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HIPPY USA Applauds Congress for Approved Federal Spending Bill

LITTLE ROCK, ARK. (March 30, 2018) – Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY), an evidence-based program that works with families in the home to support parents in their critical role as their child’s first and most important teacher, applauded Congre...




HIPPY USA will host an additional 2018 Preservice Training

November 4 through 9 in Little Rock, AR
Marriott Downtown Little Rock

More details to come! Questions? Please call 501.537.7726 or email

Designed for HIPPY staff to gain more knowledge about the HIPPY model, curriculum and the essence of HIPPY, this is a required training for new coordinators, assistant coordinators and supervisors looking to fulfill Accreditation Standard 7.


National Leadership Conference Workshops

View the 2018 National Leadership Conference program booklet here.

Monday, April 9

  • Opening Session - Keynote Speaker, Dr. Mike Longoria 
  • Concurrent Workshops - 10:30 a.m. to Noon
    • What Would You Do If You Knew You Couldn’t Fail, Facing Your Fears and Barriers To Successful Goal Outcomes - Gwen Welch, HIPPY USA National Trainer
    • Stress: Understanding and Managing Ours While Helping Families with Theirs - Felicia Loring, Arkansas Home Visiting Network Trainer
    • Insights into Making Children's Books - Ethan Long, award-winning and best-selling author and illustrator
    • IDRA Education Cafe - Hector Bojorquez, Director of Operations, Intercultural Development Research Association (IDRA)
    • Perinatal Depression: What is it? What can we do? - Francesca Scheiber, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Iowa and HIPPY USA Board Member
    • Telling Your HIPPY Story with Data? - Dr. Jennifer Henk, HIPPY USA Director of Education and Research
  • HIPPY International Lunch - Keynote speaker, Dr. Miriam Westheimer and Gbima Bahtokpah - HIPPY International
  • Concurrent Workshops - 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    • How to Increase Family Engagement - Tawana Hunter and Courtney Scott, HIPPY Coordinators, Houston Independent School District
    • HIPPY Program PR and Advocacy Part 1 - Kathleen Havey, Senior Policy Advisor, Linchpin Strategies
    • Insights into Making Children's Books - Ethan Long, award-winning and best-selling author and illustrator
    • Reflective Supervision - Gweneth Welch, HIPPY USA National Trainer
    • The Demography of Children in the United States - Dr. Rogelio Sáenz, Dean of the College of Public Policy, University of Texas at San Antonio
    • Turning Jeans into Dreams: How Partnering with Your Local Goodwill is Good for Families - Elisabeth Reise, Director of Mission Advancement, Goodwill San Antonio and Staci Croom-Raley, HIPPY USA Executive Director

Tuesday, April 10

Wednesday, April 11

For questions or more information about the conference sessions, please email us or call 501.537.7726.