Developmental Parenting for Practitioners trg -virtual webinar #1 TIME CHANGE - SOLD OUT

Wednesday, September 23 - Wednesday, September 23
Virtual- ZOOM

Time: 9:30-11:00 a.m.


Alberta Home Visitation Network Association

is offering

Developmental Parenting for Practitioners Training virtual webinar #1

Webinar #1 topic: Developmental Parenting (September 23, 2020): SOLD OUT


Parenting that supports child development and a strengths-based home visiting approach to support it.

This 90-minute session will be based on the principles in the book “Developmental Parenting”.    It will be facilitated by the authors Lori Roggman and Mark Innocenti. This workshop will be valuable for home visitors, family support workers, early childhood professionals and their supervisors. The focus of the developmental parenting program is on showing professionals how to put parents in charge of supporting their children’s development- resulting in strong parent-child relationships, healthy families and improved school readiness.

The webinars are 90 minutes long, interactive, adapted to the group, and require participation from each attendee. A series of webinars with before-webinar homework assignments, which can get you started on improving home visits

Webinar homework may involve readings and discussions, practicing with a measure, writing positive feedback statements, having an online discussion about how the measure fits with current program practices, or other activities.

The Developmental Parenting webinar #1 on September 23, 2020 is a pre-requisite for PICCOLO and HOVRS

What Developmental Parenting is about:

All the training (Developmental Parenting, PICCOLO and HOVRS) is based on practices described in the book, Developmental Parenting: A Guide for Early Childhood Practitioners by Lori Roggman, Lisa Boyce, and Mark Innocenti, (Brookes Publishing, 2008).

Developmental Parenting refers to parent behaviors that support children’s early development and to an intervention approach in which practitioners facilitate developmentally supportive parenting. Many parenting programs aim to help mothers and fathers support their children’s development, but programs vary in their effectiveness. Practitioners in these programs need to know which parenting behaviors support children’s early development (PICCOLO) and which strategies can effectively facilitate those behaviors (ABC's, HOVRS).

To effectively promote developmental parenting, practitioners focus on aspects of parenting that are critical for supporting children’s development and identify what parents already do in their daily lives that can be expanded to support children’s development. Practitioners can use these strategies with parents from diverse ethnicities and backgrounds.

Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 (register by September 4, 2020if you would like to receive the Developmental Parenting book prior to the course)

Time: 9:30-11:00 a.m. TIME CHANGE

Location: Virtual- register on the AHVNA website and a ZOOM link will be sent the week prior to the webinar

Fee:     AHVNA Members:                $75.00 (includes book if you don't already have one)

             Home Visitation spoke:        Free of charge 

             Non-members:                    $100.00 (includes book if you don't already have one)

Staff in provincially funded home visitation programs can attend at no charge as they are covered under a grant.

Provincially funded home visitation programs will be given priority.

                  Priority will be given to AHVNA members

Space is limited, please register early!

Other recommended topics on Developmental Parenting that are being offered - register separately for these workshops at

Webinar 2 topic: Building Relationships (September 30, 2020):

Working with diverse families to support child development by building trust, enjoyment, and communication.

Webinar 3 topic: Responding to family strengths: (November 4, 2020)

Planning home visits together with families, adapting to family strengths that support child development.

Webinar 4 topic: Facilitating developmental parenting: (November 18, 2020)

Feedback and collaboration to build knowledge, skills, and self-efficacy.



Advance registration is required for all participants.

For more information or to register contact the AHVNA office
9321 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton AB T5H 3T7
Phone: 780-429-4787
Fax: 780-429-4784

Payment: We accept payment by credit, cash or cheque.
Please make cheques payable to:
Alberta Home Visitation Network Association

Payments may be dropped off at the office or mailed to the address listed above prior to the workshop date. Receipts will be issued after the workshop.

Cancellation Policy:
We encourage you to send a substitute if you are unable to attend the workshop, as there is a NO SHOW charge for all absent registrants (as we will have made arrangements for food, etc). Cancellations need to be made ONE WEEK prior to the workshop date. Registration fees are non-refundable. Should a workshop not reach its minimum registration requirement, it will be cancelled ONE WEEK prior to the workshop commencement date. Registrants will be informed by email or telephone, and registration fees will be refunded.