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
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.
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.
Sponsoring Agency: NIH Office of Research on Minority Health and the
Reading Level: Easy
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Languages Available: English
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.
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.
The material was field tested with a group of Lay Home Visitors who were all African American, English speakers.
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