Virtual Book Club Tuesdays - DP Part 1- Home Visitation

Tuesday, October 27 - Tuesday, December 8

Time: 1:30-2:30 pm

Alberta Home Visitation Network Association

is offering a

Virtual Book Club (VBC)

Developmental Parenting Part 1 – Home Visitation

This 7-week, one hour weekly virtual book club will be offered via Zoom.

Our First Book Club Selection:

Developmental Parenting - A Guide for Early Childhood Practitioners

What is Developmental Parenting? Join AHVNA’s Virtual Book Club to find out what all the excitement is about. What do parents do to support their child’s development? How does a Home visitor facilitate positive parent-child interactions and why is this important?

Find out what the ABC’s of facilitated developmental parenting look like and why. Together we will read and reflect on each chapter of Developmental Parenting– A Guide for Early Childhood Practitioners, by Lori Roggman, Lisa Boyce and Mark Innocenti.

Developmental Parenting books have been provided to individuals who attended Piccolo training through AHVNA. It outlines the work home visitors do between PICCOLO observations and does not need to be used in conjunction with PICCOLO. In other words, it lays out a method for daily home visits, including how to plan activities, in a way that facilitates parents in developing skills to support their child when they move on from your home visitation program.

You do NOT need to have taken PICCOLO training to use this book or to attend the book club.

Pre-requisite: NONE

This book club covers chapters 1-7, 12 and 13 of the Developmental Parenting book, which focuses on the work directly done with families and touches on the support of this work.

Who should attend:

Any AHVNA member with an interest in exploring the practice of home visitation and how to apply theory to actual home visits, supervision, outcomes and/or program evaluation.

What to expect from AHVNA’s Virtual Book Club:

The AHVNA Virtual Book Club engages in reflection, discussion and mutual learning to develop and inform our practice.  Discussions take place in a safe, respectful environment intended to stretch our thinking and enrich our practice.

After each discussion, you will receive an email with a few questions intended to guide, but by no means limit, our reading and exploration of the next section.

What will be expected of Participants:

Participants will be expected to read a selection of  the Developmental Parenting book weekly (about 15-30 pages per week)

Attend once weekly virtual book club discussions via Zoom.

Come to the discussion with a curious and reflective mind; looking to learn and share.

Complete a brief Survey Monkey evaluation to provide feedback.


AHVNA is aware that given our current world circumstances, not everyone has access to their copy of this book and staff not yet trained may not have a copy (they are welcome; there is no prerequisite for the virtual book club).

Now more than ever, we find ourselves exercising the flexibility inherent to home visitation in all parts of our work and daily lives.  Creative problem solving and ideas are encouraged.

Connect with AHVNA if you don’t have access to the book; we may be able to support you with getting one.

Date: October 27, 2020 - December 8, 2020 (weekly on TUESDAYS)

Time: 1:30-2:30 pm (note: October 27 will start at 1:00 pm)

Location: Zoom Link will be emailed to registrants the morning of each weekly discussion

Contact ahead of time if you would like assistance with using Zoom

Fee: Included in AHVNA Membership

Books (if needed, please indicate in comments):

Provincially Funded Family Resource Network Home Visitation Team Members: no charge

AHVNA members: $50 per book

Non Members: $75 per book 

Books are cost recovery and include shipping

Cost: FREE with Preregistration

Register For Event!

AHVNA Member: $50

Non member: $75

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.