healthy changes in behaviors of high-risk mothers. The curriculum teaches Pride in Parenting Parenting Support Specialists to achieve competence in the following areas: (a) interpersonal communication skills including active listening and non-judgmental communication style; (b) teaching strategies for effective delivery of health and parenting information; (c) health care needs and health services utilization for mothers and infants; (d) stressors impacting low-income, minority families; (e) problem-solving strategies that respond to common family situations; (f) infant care and development in the first year; (g) developmental programming for infants; (h) community resources for mothers, infants, and families; and (i) program documentation and evaluation. The curriculum is designed to be used in a 45-day intensive training program over a 9-week period and is divided into 25 units, each focusing on a different subject. A list of learning objectives is provided and an outline with approximate times of teaching each unit is included. 

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Linda T. Diamond, Marian H. Jarrett, Roberta Bell, Doris McNeely-Johnson, Kathy Katz, Susan Schneider, Phyllis Sharps, Davene White. Pride in Parenting : Training Curriculum for Lay Home Visitors (1998). NIH-DC Initiative to Reduce Infant Mortality in Minority: Washington, DC. (600 pages).

Sponsoring Agency: NIH Office of Research on Minority Health and the

Language: English

Reading Level: Easy

Formats Available: Printed Material

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(Not yet published, contact NIH - DC Initiative to Reduce Infant Mortality in Minority at address provided )

NIH-DC Initiative to Reduce Infant Mortality in Minority
George Washington University
2300 Eye Street, NW
Ross Hall, Room 222
Washington, DC
20037

Phone: (202) 994-0665

Languages Available: English

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Intended User Audience:

The intended users are lay community members from across all cultures who work with groups who are not part of mainstream culture.

 

Product Development:

Material was developed by European American and African American members, representing the following professions: EI/ECSE, Pediatricians, Psychologists, Nurses, and Health Education Specialists. All spoke English as their first language.

 

Product Evaluation:

The material was field tested with a group of Lay Home Visitors who were all African American, English speakers.
 

Product Dissemination:

The material has not yet been disseminated. 

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