HOVRS in Practice Training Workshop (Edmonton)

Thursday, November 14 - Thursday, November 14
Courtyard by Marriott Edmonton West10011-184 StreetEdmonton, AB

Time: 9:00-4:30 pm

Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019 (register by November 1, 2019)

Time: 9:00-4:30 pm


Courtyard by Marriott Edmonton West, 10011-184 Street,



AHVNA Member: $125.00 (includes lunch)

AHVNA Member rate- in combination with Piccolo Registration: $50

Non Member: $175.00 (includes lunch)

Non Member rate- in combination with Piccolo Registration: $150

Staff in provinically funded home visitation programs (code 355)  are able to attend at no cost as they are covered under a grant. 

Alberta Home Visitation Network Association

is offering

HOVRS in Practice training workshop

HOVRS (Home Visit Rating Scales)- Observational Indicators of Home Visit Quality

This is a one day workshop offered in conjunction with the two day Developmental Parenting and PICCOLO training. it is for both practitioners and supervisors.

PRE-REQUISITE: Must have completed Developmental Parenting and PICCOLO training

What's HOVRS?- Indicators of Home Visit Quality The HOVRS (Home Visit Rating Scales) measures the quality of home visits to families with infants,toddlers and young children. HOVRS was devleoped based on input from practitioners and validated observatons of home visits in 2 infant-toddler home visiting programs and has been adapted for easier use (HOVRS-A) and for observing indicators of excellence into HOVR3S. The HOVRS scales, particularly the home visiting practices quality scales, predict positive outcomes for parenting and child development. A Short video clip of a home visit will provide the opportunity to observe examples of HOVRS indicators and to discuss ways to use the tool effectively to suport effective practices in Developmental Parenting programs.

HOVRS for Practitioners and Supervisors. Programs that deliver parenting support services through home visiting need a way to measure the quality of home visits. By using the HOVRS observation measurement tool, practitioners and supervisors will be able to track their progress toward home visiting that effectively supports Developmental Parenting. The HOVRS tool includes 7 rating scales, supported by research evidence and practitioner descriptions: 4 rating scales of home visiting practices quality (Responsiveness, Relationship, Facilitation, Non-Intrusiveness) and 3 rating scales of family engagement quality (Parent-Child Interaction, Parent Engagement, Child Engagement). This session will describe how HOVRS was developed and its reliability and validity. Video of home visits will provide opportunities to practice scoring HOVR3S and to discuss ways to use the measure to support effective home visiting.

PRE-REQUISITE: Must have completed the Developmental Parenting and PICCOLO and training

Rooms are available at the Courtyard by Marriot at $134 per night. Contact:

Pauline Poirier

Courtyard by Marriott Edmonton West

10011 184 St, Edmonton, AB T5S 0C7  P: 780.638.0129


Register For Event!

AHVNA Members: $125

Non Member: $175

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
Email: programassistant@ahvna.org

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.