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Home Visiting: Getting kids off to a good start

Originally webcast May 15, 2008

Karen Schimke - President and CEO
Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy

Peggy Sheehan RN, BSN, IBCLC
Program Manager
Schenectady County Public Health Services

This program will provide insight into the different models of home visiting, and highlight Schenectady County’s home visiting programs.  Peggy Sheehan will share key lessons learned in Schenectady, and provide practical advice for enhancing program success.  Karen Schimke will provide an overview of the research on home visiting, models of home visiting in New York State, and their relative strengths.

Program Objectives
After watching this broadcast participants will be able to:

  • Provide the rationale and cite evidence supporting the effectiveness of home visiting in promoting early childhood development
  • Describe different models of home visiting
  • List strategies for engaging stakeholders, including policy makers and the media in promoting home visiting
  • List the factors that make up a comprehensive home visiting system
  • List the factors that contribute to the success of Schenectady's home visiting program