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THE VISITOR — DE HOME VISITING NEWSLETTER
Volume 05, Issue 3 — December 2020
 
ROLLING THROUGH LIFE
 
Christine Stoops, the statewide co-state leader for Parents as Teachers, had a conversation with TaLisha Grzyb, a Parents as Teachers mom, an author and a disability influencer, that she shared below. Ms. Grzyb is excited to share her message on as many platforms as possible.  

TaLisha Grzyb has three sons under the age of 4, has written four children’s books, and holds the title of Ms. Wheelchair Delaware. She wrote her first book, Rolling Through Life with Mommy, for her sons because she knew they would ask questions about why she is in a wheelchair. She knows that children learn best through books and play. Friends and family members encouraged her to publish the books, because others may benefit from them. Her other books include Rolling Through Life with Mommy: Christmas Holiday; Rolling Through Life with Mommy: The Beauty Pageant; her most recent release, Rolling Through Life with Mommy: The COVID-19 Virus. Through these books, she emphasizes that the only thing she is unable to do is walk.


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Delaware Home Visitors brought families closer together in 2020: Thank You!
WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OUR COMMUNITY?
Home Visitor Wrap-Around Training Update

Wrap-around training has been rescheduled around COVID-19. Dates and details are coming on these sessions: “Teaching Young Children Social-Emotional Skills” and “Exploring the Impact of Poverty on Children and Families.”  

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Data Digest from Vik 

Six regions at high risk for adverse health were identified by data from the 2020 MIECHV Needs Assessment. Plus, our Home Visitor Survey spots encouraging and troubling trends.

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A Teen-Mom Success Story 

Features Lisa, a certified parent educator, and the young mom of two she helped to successfully earn her high school diploma and a college degree.

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“Making Connections” Virtual Conference

Learn how the conference inspired our Healthy Families Delaware home visitors and staff with guidance and new training resources to engage and serve Delaware families.   

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Home Visiting Champion of the Quarter: 
Flower Habte-Burton


Celebrating a champion, Flower Habte-Burton, for eight years as a visiting family support specialist. Learn how her dedication and support for families in need accomplishes so much. 

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Nurse-Family Partnership Making Virtual Learning Fun

Pajamas, Pumpkins, and Prevention of Smoking virtual conference used fun and fundamentals to help us overcome COVID-19 burnout.

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The Important Work Home Visitors Do

“Honk if you love home visitors” yard signs salute PAT, EHS, and DECC staff members for their October–November efforts to promote self-care, family health, and fire safety.  


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Success Stories from
Help Me Grow 2-1-1 Call Center 


New Moms and Newborns recounts the story of Deborah Finch, a child development specialist, and how she calls to follow up with new mothers and their infants.

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Profiles in Population

Take a look at MIECHV statistical data on Delaware and check out the release of the 2020 Home Visiting Yearbook here.   


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COVID-19 Resource Guides for Parents/Caregivers/Professionals in English and Spanish 

Toolkits for parents and caregivers offer down-to-earth advice and guidance on disease prevention, family safety, and caring for children during a crisis. 

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Save the Date: Home Visiting Community Advisory Board (HVCAB) Meeting, January 25, 2021, from 9 to 11 a.m.
GoToMeeting link will be provided closer to the scheduled date.

 
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