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!"

Program Manager

 California

"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.”

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Kentucky

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Growing Great Kids® Next Generation P-36

Our latest effort to support the work of Home Visiting, our Growing Great Kids® Next Generation (GGK®) Curriculum materials.

GGK® for Preschoolers

A Curriculum & Certification Program for Home Visitors aimed at fostering the growth of nurturing, developmentally enriched parenting skills, building protective factors for children 3 to 5 years old.

Other Products and Training

Great Kids™ is dedicated to supporting programs and practitioners with a variety of curricula and training options.

Open Enrollment

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How to Get Started

Start by scheduling a free 30-minute webinar to learn more about how your organization might benefit from Great Kids™ affordable curriculum with no recurring costs.

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Please review common questions for those that are new to Great Kids™. Book your free, personalized webinar to learn more.

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All the tools you need to start using Great Kids™ Curriculum right away and to continue to enhance the effectiveness of your program.

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Need replacement manuals? Want to add to your library of Great Kids™ resources? Find everything you need here.

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Are you a past or current customer of Great Kids™? Find common questions and answers here.

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Find pricing for companion products and other programs.

About Great Kids™

In partnership with home visitors, we’ve helped hundreds of thousands of children feel safe and secure, loved and valued, curious and capable.

Contact Great Kids

100 North 72nd Avenue

Wausau, WI 54401

Email: info@greatkidsinc.net 

Phone: 1-800-906-5581

Research

Great Kids™ has incorporated decades of theoretical and empirical foundations regarding the kinds of interventions that have been shown to make a difference for children into the Growing Great Kids® Prenatal to 5 Years and Growing Great Families® curricula.

Alignment With Program Models

Our curricula are flexible enough to be used within a multitude of program models.

Protective Factors

The research-based principles of the Protective Factors Framework were foundational in the development of the Growing Great Kids® Curriculum.

Great Kids Blog

Find informative articles about growing creativity in young children, welcoming a new sibling, playing outside, as well as general Great Kids™ updates.

GK Video Podcast

A video podcast series dedicated to overcoming bias in others, and within our selves.

Open Enrollment

Great Kids is proud to offer a variety of virtual seminar opportunities! Visit our Open Enrollment page for the latest dates and offerings.

 

We continuously add seminars, so invite you to check back often! For more information or to enroll, contact us at info@greatkidsinc.net.

 

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