2019 Parent Possible Home Visiting Conference

Conference 2019: Creating Community Through Connections

Tuesday, April 16 – Wednesday April 17, 2019

Westin Westminster Hotel

10600 Westminster Blvd.

Westminster, CO 80020


The Parent Possible Home Visiting Conference brings together home visitors and supervisors for two days of informative and engaging workshops specifically created for those in the fields of home visiting and early childhood. This conference provides home visiting specific training, professional development, and networking opportunities for over 200 participants from Colorado and neighboring states, along with attendance from representatives of two evidence based home visiting programs, Parents as Teachers National Center and HIPPY USA.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Brad Montgomery

Brad teaches how to Embrace Your Awesomeness to boost productivity, creativity, innovation & profits. He turns typical meetings into transformational events using humor & story. Oh, and he’s pretty funny.

Brad has transformed audiences in all 50 states and on four continents. He’s spoken to dozens of banks, insurance companies, associations, hospitals and Fortune 500 businesses. His past clients include Microsoft, Verizon, the FBI (yes, that FBI) the CIA (yes, that CIA) and the IRS (where he withheld 30% of his best strategies).

Brad specializes in using humor, interactivity, sound, music and visuals to ignite audiences so that they can get more out of themselves and those people around them improve their lives and their jobs. Audiences and meeting planners describe Brad as “authentic.” He’s a real guy on stage and off. Thinking of a canned and over-polished motivational speaker? Brad is the polar opposite.

Other speakers TALK about engagement. But Brad SHOWS you how to harness the power of your own AWESOMENESS in hands-on, experiences that you’ll remember and implement. It’s the difference between a “speech” and an “event.”

Brad lives in Centennial, Colorado with his wife, three kids and one neurotic dog. Although he is proud of his many awards and national credits, he’s convinced that his best feats so far are his kids.


Thomas A. Fitzgerald PAT Parent Educator of the Year – Patty Webb

Bernice Frieder HIPPY Home Visitor of the Year – Adriana Escamilla Ysguerra

Vroom Champion Award – Letty Bass

Erin Binford Social Justice Award – Mary Martin

Parents as Teachers Blue Ribbon Affiliates – Boulder County PAT, La Familia/The Family Center PAT, The Family Development Center’s Newborn Network PAT, Focus Points Family Resource Center PAT

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Tuesday, April 16th
Health, Safety & Wellness

ACEs and BCEs: Balancing the Scale – Elaan Brudno

An Introdution to Mindfulness for Young Children – Arpita Kishen

Beyond Freeze Dance: Movement, Trauma, and Learning – Elise Silva

Supporting Home Visitors with the Infant Mental Health Endorsement – Jean Cimino & Alejandra Lopez

Vicarious Resilience: Building resilience as helping professionals – Laura McArthur

Home Visitor Best Practices & Resources

3 Keys for Empowered Discipline – Mary Dravis-Parrish

Baby Teeth Matter: Understanding the Five Basics of Early Childhood Oral Health – Becky Edwards & Taran Schneider

Beyond the First Year: Exploring the Impact Postpartum Depression Has on Families – Naomi Segel

Building Parental Resilience – Maria Soto

Group Connections Panel – Meg Griffin Donaldson, Amber Troutman & Debbie Butkus

Increasing Social Connections – Jennifer Richardson

Lactation Environments for Thriving Families – Marius Nielsen & Paulina Erices

Lista para una nueva relación! – Encarni Gallardo

Now what? Starting Conversations and Making Referrals for Perinatal Mental Health Concerns – Kelly Stainback-Tracy, MPH & Jennifer J. Paul, Ph.D.

