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New and cross-trained staff at HFNY Home Visiting Program sites will be oriented and prepared for their roles through basic training for Family Assessment Workers (FAW), Family Support Workers (FSW), Supervisors, and Program Managers. The skills and knowledge of staff at all sites will be further developed through Prenatal, Family Goal Plan (FGP), and other introductory and advanced training events.

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FSW Core—Integrated Strategies for Home Visiting (ISHV)

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This 4-day training:

  • Targets new staff, staff new to the FSW position, and supervisors.
  • Is a Healthy Families America Training that includes information specific to the HFNY programs.
  • Includes instruction, skills practice, and experiential learning activities in groups.

FAW CORE (Parent Survey for Community Outreach-PSCO)

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This 4-day training:

  • Targets new hires, staff who are new to the FAW position, and FAW supervisors.
  • Is a Healthy Families America Training that includes information specific to HFNY programs.
  • Includes instruction, skills practice, and experiential learning activities in groups.

Supervisor and Manager

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This 4-day training:

  • Targets new supervisor and program manager hires and can also be taken as a refresher for experienced supervisors.
  • Includes instruction, skills practice, experiential learning activities in groups, and Transfer of Learning activities to further develop skills on the job.
  • Is a Healthy Families New York training developed by Prevent Child Abuse New York for program staff.

Days 1-3 are consecutive. Day 4 takes place between 2-4 weeks later. Pre-requisite: FSW/FAW Core.

The Family Goal Plan (FGP)

This 1½-day training:

  • Includes instruction, skills practice, and experiential learning activities in groups on topics including: What Good Goals Look Like, Working with the Family's Definitions, Listening for Goals and Dreams, Using the Family Stress Checklist in the FGP Process, The Stages of Change, Communication techniques, and special techniques to help in developing FGP's with Families.
  • Is a Healthy Families New York training developed by Prevent Child Abuse New York for program staff.

Day 1 is for all new hires and can also be taken as a refresher for experienced staff. Day 2 is only for supervisors and program managers. Pre-requisite: FSW/FAW Core.

Prenatal

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This 2-day training:

  • Targets FSWs, FAWs, Supervisors, and Program Managers.
  • Includes instruction, skills practice, and experiential learning activities in groups on topics including: Fetal Development, Maternal and Paternal Tasks of Pregnancy, Including fathers, Preparation for Birth, Depression, Grief and Loss.
  • Is a Healthy Families New York training developed by Prevent Child Abuse New York for program staff.

Pre-requisite: FSW/FAW Core.

Advanced Training Days

These are offered regionally for Supervisors, Managers, FSWs, FAWs, and Fatherhood Advocates. Topics and themes may vary and are selected in collaboration with Central Administration and program input.

The strength and effectiveness of the HFNY Home Visiting statewide system’s continuation and expansion is supported by the Training and Staff Development Team and by other Prevent Child Abuse New York staff and consultants.