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.

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. Registration is required. Click on the date of the session you wish to attend to register.

Please note that the instructors for this training have all been temporarily reassigned to MDH COVID-19 response through July 2020. Additional training opportunities will be added when trainers return to their Family Home Visiting assignments.

Keys to Caregiving online e-learning program (KEYS) - The KEYS to Caregiving Program (KEYS) is an on-line course that provides information about infant behavior, how it impacts caregiving and how it can help professionals translate this knowledge for use by parents. 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 Parent-Child Relationship Programs (formerly 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. 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. Planning to offer three in-person only sessions in 2020, specific location and dates will be announced in Tuesday Topics.



Updated Wednesday, 29-Apr-2020 16:50:26 CDT