Reflective Practice a Tool for Professional and Personal Growth – Katherine Bair

Innovative Program Strategies

An Overview of the Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support – Teri Haymond & Kathy Kennedy

Benchmarks, C-Stat, and Fidelity – oh my!  How we do it. – Olga Lopez & Lilianna Fresquez

Can Texts Nudge Parenting Behavior and Improve Child Developmental Outcomes? (please contact Rebecca Leavy for more information – rebecca@bb3.org) – Demie Fultz & Rebecca Leavy

Creating Well Being from One Generation to the Next – Mary Alice Cohen

Data, Evaluation and Reporting – Jen Drummond

Effective Evaluation and Messaging Using the CFSA 2.0 – Stuart Sims

Excel Tips for Supervisors – Rachel Breck & Stuart Sims

How Family Literacy Programs Can Contribute to the Success of English Language Learners – Adriann Wycoff

How to Talk about Home Visiting – Heather Tritten

Improving visit frequency and parent connections: tools, strategies, and lessons – Jessica Ruch, Michele Provost & Cory Gorton

Advocacy 101: Become an Advocate for Kids – Laura Knudtson & Jennifer Spires

Running a Report in Visit Tracker – Rachel Breck

Social Determinants of Well-Being for Children and Families: HIPPY’s Role in Supporting Outcomes – Jennifer Henk

Visit Tracker, Look What’s New! – Jen Kuchyt

Vroom Best Practices & Updates – Shelby Jones

Wednesday, April 17th
Home Visitor Best Practices & Resources

Addressing Infant Safe Sleep in Metro Denver – Gloria DeLoach & Kate Jankovsky

AmeriCorps: National Service & Life After – Jackie Rader & Danny Fisher

Are Dads Important Too? – Bert Singleton, Bridget Cunningham, Jennifer Bellamy & Tom Valand

Cuentacuentos y canciones: aprendizaje en forma de diversión – Lupita Ramos

Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood (DC:0-5): An Overview for Home Visitors – Alexandra M. Alfonso, Psy.D.

How authentic Family Engagement strengthens families voice in health, safety & wellness – Princess Mack, Katherine Casillas, Melisa Ruiz & Ray Washington

Increase the Positives, Changing Parent Practice – Virginia Kile & Clea Willow

Kids and Screens – Alberto Pellicer

Love and Logic Toolbox – Amy Cobb

Niños y Pantallas: Tecnología en la Primera Infancia – Alberto Pellicer

Promoting Maternal Wellness Among Latina/o/x Mothers (Promoviendo el Bienestar Maternal en las Mamas Latinas) – Yajaira Johnson-Esparza, Shivani Bhatia, Phuonglan Nguyen, Luisanna Chavez, Sonia Cabrales & Maria Nuñez

Strength Based Relationship Approach for Families and Those Who Work with Familes – Elaan Brudno

The Home Visitor’s Role in Toilet Teaching – Brenda Shover & Iliana Palacios

THIS KID! Strategies for Caregivers to Improve Relationships with Challenging Children – Rebecca Dunn

Using Appreciative Inquiry to Invest in Infant-Caregiver Relationships – Lisa Matter

Navigating Professional Ethics & Boundaries in Home Visiting – Michele Provost

Innovative Program Strategies

Facilitating Attuned Interactions: An Introduction to the FAN Approach to Engaging Families – Kelly Stainback-Tracy, MPH, PT & Susan Huebner, BA

Implementation of Reflective Practice in a Home Visitation Program:  Considerations for Personal, Professional, and Organizational Transformation – Emily McNeil & Keri Morgan

Innovations in HIPPY – Jennifer Henk

LAUNCH Panel – Lisa Schell, Jennifer Anton, Sindy Pelayo & Lindsay Reeves

Making Colorado Kids Count in 2020 – Rosemary Rodriguez & Gillian Winbourn

Quality Endorsement Workshop – Michele Provost

Strengthening Communities to Prevent Child Maltreatment: Lessons from Colorado’s New State Framework and Community Planning Process – Kendra Dunn & Vani Tangella

The Power of Data: Understanding and Communicating Program Results (Handout)- Julia Simhai

Thank You to Our 2019 Conference Sponsors!

Oracle, The Piton Foundation, DataKeeper, Ryan Gunsauls & O’Donnell (RGO), Point B, The Colorado Trust, Citywide Banks, Alpine Bank, The Denver Channel (Emcee Sponsor), The Rose Foundation (Reception Sponsor) & The Bezos Family Foundation (Conference Bags Sponsor).






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Reception Sponsor

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