Thrive Washington is pleased to announce that the 3rdedition of the NEAR@Home toolkit is now available and offers home visitors more guidance on how to safely, respectfully and effectively address Adverse Childhood Experiences with the families they serve.
This new edition reflects what was learned when the toolkit was incorporated into a Facilitated Learning Process with 225 home visitors and 54 supervisors in the four states of federal Region X: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. It's also informed by the evaluation work of our partners at Organizational Research Services and Portland State University.
Over the past year, the NEAR@Home team sought to learn how the toolkit and process fit with different cultures and communities of families -- and the home visiting staff who serve them. They wanted to learn what adaptations were needed for home visitors to be able to find themselves in this trauma-informed, social justice-based process for bringing NEAR sciences to families. More information about this Facilitated Learning Process and how to bring NEAR@Home into your local home visiting efforts is available at NearAtHome.org.
The NEAR@Home Toolkit was first released in 2015 and remains a free resource. It has been downloaded more than 5,000 times by people all over the world. It is supported by a Region X MIECHV Innovation Grant.