Engagement Strategies for Practitioners and Families in Virtual and In-Person Contexts

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November 17, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm
Free for NCFR members & CFLEs / $89 for nonmembers

Weldin-Frisch and Chaidez
Presenters Weldin-Frisch and Chaidez

The first part of the webinar will define family engagement and the significance of long-term engagement on outcomes in early childhood professions. The second section will focus on the critical partnership between supervisor and early childhood professionals when working with families. A discussion will then be held of a nationally recognized set of family support competencies which illustrate in detail the scope of expertise and proficiency in skills required of home visitors for working with families to achieve outcomes. Additionally, there will be a brief exploration of the shifts in practice and required skills that COVID-19 has introduced. Rapid response resources will then be shared to those providing direct services to families with young children. 

By attending this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Review research and recommendations for promoting long term family engagement when working with them in the home, both virtually and face-to-face.
  • Examine the critical role of the supervisor to address key factors that fuel staff turnover and undermine long term family engagement in early childhood programs.
  • Identify strategies and resources that address and advance the professional development of practitioners and supervisors in early childhood programs. 

Approved for 1.5 CFLE contact hour of continuing education credit.

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About the Presenters

Janelle Weldin-Frisch has a Masters Degree in Organizational Development and specializes in professional development of leaders and practitioners in the early childhood home visiting field. Formerly the Vice President for Training at Start Early, she continues her association with Start Early as a consultant. She currently provides technical assistance to state leaders on the implementation of comprehensive professional development systems, best practices in the use of web-based training and facilitates a national home visiting community of practice for professional development. She is also a member of NCFR.

Ariel Chaidez, LCSW, I-ECHMH-C, is a Sr. Program Manager for Start Early and has worked in the social service and early childhood education field for over 15 years. Mr. Chaidez is a certified Parents as Teachers National Trainer and currently supports technical assistance and professional learning to evidenced based Home Visiting and Center-Based programs across Illinois. He has special interests and expertise in infant mental health, reflective supervision, building effective teams and cultural perspectives in father engagement. He also provided Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST) to kids involved in the juvenile justice system and their family.


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