The Parent-Child Home Program National Center sponsors an Annual Conference which takes place in the spring. The two-day conference features workshops for both site coordinators and early learning specialists, and is designed to provide professional development for PCHP staff. Site coordinators (and, if possible, early learning specialists) are strongly encouraged to attend. Many of the workshops cover topics of interest to anyone working in the early childhood or home visiting field, and is open to all of those who are interested.
The 2019 Conference will be held from May 1-2 at the
Long Island Marriott in Uniondale, NY.
2019 Annual Conference Keynote Speakers
Lori Roggman, Ph.D., Professor of Human Development, Utah State University
“Strategies to Promote Resilience: Reflections on Home Visiting”
Dr. Roggman is the lead author of the book, Developmental Parenting, as well as two assessments, the Parenting Interactions with Children Checklist of Observations Linked to Outcomes (PICCOLO) and the Home Visit Ratings Scales (HOVRS). Her research focuses on how parents can support their children’s early development and how home visiting practices can promote developmental parenting.
Timothy Hathaway, Executive Director, Prevent Abuse New York
Presenting the film: “Resilience: The Biology of Stress and Science of Hope”
At PCANY, Mr. Hathaway focuses on initiatives to enhance programs to build strong families and increase the use of Protective Factors to help prevent child maltreatment. He will be presenting the film “Resilience: The Biology of Stress and Science of Hope” followed by a facilitated discussion. The film, directed by James Redford, chronicles the birth of a new movement to use cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction, and disease. Please click here to watch a trailer for the film.
AMARILLO, Texas (KVII) — The Parent-Child Home Program is gearing up for its third year in Amarillo. The program operates in two year increments and is designed to help children ages 2-4 years old and the parent/parents of the child to be prepared for success in school. The program started more than 50 years ago and has expanded to 14 states. Amarillo is the first city in the Lone Star State to offer the program through a non-profit called Mission Amarillo.
The program works with children who are challenged by poverty, limited education along with literacy and language barriers.
“A low income child will have heard 30 million fewer words spoken to them by the time they’re three-years old than a higher income child will,” said Christy Jalbert, director of Parent-Child Home Program.
The program aims to enrich the relationship between children and parents. Jalbert tells ABC 7 News she kicked off the program after seeing first hand that children ages 2-4 and many parents need help in how to prepare for success in school.
“We’ve had kids start out not speaking at all, really not even knowing how to hold a book,” said Jalbert. “They have no interest in books but after two years in the program they love their books. The parents have learned how to talk to their kids and read to them and play with them.
During the first run in Amarillo, the program helped 29 kids. Less funding and a reduction from grants has the program only helping 18 kids this go round.
Please click here to read the full article on ABC 7 Amarillo.