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.
PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — One of the winners at the Super Bowl was Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long, who edged out 31 other nominees to win the league’s Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.
Long’s foundation supports the Parent-Child Home Program (PCHP), which provides intensive early literacy support for young children in Philadelphia.
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The organization has been helping Tanisha Johnson’s sons Zaim and Zion Miller learn to read for the last two years.
“He doesn’t have to do anything outside of his profession except play football, so for him to step up and do something outside of his profession, that means he’s a good-hearted person,” said Johnson.
During weekly home visits, PCHP gives children educational items, interactive books and other supplies to encourage literacy. The Chris Long Foundation provides support for these families.
“He has a lot of books. I need a bookshelf from as many books that I have a received from this program,” said Johnson.
Long started his foundation in 2015, with causes that included clean water, supporting vets and youth education.