Presentation on theme: "DC Home Visiting Summit Tuesday Nov. 27, 2012 The Family Place Washington, DC 202-265-0149 Haley Wiggins Executive Director"— Presentation transcript:
DC Home Visiting Summit Tuesday Nov. 27, 2012 The Family Place Washington, DC 202-265-0149 www.thefamilyplacedc.org Haley Wiggins Executive Director email@example.com
The mission of The Family Place is to empower low income families and to foster the optimal development of their young children through educational and support services. The Family Place Family Literacy Family Wellness Family Stability The Family Place
What is HIPPY? Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters HIPPY is a parent involvement, school readiness program that helps parents prepare their three, four, and five year old children for success in school and beyond. The parent is provided with a set of carefully developed curriculum, books and materials designed to strengthen their children's cognitive skills, early literacy skills, social/emotional and physical development. The Family Place
The HIPPY Model The Family Place 4 Key Features of the HIPPY Model 1. Developmentally appropriate curriculum 2. Role play as the method of teaching 3. Staffed by home visitors from the community and supervised by a professional coordinator 4. Weekly home visits interspersed with group meetings as the delivery methods. A model HIPPY site serves up to 180 children with one coordinator and 12-18 part-time home visitors.
The HIPPY program at The Family Place School YearFunding SourceFamilies Served 2010-2011OSSE Early Childhood Education45 2011-2012OSSE Early Childhood Education Department of Health 60 120 2012-2013OSSE Early Childhood Education Department of Health 60 120 180 The Family Place
DOH Enhancement of the HIPPY Program at The Family Place Additional Components Focus on Wards 5, 7 & 8 7 New Assessments DOH Data System The Family Place
DOH Assessments These assessments were chosen according to HRSA requirements for the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program. 1. Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale 2. Early Childhood Home 3. Adult Adolescent Parenting Inventory (AAPI) 4. Parenting Stress Index 5. Ages and Stages Questionnaire 6. Ages and Stages Questionnaire: Social Emotional 7. Abusive Behavior Inventory The Family Place
DOH Data Base Designed to measure the HRSA Benchmarks Tailored specifically to HIPPY USA requirements Active creation, implementation, and troubleshooting IT team The Family Place
Successes and Challenges The Family Place SuccessesChallenges Recruitment and retention of at-risk families. Recruiting families in specific wards rather than based on risk factors. Administration of assessments. Training and coordination required to administer, score, and input assessments. Collaboration and support of DOH staff and IT team.