Georgia Home Visiting Institute

2018 Georgia Home Visiting Institute

The Magic of Home Visiting

Tuesday, August 28, 2018


The 2018 Georgia Home Visiting Institute (HVI) was held on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at the Peachtree City Hotel and Conference Center in Peachtree City, Georgia. This day of training provided training and networking opportunities for over 300 home visitors, supervisors, community outreach staff and partners from around the state of Georgia.

Check out the 2018 Home Visiting Institute Program which includes the full agenda and workshop descriptions.


Links to workshop presentations are below:

Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders
Allison O'Hara, Center for Leadership in Disability, Georgia State University 

Taking Care of YOU: Preventing Secondary Traumatic Stress
Janis Williams, LCSW, Center for Child and Family Health, Duke University

Back to Basics: Developing a Healthy and Effective Home Visiting Relationship
Nicole Daughhetee, MA, MEd, NCC

Eat. Move. Talk! for Home Visitors
Audrey Idaikkadar, Georgia Department of Public Health
Resource: Eat. Move. Talk! toolkit

Developmental Milestones and Monitoring: Understanding My Role                                    Developmental Milestones and Monitoring: Communicating with Families
Bridget Ratajczak, Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning

Breaking Through to Success with Homeless Families
Tyese Lawyer and Kim Massenburg, PhD, Our House

From Surviving to Thriving: Serving Refugee and Non-Native Families in the United States
New American Pathways, DeKalb County

Engaging and Retaining Substance Involved Families
Michelle Lanier, MPH, MAC, CACII, Center for Family Research, University of Georgia

Special thanks to the 2018 Georgia Home Visiting Institute planning committee:

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

Mitzi Fears, Georgia Department of Public Health

Paige Ferrell, Healthy Families Georgia

Theresa Glasheen, SafeCare

Jessica Gurnow, Parents as Teachers

Jodi Hudgins, Healthy Start

Sue Laney, Nurturing Parenting

Michelle Lanier, Center for Family Research, University of Georgia

Twanna Nelson, Georgia Department of Public Health

Allison Setterlind, Georgia Head Start State Collaboration Office

Kate Teague, First Steps Georgia

Natasha Worthy, Georgia Department of Public Health