Great Kids® Video Podcast
Join Great Kids® and guests for a discussion of cognitive bias and how it affects the work of home visitors.
Different Eyes: the view from the heart of another
How do we overcome bias in others? How do we overcome bias in ourselves? This series is dedicated to overcoming bias learning to see what others see. A new episode will be released every two weeks for six months.
Fundamental Attribution Error, Feb 26, 2021
Shawna and Dana are back to explore another cognitive bias, Fundamental Attribution Error, and how it relates to our lives and the field of home visiting.
This episode discusses “go-to” thinking vs. intentional thinking and what research says about debiasing our cognitive bias. Who’s in charge of our brain? The elephant or the rider? How does all of this circle back to empathy?
The Bandwagon Effect, Feb 12, 2021
Join us as we discuss how cognitive bias shapes our decision making. What is the human superpower? Meet the committee members of the brain! And, learn how “The Bandwagon Effect” relates to field of home visiting.
Confirmation Bias, Jan 29, 2021
In this episode, Dana Broadway, our Director of Product Development & Research, and Shawna Donaldson, Executive Director of Great Kids, Inc., explore bias and how it relates to the world of home visiting.
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Job Specific Certification Products
Parent Survey for Community Outreach
Parent Survey is a systematic approach for determining which of the families in your community will benefit most from home visiting and the other resources available for parents and young children. This certification seminar provides an orientation to a wide variety of field-tested strategies for building valuable skills necessary for engaging parents in trusting relationships as well as a thorough review of this easy to use, validated tool for helping assess the family’s strengths and their stressors.
Integrated Strategies for Home Visiting
A skill-driven seminar, with infant mental health and strength-based, solution-focused communication at its core. Integrated Strategies enhances participants’ competencies for building trusting, empathic relationships with program families. Home Visitors learn to strengthen family foundations and support networks by cultivating the growth of secure attachment relationships, addressing concerns with highly stressed families and helping them to build protective buffers for their children. The knowledge and skills acquired in this seminar are essential to achieving strong outcomes in all home visiting models.
The Effective Home Visitor (available early 2021)
This course focuses on several specific strategies for developing trusting relationships with families that motivate them to provide responsive, loving care for their children. Home Visitors will be supported to enhance their understanding of foundational family partnerships and grow concrete strategies that can be translated into practice with program families.
From our Partners
What supervisors, home visitors, and parents are saying about Great Kids.
"I was looking for a foundational training for my home visitors that was comprehensive and focused on practical application. I needed something that would meet the needs of home visitors with different levels of education. This seminar was just the best!"
"I just wanted to let you know GGK is going great here. I am working with a couple who is just soaking it up! Their confidence as parents has increased, and I’ve only been with them for about 2 months now! They are very receptive to the curriculum, and that helps make my job so much easier, and so much more fun and productive.”