Developmental Parenting Workshop July 31 - August 2, 2018
University Inn 507
View of USU's Old Main building with the Wellsville mountains in the background.
Developmental Parenting Workshop July 31 - August 2, 2018
University Inn 507
Man coloring with girl.
Developmental Parenting Workshop July 31 - August 2, 2018
University Inn 507
Meeting in an auditorium.

Developmental Parenting WORKSHOP

Ideas, Skills, and Tools to Engage Parents in Supporting Children's Early Development
Lori Roggman, Mark Innocenti, & Gina Cook

July 31-August 2
University Inn, Utah State University

Workshop for home visitors, supervisors, and others working in programs to improve parenting of infants and young children

3 days of presentations, discussions, learning activities, and sharing ideas to develop effective practices for engaging parents in supporting their children's development:
  • Day 1: Developmental parenting: What is it? What does it look like? What tools help?
  • Day 2: PICCOLO: How do you score it? How can you use it to coach parents?
  • Day 3: HOVRS: How do you score it accurately? How can you use it to coach home visitors?

What the workshop is about: Developmental parenting refers to parent behaviors that support children's early development and to an intervention approach that facilitates developmentally supportive parenting. Participants learn to identify parenting behaviors that support children's early development (PICCOLO) and observe strategies that can effectively facilitate those behaviors (HOVRS).

Workshop format: 3 days (24 hrs) of presentations by the authors, interactive discussions, video observations, small group work, and other activities. Participants receive Developmental Parenting, the PICCOLO (Parenting Interactions with Children: Checklist of Observations Linked to Outcomes) User's Guide, the revised Home Visit Rating Scales, and a packet of forms and other handouts. Content is equivalent to a 2-day PICCOLO workshop and a 2-day HOVRS workshop, as recommended for integrating these tools into practice, which means participants will be prepared to begin using both of these tools.

Salt Lake City is the nearest airport, and transportation to Logan is provided by Salt Lake Express. Lodging at the University Inn, the workshop location, includes free breakfast, wifi, and parking.

Registration is now open!