Creating Collaborative Communities

Home Visitor Training

Creating Collaborative Communities (C3) offers home visiting program staff in the Philadelphia region three levels of engagement and learning: monthly professional development for staff, onsite training and technical assistance, and collaborative learning groups. Each month C3 offers a variety of workshops on topics such as Trauma Responsive Strategies, Strategies for Supporting Resilience + Healing, Working with Traumatized Infants + Toddlers, Promoting Cultural Understanding, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Tools.

Programs that need more specific training or who would like to dive deeper into the work can schedule site-home visitor trainingbased workshops and targeted technical  assistance to address those needs. Learning collaborative meetings for supervisors and home visitors are also regularly offered and are intended to be safe spaces where staff and supervisor voices are heard and leadership skills are strengthened through peer engagement and professional discussion.

If you have interest in any of these professional development offerings contact Ashleigh Ryans, Training Specialist, for further information ( 

Lead support for this project is provided by the William Penn Foundation. The William Penn Foundation, founded in 1945 by Otto and Phoebe Haas, is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the Greater Philadelphia region through efforts that increase educational opportunities for children from low-income families, ensure a sustainable environment, foster creativity that enhances civic life, and advance philanthropy in the Philadelphia region. Since inception, the Foundation has made nearly 10,000 grants totaling over $1.6 billion.