Supervising Socializations: Support for Home Visitors

Supervising Socializations: Support for Home Visitors

Tweety Yates, a professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, describes and demonstrates the PIWI (Parents Interacting with Infants) model for group socializations.

The PIWI model is described in this clip as having the following:

  • Hello Song
  • Opening Discussion
  • Parent/Child Observation Playtime
  • Snack Time
  • Games
  • Closing Discussion
  • Closing Song

To view this PIWI video online, go to:

Reflection Questions:

  1. How does this model compare with the group socializations in your program?
  2. How does your program set the stage to welcome families and prepare them for the group socialization?

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This online tool supports home visiting staff and those who support them by presenting regulations, strategies, publications, and resources in a way that’s interactive, flexible, and adaptable to people’s needs. It offers the readerthe opportunity to read, review, rate, save, and organize material that’s engaging, supports understanding, and ultimately contributes to their expertise as home visitors and home visiting supervisors. It has been developed by the Early Head Start National Resource Center, and includes numerous resources produced by other national centers.

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