STAYING SAFE DURING HOME VISITS
STAYING SAFE DURING
Learning Goals and Objectives:
Name the steps needed when planning your visit.
Describe how to safely arrive at your visit.
Identify what red flags should you look for while at the visit.
Name three things that would indicate drug use in the home.
Identify how you would safely leave the area and what would you do if you were followed.
Identify the types of observations and concerns you should bring to your supervisors attention.
Thousands of home visits are performed every year by Head Start and Early Head Start programs, teachers, family therapists, Child Protective Services, and many other government and licensing organizations. Most agencies enter the privacy of a family’s residence without any type of training on how to conduct a safe visit.
The Institute for Childhood Preparedness has developed a course which addresses specific concepts that every family and early childhood professional need to know to make visits as safe as possible.
This course will cover concepts for pre-planning the visit, arriving safely, conducting the visit, departing the area, and after the visit activities, including checklists for staying safe. This course teaches the warning signs of domestic abuse, drug/alcohol abuse, and aggressive behavior. The attendees will learn techniques to keep everyone safe during a home visit.