online resources for family support professionals

online resources for family support professionals

We know that the work of family support professionals never stops and, in fact, grows even more important during a crisis. We hope the resources outlined below help navigate the coming days and weeks.

General Resources:

Ounce of Prevention Achieve OnDemand Webinars and Self-Paced Courses
Staff can access the Ounce of Prevention’s Achieve OnDemand 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:

The Center on the Developing Child also has many of their materials and resources translated into multiple languages, which you can find here.

Zero the 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

COVID-19 Related Resources:

How to Deliver Relationship-Based Services Virtually
This resource from the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health provides a comprehensive overview of things to keep in mind when providing relationship-based services virtually. This resource is available here.

MLPB COVID-19 Resources
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, MLPB has launched a new Digital Digest that curates and translates key developments at the intersection of COVID-19, meeting people's health-related social needs (HRSN), and a fast-changing law and public policy environment.

Zero to Three: Coronavirus Resources
This website includes relevant, timely, and accessible information for both professionals and families. The website can be accessed here.

One Tough Job COVID-19 Resources
This website is updated regularly and includes information for families and professionals. The website can be accessed here.

Resources for Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-being during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Child trauma experts at Child Trends and the Child Trauma Training Center at the University of Massachusetts have put together resources on supporting children’s emotional well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic. These resources are available here.

Be Strong Families: Staying Strong and Positive for Ourselves and Our Children During COVID-19
Be Strong Families provides resources for family support staff to support families to building the protective factors in their lives. They have also created a COVID-19 Support page that includes resources based on each of the protective factors. They are also hosting a series of webinars in both English and Spanish on supporting families during this time.

Advancing the language of HOPE during COVID-19
Dr. Bob Sege started a blog series about Love in the Time of Coronavirus based on the Health Outcomes of Positive Experiences (HOPE) initiative.

The Neurosequential Network Community Meetings on COVID-19
Dr. Bruce Perry has been hosting a series of virtual community meetings, discussing a range of topics related to COVID-19, including stress, resilience, and trauma. The recordings of the virtual meetings can be found here.

Parenting Journey Virtual Forum: Program Delivery in Response to COVID-19
For agencies that implement the Parenting Journey program, there will be a virtual forum on adapting programs in response to COVID-19. The virtual forum will take place on April 1 at 1:00pm. Registration information can be found here.

Mass Mentoring Partnership Staying Connecting: Networking Meeting
Mass Mentoring Partnership is hosting a webinar for mentoring and youth serving organizations to provide people with the opportunity to connect with one another while sharing best practices during this challenging time. Registration information can be found here.