Conference 2019: Creating Community Through Connections
Tuesday, April 16 – Wednesday April 17, 2019
10600 Westminster Blvd.
Westminster, CO 80020
The Parent Possible Home Visiting Conference brings together home visitors and supervisors for two days of informative and engaging workshops specifically created for those in the fields of home visiting and early childhood. This conference provides home visiting specific training, professional development, and networking opportunities for over 200 participants from Colorado and neighboring states, along with attendance from representatives of two evidence based home visiting programs, Parents as Teachers National Center and HIPPY USA.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Brad Montgomery
Brad teaches how to Embrace Your Awesomeness to boost productivity, creativity, innovation & profits. He turns typical meetings into transformational events using humor & story. Oh, and he’s pretty funny.
Brad has transformed audiences in all 50 states and on four continents. He’s spoken to dozens of banks, insurance companies, associations, hospitals and Fortune 500 businesses. His past clients include Microsoft, Verizon, the FBI (yes, that FBI) the CIA (yes, that CIA) and the IRS (where he withheld 30% of his best strategies).
Brad specializes in using humor, interactivity, sound, music and visuals to ignite audiences so that they can get more out of themselves and those people around them improve their lives and their jobs. Audiences and meeting planners describe Brad as “authentic.” He’s a real guy on stage and off. Thinking of a canned and over-polished motivational speaker? Brad is the polar opposite.
Other speakers TALK about engagement. But Brad SHOWS you how to harness the power of your own AWESOMENESS in hands-on, experiences that you’ll remember and implement. It’s the difference between a “speech” and an “event.”
Brad lives in Centennial, Colorado with his wife, three kids and one neurotic dog. Although he is proud of his many awards and national credits, he’s convinced that his best feats so far are his kids.
2019 AWARD WINNERS
Thomas A. Fitzgerald PAT Parent Educator of the Year – Patty Webb
Bernice Frieder HIPPY Home Visitor of the Year – Adriana Escamilla Ysguerra
Vroom Champion Award – Letty Bass
Erin Binford Social Justice Award – Mary Martin
Parents as Teachers Blue Ribbon Affiliates – Boulder County PAT, La Familia/The Family Center PAT, The Family Development Center’s Newborn Network PAT, Focus Points Family Resource Center PAT
Tuesday, April 16th
Health, Safety & Wellness
ACEs and BCEs: Balancing the Scale – Elaan Brudno
An Introdution to Mindfulness for Young Children – Arpita Kishen
Beyond Freeze Dance: Movement, Trauma, and Learning – Elise Silva
Supporting Home Visitors with the Infant Mental Health Endorsement – Jean Cimino & Alejandra Lopez
Vicarious Resilience: Building resilience as helping professionals – Laura McArthur
Home Visitor Best Practices & Resources
3 Keys for Empowered Discipline – Mary Dravis-Parrish
Baby Teeth Matter: Understanding the Five Basics of Early Childhood Oral Health – Becky Edwards & Taran Schneider
Building Parental Resilience – Maria Soto
Group Connections Panel – Meg Griffin Donaldson, Amber Troutman & Debbie Butkus
Increasing Social Connections – Jennifer Richardson
Lactation Environments for Thriving Families – Marius Nielsen & Paulina Erices
Lista para una nueva relación! – Encarni Gallardo
Now what? Starting Conversations and Making Referrals for Perinatal Mental Health Concerns – Kelly Stainback-Tracy, MPH & Jennifer J. Paul, Ph.D.
