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Training to Promote a Family Life Education Approach to Early Head Start Home Visiting

ByBridget A. Walsh, Jennifer A. Mortensen

This chapter explores quantitative and qualitative results in regard to training home visitors in a Family Life Education (FLE) approach to their work. It discusses home visiting professionals’ experiences with professional development modules, which aimed to promote knowledge of FLE. Home visitors were from one region of one south-western US state. Home visiting measures from the existing literature will help to capture the quality of the visits. Supervision is important to home visitors and an outlet for promoting professional growth and to help home visitors serve families. As linkages between FLE and Early Head Start–Home-Based Option develop, it will be helpful to determine the most appropriate content and training processes for experienced service providers. The present qualitative findings support that participants had positive experiences with the videos and were receptive to FLE in the context of home visiting. Participants shared their knowledge of principles of FLE, domains of family practice, best practices in FLE model of home visiting.