Conversations with NEAR@Home Facilitators

Watch as NEAR@Home facilitators explore topics such as the power of listening, the parallel process and the therapeutic use of self in these meaningful conversations that discuss best practices and aim to empower home visitors.

  • Therapeutic Use of Self 
    • In this video, NEAR@Home facilitators explore what we mean when we talk about “use of self” or “therapeutic use of self.” Home visiting is a relationship-based practice and how we connect with families is more important than what we “do.”
  • The Power of Listening 
    • In this video, NEAR@Home facilitators explore the meaning and impact of listening. Listening is a powerful strategy for engaging with parents/caregivers. Spacious listening is a skill we can develop to counter the pressure of thinking we need to “do something” or to “fix it.”
  • Parallel Process 
    • In this video, NEAR@Home facilitators explore the nuances of the term “parallel process.” How we are within each relationship, past and present, and how that influences other relationships.