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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Essentials of Home Visiting: MDH license subscriptions ended on June 10, 2021.

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.

Introduction to Using the Ages Stages Questionnaires: Intended for family 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. Registration is required. Click on the date of the session you wish to attend to register. (Minnesota participants only.)


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. Historically has been 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. This training is currently not being offered due to the pandemic and when resumed, it will be announced in Tuesday Topics.



Updated Friday, 10-Dec-2021 08:35:57 CST