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Wrap-Around Training: Who’s Invited?

Delaware Home Visitors, Health Ambassadors, Help Me Grow Call Center Staff, and Parent Educators

This website offers you information about professional development opportunities for Delaware’s

  • Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (DMIEC-HV) Programs:
    • Early Head Start
    • Healthy Families America (programmatically known as Smart Start)
    • Nurse-Family Partnership
    • Parents as Teachers
  • Health Ambassadors/Promotoras who serve communities with Home Visiting Programs
  • Help me Grow Call Center Staff
  • Parent Educators

 Wrap-Around Training: What is it?

What’s wrap-around training? It’s training that supplements the core training provided to staff on the implementation of a particular program model. The thinking is that there are some general topics that staff in each home visiting, health ambassador, and parent education programs will find useful and it will be more efficient to deliver training sessions on those topics to everyone at one time. The added bonus – you get to meet and learn from other professionals who are doing the same kind of work you are! Together you can reflect on your work and support each other as you enhance your expertise.

Why Wrap-Around Training?

The purpose of the wrap-around training and technical assistance described here is to assure that staff in all of Delaware’s home visiting/health ambassador programs are trained to provide effective, high quality services for families and children to reach the home visiting benchmarks of:

  • reduced child injury, abuse, and neglect
  • reduced domestic violence rates
  • improved maternal and childhood health and development
  • increased school readiness

Sponsored by:

  • Delaware’s Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program
  • Delaware Health and Social Services
  • Division of Public Health
  • Maternal and Child Health Bureau
  • Funded by Affordable Care Act


The training sessions offered here are designed to help you develop the competencies you need to serve young children and their families well. You can find a complete list of these competencies at this link:

Summary of Home Visitor Wrap Around Competencies – Aug 2011

Each year, a needs assessment is conducted to determine which training topics/competencies are priorities for the next round of training.


We’re working on the training schedule for the upcoming program year.  The new schedule will be posted as soon as it is available.

To register: 

Click on Training Registration tab on this page.

                        Enter the password homevisitor.

Fill in the reqired information.

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PowerPoints from 2013-14 Training Sessions

November 2013 Session: ACE, Brain Development and Trauma PowerPoint [Click on link below]

HV ACE Brain and Trauma 13 – HV Wrap-around training – November 2013 – Kellie Turner

 December 2013 Session:  Using Trauma & Culture Lens with Protective Factors Framework PowerPoint [Click on link below]

Using Trauma and Culture Lens with the Protective Factors – December 2013 HV Wrap-Around Training

January 2014 Session: Overview of Protective Factors, Concrete Support for Parents, Knowledge of Parenting & Child Development PowerPoint

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PowerPoint:  Overview Protective Factors, Knowledge of Parenting and Child Dev, Concrete Supports – Jan 2014

Feb/March 2014 Session:  Nurturing & Attachment; Promoting Social Emotional Competence in Preschoolers

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Wilmington: Nurturing and Attachment – Protective factor

Dover: Nurturing and Attachment – Protective factor

Part I – Helping Families Promote Children’s Social Emotional Competence – HV Trng

May 2014 Session:

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PowerPoint: Part II – Helping Families Promote Children’s Social Emotional Competence

PowerPoint: Protective Factors – Parental Resilience and Social Connections PPT


June 2014 Session:

Here are the links to the resources mentioned by Dr. Suzanne Milbourne that may help you strengthen protective factors with families through environment-based adaptations.

  • Pinterest site  (two videos I showed:  Go Baby Go!! How One Man’s Trip to Toys ‘R’ Us Brought Mobility to Hundreds of Disabled Kids and Toddler with apraxia Asking for Cheese and Cracker using Ipad with Proloquo2Go and ASL)  Much more to explore!
  •   Delaware Assistive Technology Initiative (DATI) lending library and AT Exchange program (individuals do not have to have a disability/diagnosis to access and use the resources of the DATI).
  • One additional resource that participants may be interested in exploring:  Tots N Tech contains great information that is researched based on using technology with little kids.




You’re busy supporting everyone else . . . look out for yourself, too!

We’ll be offering 6  networking sessions in 2014-15 especially for supervisors. Each session will focus on a discussion topic of interest to supervisors as well as time for supervisors to learn from and support each other in the practice of Reflective Supervision. Bring your supervisory challenges . . . get some help from your colleagues!

Watch here for dates, times, and locations of  2014-15 Reflective Supervision Networking Meetings.


No matter how excellent the instruction is, it’s rare to find people who consistently apply on-the-job what they learned in training. Organizations spend lots of resources on training programs, expecting to achieve lasting, measurable improvements in performance and positive impacts on program results – a goal that is hard to achieve.

The issue is not with trainers or their programs, but with the fact that learning is an on-going process, not an event. You can increase the odds that training will result in improved performance by taking time to reinforce what your staff learned in training.


2012-13:  Here is a brief summary of the key points of 2012-13 training sessions and a few ideas on how you might reinforce this information with your staff.

Developmental Milestones – Wrap-Around Training Session PD2Practice – Developmental Milestones

PD2Practice – Children with Special Needs Part I

PD2Practice – Children with Special Needs Part II

PD2Practice – Children’s Behavioral Health – Part I

PD2Practice – Children’s Behavioral Health – Part II



Feeling stuck, not sure how to address a problem you’re facing in your role as home visitor or health ambassador or supervisor? We all feel like that at one point or another. At those times it might be nice to have someone to . . .

  • answer a question
  • steer you to helpful resources
  • connect you with a peer who’s working on the same problem. . .

Good news! This kind of help is available, one-on-one or in small groups.

Email to set up a phone conference or face-to-face meeting.

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