Start Early’s Essentials of Home Visiting Webinars and Self-Paced Courses
Staff can access the Start Early’s Essentials of Home Visiting online learning opportunities, including webinars and self-paced courses.
Center on the Developing Child Website
This website includes innovative, research-based information and materials that are presented in a relevant, accessible manner. Here are some of the topics they highlight:
- An Introduction to Early Childhood Development
- Brain Architecture
- Serve and Return
- Toxic Stress
- Executive Function & Self-Regulation
The Center on the Developing Child also has many of their materials and resources translated into multiple languages, which you can find here.
You can also find resources on supporting families during the COVID-19 pandemic here.
The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University has recently created a new podcast series called The Brain Architecture. The series focuses on the specific, practical questions that often arise for parents and caregivers during the critically important period of early childhood. Please find more information here.
The Center on the Developing Child recently published an infographic on How Racism Can Affect Child Development.
Zero to Three Website
This website includes extensive, research-based resources, materials, and videos that are relevant for both parents and home visiting staff. Many of their resources are also available in Spanish. While some materials are restricted to Zero to Three members, there are several resources that are publicly available.
One Tough Job Website
This website includes timely and relevant information for parents, including resources they can access based on their child’s age. The website is also available in Spanish and can be a helpful tool for home visitors when thinking about information to share with families.
Resource Toolkit for Home Visiting and Other Early Childhood Professionals
This website provides current research and resources to support for staff who work with infants, toddlers, young children and their families and caregivers. You will also find links to several resources, articles, webinars, and websites
Children’s Trust Fund Alliance
This website provides staff with access to the Bringing the Protective Factors to Life Online Training. The training consists of the following modules:
- Introduction & Overview
- Concrete Supports
- Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development
- Parental Resilience Social Connections
The Children’s Behavioral Health (CBH) Knowledge Center
The Children’s Behavioral Health (CBH) Knowledge Center is located at the Department of Mental Health and this website provides information about webinars and resources related to children’s behavioral health.
Injoy Health Education Webinars
The webinars cover a wide variety of topics for childbirth educators and coordinators. This interactive experience will provide you with insight and information to help improve and enrich your interactions with new parents.
New England Public Health Training CenterThe New England Public Health Training Center provides training and professional development opportunities for a range of public health professionals.
Promise Venture Studio
This website provides interactive events showcasing promising innovations in parent support programs.
Early Childhood Connector
The Early Childhood Connector is an online community that provides people working in the early childhood field to connect with one another, share information, and support best practices.
- Headspace: Headspace offers a free series for beginners wanting to learn more about mindfulness and meditation as well as some short YouTube videos that can be found here. To access your free trial, search “Headspace” in the app store.
- UCLA Mindful: This app was developed by the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center and provides guided activities to support your mindfulness practice. The app is available in both English and Spanish. To access this app, search “UCLA Mindful” in the app store.
- Calm: There are some additional resources from the that can be of use to staff and families. This includes background sounds, guided meditations, and simple yoga stretches. To access this app, search “Calm” in the app store. Kids Included Together (KIT): Breathe and Relax: Self-Care Strategies: View this previously recorded webinar to learn techniques to calm and recenter yourself.