Virtual HealthySteps Institute
We designed our training to introduce your team to the HealthySteps model and how it will help your practice meet the needs of the infants, toddlers, and families you serve.
Experts from the HealthySteps National Office will share the HealthySteps model and the research behind it, collaborate in implementation planning, and share intervention strategies for your HealthySteps Specialist(s).
In addition, you’ll receive information, tools, and clinical examples to prepare your team to successfully implement the HealthySteps model.
We use a blended approach to deliver the content, including online courses completed independently and live practice and application Zoom calls. Team members, depending on their role, will complete specific online courses and attend specific live sessions.
The training calendar is set in advance and your trainer will work with you and your team to find a date when your practice is ready to train.
You and your team can earn CEUs for all course components. CMEs are coming soon.
Unit A: The What & Why of HealthySteps
We introduce your whole team to the HealthySteps model, the research behind it, the eight Core Components, and our tiered approach to support families of children ages 0-3. Then, we use a case-based approach to explore the application of key concepts of HealthySteps in clinical examples with you. Everyone in the medical practice completes this unit.
|HealthySteps Foundations I: Overview – eLearning||Any time the week before your first Zoom training call||1 hour||Online||Introduction to the HealthySteps model, the research behind it, the eight Core Components, and our tiered approach to supporting families of children ages 0-3|
|Application and Practice||Determined by your practice and your National Office trainer||2 hours||Live via Zoom||Deeper dive into the application of the HS approach (e.g., components, tiers, concepts) through case study examples|
Unit B: Implementation Planning
We will guide your team through an in-depth exploration of the eight Core Components of the HealthySteps model. We will support your team to develop and refine their HealthySteps implementation plan. Team members directly responsible for the implementation of HealthySteps complete this unit.
|Implementation Planning||Determined by your practice and your National Office trainer||2 hours||Live via Zoom||Discussion and planning for the implementation team|
Unit C: Strategies for HS Specialists
Your HS Specialist(s) will learn the knowledge, attitudes, approaches, and skills used to connect with and support families during well-child visits and consultations. HS Specialists are required to attend. We strongly encourage Physician Champions and those who supervise or work closely with HS Specialists to attend too. Not required, but we also welcome you to invite other team members, like behavioral health clinicians and social workers who might benefit.
|HS Foundations II – eLearning||Any time before the Application & Practice call. Foundations should be completed in order.||45 mins||Online||Introduction to the three core principles that guide your work as a HealthySteps Specialist: mindfulness, reflection, and parallel process|
|HS Foundations III – eLearning||Any time before the Application & Practice call. Foundations should be completed in order.||90 mins||Online||Exploration of the three perspectives that influence every visit you have with each family: the provider, the baby, and the caregiver/parent|
|HS Foundations IV – eLearning||Any time before the Application & Practice call. Foundations should be completed in order.||1 hour||Online||Exploration of practical strategies for supporting and partnering with caregivers: seeing the caregiver-child dyad as the patient, managing expectations & teachable moments, positive parenting, and building caregiver’s reflective functioning|
|Application and Practice||Determined by your practice and your National Office trainer||2 hours||Live via Zoom||Clinical vignettes and group discussion|
We’ll provide a quote after confirming the number of sites in your practice.
“The virtual training was beyond my expectations. I am very much looking forward to [taking] on the challenge to support and empower our families with young children.”
–Loretta Au, MD, Chief of Pediatrics, Charles B. Wang Community Health Center
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