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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 Resource Specialists (FRS), Family Support Specialists (FSS), 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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FSS Core—Integrated Strategies for Home Visiting (ISHV)

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This 4-day training:

  • Targets new staff, staff new to the FSS 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.

FRS CORE (Parent Survey for Community Outreach-PSCO)

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This 4-day training:

  • Targets new hires, staff who are new to the FRS position, and 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: FSS/FRS Core.

Program Manager Orientation

  • Offered with one representative from PCANY, OCFS and CHSR each, this orientation covers the roles and tasks of a new PM, the multi-site structure, resources, support, contracts/budgeting/reporting, personnel and staffing, capacity building and other topics related to the program manager position.

"No prerequisites. The supervisor of the program manager is also encouraged to attend this orientation.

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 FSSs, FRSs, 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 adapted by Prevent Child Abuse NY from the HFA Great Beginnings Start Before Birth training curriculum.

Pre-requisite: FSS/FRS Core.

Advanced Training Days

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