Thrive Washington is pleased to announce that the 3rdedition of the NEAR@Home toolkit is now available and offers home visitors more guidance on how to safely, respectfully and effectively address Adverse Childhood Experiences with the families they serve.
This new edition reflects what was learned when the toolkit was incorporated into a Facilitated Learning Process with 225 home visitors and 54 supervisors in the four states of federal Region X: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. It’s also informed by the evaluation work of our partners at Organizational Research Services and Portland State University.
Over the past year, the NEAR@Home team sought to learn how the toolkit and process fit with different cultures and communities of families — and the home visiting staff who serve them. They wanted to learn what adaptations were needed for home visitors to be able to find themselves in this trauma-informed, social justice-based process for bringing NEARsciences to families. More information about this Facilitated Learning Process and how to bring NEAR@Home into your local home visiting efforts is available at NearAtHome.org.
The NEAR@Home Toolkit was first released in 2015 and remains a free resource. It has been downloaded more than 5,000 times by people all over the world. It is supported by a Region X MIECHV Innovation Grant.
About the Region X Innovation Grant
2019: This Region X project is 100% funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program, #UH4MC30465, total award of $3,957.620.00. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.
2016: This project was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number 27391; 27399; 27413; and 27463, representing Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, Region X Maternal and Infant Early Childhood Home Visiting Program. This information or content and conclusions are those of the authors and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.