Training FAQs - Family Home Visiting

Training & Professional Development - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

For information about a specific Family Home Visiting training go to Training and Professional Development

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How do I know what trainings I need to take?

There is not a simple answer to this question. It depends on the type of family home visiting practice that you are providing as well as if you are part of a home visiting model or working outside of a model. The Minnesota Department of Health Maternal and Child Health (MCH) nurse consultants can help guide your program regarding model requirements.

The Minnesota Family Home Visiting Section recommends using several screening tools. Training is offered by FHV in the use of some tools and screening resources are available on the Information for Home Visitors and Supervisors and Information for Minnesota Tribal Home Visiting Staff pages. On the family home visiting training webpage if you click the Title of the training there is information within the Training Description regarding specific requirements for specific training. Information in the Intended Audience is also useful when deciding which course to take.

Contact the MDH Nurse Consultant or to discuss questions and options.

How do I register or get on the wait list for an in-person training?

New in-person training offerings are announced in MDH’s weekly Family Home Visiting Tuesday Topics e-bulletin (click the red envelope at the top right of this page to subscribe). To browse the eLogic training catalog and register, use the eLogic End User Instructions. If the training is full, eLogic will place you on a wait list and notify you if there is an opening.

May I get a certificate of attendance?

Certificates are designed to include the information needed to meet most licensing requirements. We do not offer certificates for recorded webinars. Keys to Caregiving includes a certificate that may be printed by the participant upon completion. For in-person training, a certificate will be e-mailed after training.

Participants receive a contact hours certificate not CEU, for family home visiting training.

What if I need to cancel my registration or the training is cancelled?

Class size is limited and trainings fill fast. There are many family home visitors who need to take training, so if you need to cancel, please help us by cancelling using your account in eLogic as soon as possible. This will allow for those on the wait list may be able to attend. PLEASE do not send a substitute in your place.

Minnesota Department of Health reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a training due to low enrollment, weather or unforeseen circumstances. MDH is not responsible for travel arrangements, travel fees or any expenses incurred as a result of such cancellation. If MDH cancels a class, registrants will be notified at the e-mail addresses provided by the registrant on their registration.

Will food be provided?

Beverages and snacks will not be provided. Lunch is one hour on your own unless noted on the training description. Please feel free to bring your own beverages/snacks. Some locations do not have on-site vending or readily accessible food service. Please plan accordingly.

Are there lactation rooms available at the training site?

Accommodations vary, depending on the facility. Please note this need on your registration. The trainers and facility will have information about a lactation room on the day of training.