Family Home Visiting Training

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For registration and training descriptions/requirements in your region, CLICK on the training links below.

For registration and training descriptions/requirements for our on-line course, Keys to Caregiving Program E-Learning (KEYS) go to Keys to Caregiving Program description page.

Note: To be added to the waitlist for a full class, please e-mail your name and contact information to health.fhv@state.mn.us.


  • Growing Great Kids (GGK)
    Description: Growing Great Kids (GGK) is a comprehensive curriculum that supports the development of nurturing and empathetic parent-child relationships pre-birth to 36 months. It does so within the context of the ...
    Date(s)/location(s):
    Monday, October 13, 2014 – Stearns County Service Center(Waite Park) Monday, November 17, 2014 – City of Bloomington - Public Health Division(Minneapolis) Monday, March 30, 2015 – Stearns County Service Center(Waite Park) Monday, July 6, 2015 – Stearns County Service Center(Waite Park) Monday, October 12, 2015 – Olmsted County Public Health(Rochester)

  • Integrated Strategies For Home Visiting (IS)
    Description: Integrated Strategies (IS) is a competency development seminar for home visitors partnering with families, starting prenatally or shortly after birth, to strengthen their family relationships and to o ...
    Date(s)/location(s):
    Monday, January 12, 2015 – Dakota County Northern Service Center(West St. Paul) Monday, April 13, 2015 – Renville County Office Building(Olivia)

  • Motivational Interviewing - An Introduction
    Description: Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a client centered technique that is designed to assist professionals to support families in making behavioral changes. This training will promote the practice of MI w ...
    Date(s)/location(s):
    Monday, October 20, 2014 – Becker County Human Services(Detroit Lakes)

  • Motivational Interviewing Coaching for Family Home Visitors (MI-C-FHV)
    Description: Motivational Interviewing (MI) Coaching for Family Home Visitors consists of a series of 3 conference call meetings with an MI trainer. The overall objectives of the coaching sessi ...
    Date(s)/location(s):
    Thursday, September 4, 2014 – Conference Call(St. Paul) Thursday, September 4, 2014 – Conference Call(St. Paul) Thursday, February 26, 2015 – Conference Call(St. Paul)

  • Motivational Interviewing Coaching for Supervisors
    Description: The goal of coaching is to embed the skills and knowledge which lead to competence in the practice of MI within the context of supervision, leading or coaching family home visiting staff.

    Date(s)/location(s):
    Monday, November 3, 2014 – Conference Call(St. Paul) Monday, November 3, 2014 – Conference Call(St. Paul) Thursday, February 26, 2015 – Conference Call(St. Paul)

  • Motivational Interviewing for Supervisors (MI-S)
    Description: Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a client centered technique that is designed to assist professionals to support families in making behavioral changes. This training will promote the practice of MI w ...
    Date(s)/location(s):
    Thursday, October 23, 2014 – Stearns County Public Health(Waite Park)

  • NCAST Parent Child Interaction (PCI)
    Description: The NCAST Parent-Child Interaction (PCI) Feeding and Teaching Scales are used for measuring parent-child interaction and communication behaviors. The Sleep Activity Record (SAR) can help pregnant moth ...
    Date(s)/location(s):
    Tuesday, September 16, 2014 – Renville County Office Building(Olivia) Tuesday, November 18, 2014 – Washington County Service Center(Cottage Grove) Wednesday, January 14, 2015 – MDH Bemidji(Bemidji) Tuesday, March 10, 2015 – Watonwan County Human Services(St. James) Tuesday, March 17, 2015 – Stearns County Service Center(Waite Park) Tuesday, July 14, 2015 – Crow Wing County Land Services Building(Brainerd) Tuesday, August 18, 2015 – MDH-Fergus Falls Office(Fergus Falls) Tuesday, September 15, 2015 – MDH - Rochester(Rochester) Tuesday, November 3, 2015 – City of Bloomington - Public Health Division(Minneapolis)

  • NCAST: Re-Reliability (NCAST-RR)
    Description: This training is designed for professional level practitioners who achieved reliability for NCAST Parent Child Interaction (PCI) Feeding and Teaching Scales (used to measure parent-child interaction a ...
    Date(s)/location(s):
    Tuesday, May 5, 2015 – Renville County Office Building(Olivia) Wednesday, May 13, 2015 – MDH - Duluth/Duluth Technology Village(Duluth) Tuesday, November 17, 2015 – Ramsey County Public Health(Maplewood) Wednesday, November 18, 2015 – Itasca Resource Center(Grand Rapids)

  • Parent Survey
    Description: The Parent Survey is an evidence-based, standardized, and comprehensive assessment tool. It is designed to learn about the strengths and challenges facing new and expectant parents and determine which ...
    Date(s)/location(s):
    Monday, October 13, 2014 – MnDOT Training and Conference Center (Shoreview) Monday, June 22, 2015 – Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services Building(Willmar)

  • Partners In Parenting Education (PIPE) Curriculum Training
    Description: Partners In Parenting Education (PIPE) curriculum is designed to strengthen relationships by increasing the emotional availability of parents/primary caregivers. It is an experiential curricula and tr ...
    Date(s)/location(s):
    Tuesday, September 16, 2014 – MDH Bemidji(Bemidji)

  • Partners in Parenting Education (PIPE) Booster: BECOMING STRATEGY STRONG
    Description: The Partners In Parenting Education (PIPE) curriculum is designed to strengthen relationships by increasing the emotional availability of parents/primary caregivers. It is an experiential curricula an ...
    Date(s)/location(s):
    Friday, September 19, 2014 – Stearns County Service Center(Waite Park)

Other Training Resources and Support

Family Home Visiting Training Plan (completed June 2008 and approved by the FHV Steering Committee on July 29, 2008)

Early Education and Development

Reflective Practice / Promoting Infant Mental Health

To view upcoming Maternal & Child Health (MCH) education and training opportunities go to the MDH Maternal & Child Health education and training registration system. This system allows you to find all upcoming MCH trainings.

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