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HOVRS in practice training workshop -Edmonton

Monday, March 13 - Monday, March 13

University of Alberta Conference Centre (Lister Hall) Glacier Room87 Avenue and 116 StreetEdmonton AB

Time: 9:00-4:30 p.m.

HOVRS in Practice training workshop

HOVRS- (Home Visit Rating Scales)- Observational Indicators of Home Visit Quality

This is a one day workshop offered in conjunction with the two day Developmental Parenting and PICCOLO training

Pre-requisite: Must have completed Developmental Parenting and PICCOLO training

 What’s HOVRS? — Indicators of Home Visit Quality. The HOVRS (Home Visit Rating Scales) measures the quality of home visits to families with infants, toddlers, and young children. HOVRS was developed based on input from practitioners and validated on observations of home visits in 2 infant-toddler home visiting programs and has been adapted for easier use (HOVRS-A) and for observing indicators of excellence (HOVRS-A+ v2). The HOVRS scales, particularly the home visiting practices quality scales, predict positive outcomes for parenting and child development. A short video clip of a home visit will provide the opportunity to observe examples of HOVRS indicators and to discuss ways to use the tool effectively to support effective practices in Developmental Parenting programs.

 HOVRS for Practitioners and Supervisors (3 hours). Programs that deliver parenting support services through home visiting need a way to measure the quality of home visits. By using the HOVRS observation measurement tool, practitioners and supervisors will be able to track their progress toward home visiting that effectively supports Developmental Parenting. The HOVRS tool includes 7 rating scales, supported by research evidence and practitioner descriptions: 4 rating scales of home visiting practices quality (Responsiveness, Relationship, Facilitation, Non-Intrusiveness) and 3 rating scales of family engagement quality (Parent-Child Interaction, Parent Engagement, Child Engagement). This session will describe how HOVRS was developed and its reliability and validity. Video of home visits will provide opportunities to practice scoring HOVRS-A+v2 and to discuss ways to use the measure to support effective home visiting.

 PRE-REQUISITE: Must have completed the Developmental Parenting and PICCOLO training


Date: Monday, March 13, 2017 (register by February 24, 2017)

Time: 9:00-4:30 p.m.

Location: University of Alberta Conference Centre (Lister Hall) Glacier Room 87 Avenue and 116 Street Edmonton AB


funded home vistation progams contact your agency supervisor or the AHVNA office

AHVNA Member: $125.00 (includes lunch)

Non Member: $199.00 (includes lunch)

  • Please do not use perfume, strong scented personal products or air fresheners, on the days of training or during the training, for the health and safety of the presenters and participants.



Register For Event!

AHVNA Member: $125

Non Member: $199

Advance registration is required for all participants.

For more information or to register contact the AHVNA office
9321 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton AB T5H 3T7
Phone: 780-429-4787
Fax: 780-429-4784

Payment: We accept payment by credit, cash or cheque. 
Please make cheques payable to:
Alberta Home Visitation Network Association

Payments may be dropped off at the office or mailed to the address listed above prior to the workshop date. Receipts will be issued after the workshop.

Cancellation Policy:
We encourage you to send a substitute if you are unable to attend the workshop, as there is a NO SHOW charge for all absent registrants (as we will have made arrangements for food, etc). Cancellations need to be made ONE WEEK prior to the workshop date. Registration fees are non-refundable. Should a workshop not reach its minimum registration requirement, it will be cancelled ONE WEEK prior to the workshop commencement date. Registrants will be informed by email or telephone, and registration fees will be refunded.