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/ Healthy Families Delaware

    • 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


Home Visitor Training Sessions

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:


Home Visitors with Expertise to Share

Do you learn best by having someone demonstrate or talk through things with you individually? Then this is the place for you! 

Lucky for you, there are many home visitors with a wealth of knowledge and expertise in a variety of the competency domains who are willing to share what they know with you. Maybe you’d like to shadow that person on a home visit and have them demonstrate a skill you want to learn. Or maybe you just want them to answer some questions or help you think through a problem you’ve encountered. You can do that by phone, email or in person – whatever works for the two of you.   

Check out the list of home visitors willing to share their areas of expertise. Find the person(s) who knows what you want to learn about. Email them directly to make arrangements to connect with them. 

If the topic you want to learn about isn’t listed, please email janetumble@pcadelaware.org and we’ll try to help you make a connection with a home visitor who can help.

If you are a home visitor with an area of expertise in a particular competency domain you are willing to share with fellow home visitors, please email that information to janetumble@pcadelaware.org and we’ll add you to the list posted here. 

Online Training Opportunities


For Supervisors

You’re busy supporting everyone else . . . look out for yourself, too!  Join your colleagues for discussions that support you in your role as supervisor.

Training for new Supervisors!

“Basics of Reflective Supervision” Wednesday, October 23, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm Children and Families First, 91 Wolf Creek Blvd, Suite 1, Dover DE

Register by emailing janetumble@pcadelaware.org

Questions? Please email:  janetumble@pcadelaware.org