Indiana Head Start Association's


JUNE 16 - 17, 2021 VIA ZOOM

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We're ready to kick off our Annual Indiana Head Start Association's Virtual Leadership Conference! IHSA's Conference and Training Committee, led by our friend Kris Mathews, has put an incredible amount of time, effort, and energy in creating an amazing 2-day conference, full of smart, informative, and engaging presenters for the Annual IHSA Virtual Leadership Conference! We hope you agree and we look forward to having a myriad of Head Start and Early Head Start leaders from all of our programs join us! 

For a more detailed look at the Annual Indiana Head Start Association's Virtual Leadership Conference, and registration information, CLICK HERE!



Professional Development Academy

Cohort #5

May 19, 2021

Motivational Interviewing

The Indiana Head Start Association has kicked-off our brand-new Training initiative for our front-line staff which we have called the Help the Helpers Professional Development Academy. The Help the Helpers Professional Development Academy is designed for our Family Services Staff, Home Visiting Staff, Teaching Staff, and other essential staff who work directly with the families to provide expertise & important insight and tools to help them address families in crisis, set family goals and improve child, parent, and family outcomes.

The Help the Helpers Cohort #5 Professional Development training in May focuses on Motivational Interviewing and Program Staff & Family Partnerships and Engagement! Dr. Steve Sells from the Family Trauma Institute will host an afternoon session that will address families engaging at a higher rate and helps us learn strategic and purposeful trauma responsive strength based motivation techniques. Scott will devise a cocktail just for Head Start/Early Head Start staff to engage apathetic parents who do not understand everything they can get from the program and how Head Start is a true partnership between staff and parents to prepare children for kindergarten.


For a more detailed look at the Help the Helpers Professional Development Academy Cohort #5 training scheduled for May 19, 2021, and registration information, CLICKING HERE!

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