Training and Professional Development

Training and Professional Development

The Minnesota Department of Health Family Home Visiting program offers access to and information on a variety of training and professional development opportunities and related resources. For questions or assistance related to training and professional development, please contact

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  • Achieve on Demand: An online training resource aimed specifically at home visitors and their supervisors.¬†Licenses are available through MDH-FHV to those who have their agency’s support to complete one webinar and one self-paced training module each quarter over the next year.¬†To sign up for an Achieve on Demand license please complete the following survey.
  • Institute for the Advancement of Family Support Professionals: The Institute is a free online training resource that offers Family Support Professionals everywhere the opportunity to learn new skills and grow their careers. Use the sites 'Your Compass' tool to assess current knowledge using the National Family Support Competency Framework. When completed, the results are mapped to a personal Career Compass Learning Map which guides home visitors toward the site's most relevant e-learning modules to develop their highest level of proficiency.
  • Communities of Practice (CoP) (Revised)
  • Introduction to Using the Ages Stages Questionnaires: Intended for home visitors who want an introduction to understanding the purpose of developmental and social emotional screening. Participants will also learn how to accurately choose, score and interpret the correct screening questionnaire. Live Webinars will be offered quarterly. To see dates for upcoming sessions or to register, go to the MDH WebEx Training Course list and type ASQ into the search bar on the upper left. For more details on these two introductory trainings, see this ASQ3 and ASQ SE2 Training Webinars Information (PDF) sheet.
  • Keys to Caregiving online e-learning program (KEYS) - To gain access to Keys to Caregiving, please email your name and agency name/address to It is recommended that you have a Keys to Caregiving Study Guide in front of you for the course. This can be purchased at the NCAST Store, Keys to Caregiving Workbook.

Futures Without Violence: Based on best practices, this 6.5 hour training provides education on and tools for screening for Intimate Partner Violence during a home visit as well as resources for referral. It is intended for home visitors, their supervisors, their mental health consultants and their local domestic violence partners. Currently being offered two times a year, in collaboration with the Violence Free Minnesota (formerly MN Coalition for Battered Women), as a live, in-person training in the metro area with video connections to additional facilitated sites in greater Minnesota. Typically offered in April and October, specific dates announced in Tuesday Topics.

Updated Friday, 15-Nov-2019 14:19:25 CST