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Relationship Assessment Tool

In Part 1 of the Relationship Assessment Tool video, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the importance of screening for domestic violence.
  • Understand barriers to domestic violence assessment during home visits.
  • Demonstrate how to discuss limits of confidentiality prior to screening clients for domestic violence.
  • Describe how to use the Safety Card during home visits.

In Part 2 of the video​, participants will be able to:

  • Administer the Relationship Assessment Tool as a screen for domestic violence.
  • List actions steps in a safety plan that a client can take if he or she feels unsafe.
  • Apply knowledge of the Relationship Assessment Tool results to refer family to additional resources when appropriate.

Presenter: Patrick Lemmon is a Violence Prevention Health Educator for the Public Health Division of the Oregon Health Authority. In his role, he provides training and technical support for Oregon’s Rape Prevention and Education grants and for Project Connect, which supports screening and referral for domestic violence in reproductive health care settings.

Substance Use Profile: Pregnancy Scale

In this two-part video, participants will:

  • Describe the importance of screening for prenatal alcohol and drug use.
  • Recognize the nearly-universal discomfort associated with asking about alcohol and drug use, and develop steps to overcome that discomfort.
  • Learn about administering the Substance Use Risk Profile-Pregnancy Scale as a screening for parental use of alcohol.
  • Apply knowledge of the screening results to refer parent to additional resources when appropriate.

Presenter: Kristin Funk, MA, LCSW, Sr. Research Assistant, University of Oregon. Kristin holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Chicago and is licensed in the state of Oregon as a clinical social worker. She is currently involved in research with the SEAM (Social Emotional Assessment Measure) a curriculum-based social emotional assessment for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. She also provides training to early childhood and other professionals in the use of the Assessment, Evaluation and Programming System (AEPS), the Ages and Stages Questionnaires (ASQ) and the I Can Problem Solve® (ICPS) Curriculum.

One Key Question

After viewing this video, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the importance of preconception care and inter-birth interval
  • Ask the "One Key question" for the purpose of screening
  • Apply knowledge of the OKQ response to refer parent as appropriate

Presenters: Helen Bellanca, MD, MPH, former Medical Director, and Michele Stranger Hunter, Executive Director, Oregon Foundation for Reproductive Health

Parenting Stress Index – 4 (PSI-4), Part 1

In Part 1, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the importance of screening for parent emotional well-being/parenting;
  • Describe the effects of stress on parenting and the parent-child relationship.

Presenter: Debby Bassett, MA, has over twenty years of experience as an Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant. She has provided trainings and consultation to clinicians, supervisors, teachers, home visitors and parents on trauma, attachment, brain development, child development, relationship-based treatment, parenting skills, and reflective practice. Debby has worked extensively with Early Head Start and Healthy Families America home visitors. She served on the faculty of the Infant Toddler Mental Health Certificate program at Portland State University for the last 4 years.

Parenting Stress Index – 4 (PSI-4), Part 2

In Part 2, participants will be able to:

  • Administer and score the PSI/SF as a screen for parent emotional well-being/parenting;
  • Interpret and apply knowledge of the PSI results to refer families to additional resources when appropriate.

Note: It may be helpful to print a copy of the sample scoring sheets (see below) to follow along with the scoring portion of the video.

Presenter: Brenda Dolan has worked for the Early Head Start and Head Start programs at Mt. Hood Community College since 2002. As a bilingual home visitor and trainer, she’s specialized in early childhood development and successful family engagement. Her experience as a presenter and speaker extend internationally as well covering topics such as parenting, domestic violence, child abuse, use of technology in observations, and recycled play materials.

HOME Inventory Training

Helpful Training Links

​Oregon Home Visiting Regional Workforce Development Sessions

Self Care: Yes it Is Required
Motivational Interviewing to Promote Safe Sleep
Pregnancy and Postpartum Mental Health: The Home Visitor’s Role
Adverse Childhood Experiences