The Parent-Child Home Program requires that all site coordinators complete 3 days of an Initial Training Institute before implementing the program. This Training Institute is offered by training staff from the National Center, or designated regional representatives, and is scheduled according to demand. Only site coordinators and other staff employed by an agency or school that has signed a Replication Agreement with the PCHP National Center may attend. The next scheduled Training Institutes will take place on:
- January 29-31, 2019 at the PCHP National Center in Mineola, New York
Staff trainings are open to new PCHP Coordinators at both new PCHP sites and existing sites. Registration required. Please contact Michele Morrison at email@example.com for further information and registration form.
All new Site Coordinators are also required to complete their certification by attending a Follow-Up Training within a year of program implementation. The Follow-Up Training is offered in conjunction with the PCHP Annual Conference.
Mission Amarillo is here to serve those in poverty. They do this by multiple programs that help children, teens, and families.
“So what we do, is we go in early before they even get to school. We model for the parents how to talk to their kids, how to play with their kids and how to get them ready so that they will be successful when they get to school,” Christy Jalbert, Parent-Child Home Program Coordinator said.
Trained home visitors visit their families twice a week. Every week the family gets a brand new book or toy that is used to teach the parents how to play and talk to their child.
“Most important for me is getting to watch the parents learn how to interact with their child, to read to them, to play with them, and to see it’s not as structured as they think it should be. Changing that perspective has been very interesting,” Sarah Mapes, a home visitor said.
The program is referral based. It has continued to grow and help more and more each year.
“Because the underprivileged in Amarillo don’t have as many benefits say as someone who is used to having higher education, this sets them up to meet that bar,” Mapes explained.
Jalbert said, “Children growing up in poverty would have heard 30-million fewer words than a higher-income child.”
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