Georgia Home Visiting Institute

THANK YOU for making the 2017 Georgia Home Visiting Institute a success!
We look forward to seeing you all again next year.


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The 2017 Georgia Home Visiting Institute (HVI) was held on Monday, August 28, 2017 at the Peachtree City Hotel and Conference Center in Peachtree City, Georgia. This year's theme was Setting Boundaries for Success. The target audience included Georgia’s home visitors and their supervisors, community outreach staff and family support staff.  

Check out the 2017 Home Visiting Institute Program.

Links to presentations are below:


Know Thyself: What You Want, What You Need, and What You Really Have Control Over as a Home Visitor
Josh Spitalnick, Ph.D, ABPP


Establishing Professional Boundaries in Home Visiting, Josh Spitalnick, Ph.D., ABPP         Handouts: Compulsive Fixer/Rescuer Self Assessment   Professional Boundary Self Assessment

Finding Our Way Together: The Impact of an Influentual Supervisor                                            Monica A. Swayne, LCSW, LLC  

Promoting Infant Mental Health in Home Visiting
Mimi Graham, Ph.D.

Safety: The Foundation of Home Visiting
Sue Laney, DHL, Ped. D.
Handouts: New Home Visitor Service Delivery Logic Model  Safety Guidelines 

Healthy Moms Happy Babies: Moving Beyond Screening for Domestic Violence to Building Safety and Empowerment
Rebecca Levenson, MA
Handout: Relationship Assessment Tool in English and Spanish

Special thanks to the 2017 Georgia Home Visiting Institute planning committee:

Gabrielle Bargerstock, Nurse-Family Partnership
Sara Jane Blackman, Parents as Teachers
Katrina Brantley, Georgia Department of Public Health
Anita Brown, Center for Family Research, University of Georgia
Deborah Chosewood, Georgia Division of Family and Children Services
Paige Ferrell, Healthy Families Georgia
Theresa Glasheen, SafeCare
Lisa Goldman, Early Head Start-Home Visiting
Jessica Gurnow, Parents as Teachers
Jodi Hudgins, Healthy Start
Sue Laney, Nurturing Parenting
Michelle Lanier, Center for Family Research, University of Georgia
Allison Setterlind, Georgia Head Start State Collaboration Office
Kate Teague, First Steps Georgia
Natasha Worthy, Healthy Start