Evidence-Based Home Visiting Grants
On October 15th & 16th, 2018, the Minnesota Coalition for Targeted Home
Visiting hosted an on-line capacity building meeting for non-profit organizations, local public health, and tribal health agencies as they prepare to submit applications for the new Evidence-based Home Visiting grants.
Core Competencies for Home Visitors
The Home Visiting Core Competencies were drafted by the Practice Matters Workgroup, a subcommittee of the Minnesota Coalition for Targeted Home Visiting.
The purpose of the Core Competencies is to identify the theoretical underpinnings and demonstrated abilities of effective home visiting practice. The Core Competencies are not intended to be an exhaustive inventory of all underpinnings and abilities but rather an attempt to identify the essential foundation to assuring effective home visiting services.
The intended use of the Core Competencies include:
1. Program design and implementation
2. Job development tool
3. Self-assessment tool for home visitors and identification of training needs
The expectation is that individual programs will use the Core Competencies and add to them based on the needs of their program model and design.
The Core Competencies were designed using a framework for professional development recently developed by the Minnesota Department of Health. The Family Home Visiting Professional Development Framework document lays out this framework. In later sections, the “colors” (GOLD, PURPLE, GREEN) referred to reference this framework document. These core competencies will help drive our work in developing trainings for home visitors which will be funded by United Way in the next year.