Serving Diverse Families

Focus Group 1

Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 1 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. (during lunch on your own)

*We will have a pop up food station near the Focus Group so that you may purchase your lunch quickly, as we encourage you to eat while participating.

 

Presenters: 

Christie Olden, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Willeen Whipple, Director, Cultural Programming and Services
Aminah Williams, Parent Educator


Description: 

Come share what cultural competency means to your program (state, tribal, and/or global). We'll discuss what portions of the curriculum or knowledge studio products you refer to when working with a diverse family. Together we will identify gaps, that could aide in the creation of future tools to support your work with diverse families in your communities.


APR Feedback

Focus Group 2

Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Presenters: 

Maia Elkana, Implementation Data Specialist
Michael Sophir, Evaluation and MIECHV Data Analyst


Description: 

We are seeking feedback from Affiliate Administrators and Supervisors on their APR process. We are interested in the entire journey, from the roadblocks you experience putting data in (particularly those APR items that are challenging or confusing), to effectively using the results you get out. We will discuss how your Affiliate is currently using your APR data, and will explore how Parents as Teachers National Center can successfully support you in making the APR work for you.
 


Technology:  Supporting Now and the Future of Home Visiting


Focus Group 3

Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 1 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. (during lunch on your own)

*We will have a pop up food station near the Focus Group so that you may purchase your lunch quickly, as we encourage you to eat while participating.


Presenter: 

Angela Rau, Virtual Parenting Education Specialist


Description:  

The purpose of this focus group is to better respond to and support your innovative technology needs as a Parent Educator. Come prepared to share what exciting technology you are using or dreaming of, such as:  websites, apps, blogs or shared workspaces. Plus, we invite you to discuss what some of your concerns may be with technology.  

No worries, you don't have to be tech savvy to have a voice in this conversation!
 


Quality Endorsement Process Feedback 

Focus Group 4

Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Presenters:

Lindsay Fondow, Manager of Quality Improvement
Sondra Horowitz, Director of Quality Improvement


Description:

We are interested in hearing from Supervisors who have completed the Quality Endorsement and Improvement process (QEIP) by submitting a Self-Study. We want feedback on your experience going through the QEIP process; from the Essential Requirements Review, through the receipt of your final report.  Come share your thoughts about what worked and what could be done better. We are nearing the end of our first, five-year QEIP cycle. Your participation in the Focus Group will be used to shape and improve the process for the next five-year cycle.