Volume 6, Issue 1 — May 2021
Those of you who are new to home visiting may be wondering, “What’s wrap-around training?”  Wrap-around training provides learning opportunities that supplement the core training provided by the particular program model that employs you. The thinking is that there are some general topics that staff in each home visiting, health ambassador, and parent education program will find useful, and it will be more efficient to deliver training sessions on those topics to everyone at one time. The added bonus is that you get to meet and learn from other professionals who are doing the same kind of work you are! Together, you can reflect on your work and support each other as you enhance your expertise

Pregnant women have many questions about the  COVID-19 vaccine and its impact on unborn babies.  These fact sheets from are full of good news and helpful information you can share. Download in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole
Data Digest from Vik

Vikrum Vishnubhakta shares his latest data analytics and insights on our program’s breastfeeding and sleep behavior benchmarks to date, and how to continually improve on them.   

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Exciting Happenings and Testimonials from Nurse-Family Partnership 

Nothing communicates the hope and help home visitors provide like personal testimonials. “My boyfriend and I were homeless and scared about having a baby and finding a place to live. NFP helped me get ready and stay organized.”

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News from Children & Families First Head Start Program 

Children & Families First’s program started in September 2020. Today, it serves up to 48 children in Sussex County. Learn how the program’s activities, socializations, and parental discussions have helped so many underserved families through the pandemic.

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NFP Shares the Positives of COVID-19

It’s always gratifying when a COO like NFP’s Charlotte Min-Harris personally joins our nurse, client, and child for a telehealth visit. Good things happen!   

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Dual Generation Center at Stubbs Early Education Center

Learn about the center’s opportunities for adults in parenting skills, literacy, financial education, GED preparation, and job training — plus, the center also houses important state services.

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ChristianaCare Health Ambassador Program Hosts Baby Shower Events 

This program didn’t let the pandemic postpone this event for expectant mothers. Enjoy the full details and event pictures! 

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Introduction to the ChristianaCare Health Ambassador Program

Health Ambassadors work with mothers before, during and after pregnancy to ensure they have access to resources and education to support their newborn,  and family.   

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Coming Up this Weekend! Books Balls & Blocks: Problem Solving, Saturday May 15 

Tune in this Saturday at 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. in English and 12:00 p.m. for Spanish. The topic is problem solving for 3 and 4 year olds. The 10:00 a.m. event will be streamed live on the Delaware Thrives Facebook page. 

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Westside Family Health Ambassador Events

Join us online for our next Male Involvement  Session — “Being a Dad Doesn’t Come with a Manual” — scheduled for May 18 at 6:30 p.m. 

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Save the Date: Home Visiting Community Advisory Board (HVCAB) Meeting, Monday, July 26. 

Join us from 9 to 11 a.m.
Go To Meeting Link will be provided closer to the scheduled date.

Home Visiting Champion of the Quarter 

Learn about DECC PAT team member Kyo Romisch. Her home visiting videos on best practices, part of our 20/20 Video Series, have been watched by many, and she’ll soon participate in a project with PBS in St. Louis.  

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Submitted by: Christine Hoeflich-Olley, Program Manager, Home-Based Programs

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