Reflective Practice a Tool for Professional and Personal Growth – Katherine Bair
Innovative Program Strategies
An Overview of the Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support – Teri Haymond & Kathy Kennedy
Benchmarks, C-Stat, and Fidelity – oh my! How we do it. – Olga Lopez & Lilianna Fresquez
Can Texts Nudge Parenting Behavior and Improve Child Developmental Outcomes? (please contact Rebecca Leavy for more information – firstname.lastname@example.org) – Demie Fultz & Rebecca Leavy
Creating Well Being from One Generation to the Next – Mary Alice Cohen
Data, Evaluation and Reporting – Jen Drummond
Effective Evaluation and Messaging Using the CFSA 2.0 – Stuart Sims
Excel Tips for Supervisors – Rachel Breck & Stuart Sims
How Family Literacy Programs Can Contribute to the Success of English Language Learners – Adriann Wycoff
How to Talk about Home Visiting – Heather Tritten
Improving visit frequency and parent connections: tools, strategies, and lessons – Jessica Ruch, Michele Provost & Cory Gorton
Advocacy 101: Become an Advocate for Kids – Laura Knudtson & Jennifer Spires
Running a Report in Visit Tracker – Rachel Breck
Social Determinants of Well-Being for Children and Families: HIPPY’s Role in Supporting Outcomes – Jennifer Henk
Visit Tracker, Look What’s New! – Jen Kuchyt
Vroom Best Practices & Updates – Shelby Jones
Wednesday, April 17th
Home Visitor Best Practices & Resources
Addressing Infant Safe Sleep in Metro Denver – Gloria DeLoach & Kate Jankovsky
AmeriCorps: National Service & Life After – Jackie Rader & Danny Fisher
Are Dads Important Too? – Bert Singleton, Bridget Cunningham, Jennifer Bellamy & Tom Valand
Cuentacuentos y canciones: aprendizaje en forma de diversión – Lupita Ramos
Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood (DC:0-5): An Overview for Home Visitors – Alexandra M. Alfonso, Psy.D.
How authentic Family Engagement strengthens families voice in health, safety & wellness – Princess Mack, Katherine Casillas, Melisa Ruiz & Ray Washington
Increase the Positives, Changing Parent Practice – Virginia Kile & Clea Willow
Kids and Screens – Alberto Pellicer
Love and Logic Toolbox – Amy Cobb
Niños y Pantallas: Tecnología en la Primera Infancia – Alberto Pellicer
Promoting Maternal Wellness Among Latina/o/x Mothers (Promoviendo el Bienestar Maternal en las Mamas Latinas) – Yajaira Johnson-Esparza, Shivani Bhatia, Phuonglan Nguyen, Luisanna Chavez, Sonia Cabrales & Maria Nuñez
Strength Based Relationship Approach for Families and Those Who Work with Familes – Elaan Brudno
The Home Visitor’s Role in Toilet Teaching – Brenda Shover & Iliana Palacios
THIS KID! Strategies for Caregivers to Improve Relationships with Challenging Children – Rebecca Dunn
Using Appreciative Inquiry to Invest in Infant-Caregiver Relationships – Lisa Matter
Navigating Professional Ethics & Boundaries in Home Visiting – Michele Provost
Innovative Program Strategies
Facilitating Attuned Interactions: An Introduction to the FAN Approach to Engaging Families – Kelly Stainback-Tracy, MPH, PT & Susan Huebner, BA
Implementation of Reflective Practice in a Home Visitation Program: Considerations for Personal, Professional, and Organizational Transformation – Emily McNeil & Keri Morgan
Innovations in HIPPY – Jennifer Henk
LAUNCH Panel – Lisa Schell, Jennifer Anton, Sindy Pelayo & Lindsay Reeves
Making Colorado Kids Count in 2020 – Rosemary Rodriguez & Gillian Winbourn
Quality Endorsement Workshop – Michele Provost
Strengthening Communities to Prevent Child Maltreatment: Lessons from Colorado’s New State Framework and Community Planning Process – Kendra Dunn & Vani Tangella
Thank You to Our 2019 Conference Sponsors!
Oracle, The Piton Foundation, DataKeeper, Ryan Gunsauls & O’Donnell (RGO), Point B, The Colorado Trust, Citywide Banks, Alpine Bank, The Denver Channel (Emcee Sponsor), The Rose Foundation (Reception Sponsor) & The Bezos Family Foundation (Conference Bags Sponsor).