PICCOLO for Practitioners Training (Virtual Webinar Series) Notice Date Change

Friday, November 5 - Friday, December 3
virtual webinar- ZOOM

Time: 9:30-11:30 am unless

Date: Friday, November 5, 2021 and Friday, November 12, 2021 and Friday, November 19, 2021 (No workshop on Friday November 26, 2021) and Friday, December 3, 2021 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. (Register by October 22, 2021)

Location:  Virtual webinar series- ZOOM link will be sent to registrants a few days prior to commencement


AHVNA Member: $150.00

Home Visitation spoke: Free of Charge

Non-Member: $250.00

Note: Staff in provincially funded home visitation program spokes within a family resource network can attend at no charge as they are covered under a grant.  

Provinically funded home visitation programs will be given priority.

Alberta Home Visitation Network Association 

is offering

PICCOLO training virtual webinar series

This four-session series focus on the use of the PICCOLO assessment tool.  Lori Roggman will be facilitating the workshop with Mark Innocenti. This workshop will be valuable for home visitors, family support workers and 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 Developmental Parenting Webinar#1 on Sept 10, 2021 is a pre-requisite for this series.

Click Here to Register for Webinar #1 (A separate registration window will open)

What's PICCOLO?- An Assssment Tool for Developmental Parenting

PICCOLO (Parenting Interactions with Children: Checklist of Observations Linked to Outcomes) is an observational measure of the developmental parenting. Accurate observation of postive parenting behaviours can help practitioners identify Developmental Parenting behaviors to encourage and expand on. PICCOLO is  a valid, reliable, user-friendly assessment tool that guides observations of parenting behaviours in 4-domains: Affection, Responsivenss, Encouragement, and Teaching. Several video observations of parent-child interactions will be part of the training and discussion. 

Week one topic: Webinar #2: Basics of PICCOLO: How PICCOLO was developed, how it is set up, how to observe video and score it (using short example clips), and how to interpret it.

Week two topic: Webinar #3: Preparing to Use PICCOLO: Practicing to get reliable, planning to use the measure, and practicing observational feedback to caregivers.

Week three topic: Webinar #4: Implementing PICCOLO Effectively: How to use PICCOLO to respond to caregiver strengths, plan home visit activities to build on those strengths, and improve program impact and quality.

Week four topic: Webinar #5: Implemeting PICCOLO practice, reliablity and validity

The webinars are 90 minutes long, interactive, adapted to the group, and require participation from each attendee. They are followed by a 30 minute quesiton and sanswer session. This is a series of webinars with before-webinar homework assignments, which can get you started on improving home visits or introducing PICCOLO. Developmental Parenting (offered on January 15, 2021) is a prerequisite for the PICCOLO webinar series.

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.

 *A 2-day workshop is needed to implement PICCOLO. Your site will need to work on scoring reliability by having 2 or more people work together to meet the agreement criteria for the measure across at least 4 observations after the webinar. The facilitators will share guidelines for this process in the 3rd webinar.

Attendance at all four sessions and completion of homework is required for the certificate.


Register For Event!

AHVNA Members: $150

Non Members: $250

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.