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At Our Best: Caregiving Today | Kids Serve Too!

July 10 at 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT


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Image of happy cartoon children holding hands and jumping, on grass with a clear blue sky. The words Kids Serve Too are in white on the grass, and the logos of Sesame Street for Military Families and the Military Families Learning Network are nestled in the grass.

About This Webinar

In this event, representative(s) from the Sesame Street Workshop will address strategies for connecting with families through the Sesame Street for Military Families website, highlight the importance of self care for providers including ways to overcome obstacles, and offer strategies to develop a self-care plan to meet the needs of caregivers and those that they support.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • Learn how to best address children’s difficult questions and typical behaviors in military caregiving households across four areas:
    1. Comfort and strength
    2. Sharing and talking
    3. Routines
    4. Circle of Care
  • Review assets related to Transitions to maintain a sense of comfort through military changes
  • Explore the online platforms of SSIC and SS4MF


Antonio Freitas– Senior Content Manager at Sesame Workshop. Here, he works to develop content and professional development resources and course for Sesame Street In Communities. Prior to joining the US Social Impact Team at Sesame, Antonio worked as an early childhood Deputy Director with The Children’s Aid Society in New York. In this role, he professionally developed teaching staff, and managed educational compliance across the agency’s 14 early childhood sites in Harlem, Staten Island, the Bronx, and Washington Heights. Prior to this role, Antonio managed sites as a Program Director leading staff, students, and families in the Early Head Start and Head Start initiatives.

Before his involvement with The Children’s Aid Society, Antonio worked at Uncommon Schools, recruiting for the charter management organization from 2009-2011. Antonio’s earliest forays into education were teaching in second grade classrooms, chairing the initial cohorts at Leadership Prep Bed-Stuyvesant at Uncommon Schools, (2007-2009), and within NYC’s Department of Education as a Teach For America corps member at PS 170 in the Bronx from 2003-2007. During this time, he completed his MS in teaching from Pace University. Antonio holds a BA in social work from Seattle University. In school, Antonio’s focus centered on restorative justice programs he managed at the Monroe State Penitentiary for men serving life sentences, as well as an internship at The Lambert House, providing case management and Life Skills courses to homeless LGBTQ youth.

Continuing Education Credits

  • The MFLN Military Caregiving concentration will apply for 1.5 continuing education (CE) credit from the University of Texas at Austin – Steve Hicks School of Social Work.
  • This program has been submitted to the Commission for Case Manager Certification for approval to provide board certified case managers with 1.5 clock hours.
  • Certificates of completion are available for providers interested in documenting their training activities.
  • For a complete list of our Military Caregiving courses for CE credit go to: Military Families

Event Materials

Webinar Flyer (PDF Version)

Resource Discovery: Sesame Street for Military Families (Blog Post)

Kids Serve Too Series

Kids Serve Too! is a webinar series designed to support service providers and education professionals who work with military children and families. This Sesame Street for Military Families and Military Families Learning Network collaborative webinar series invites you to explore resources and strategies related to community violence, military relocation, military caregiving, and young children with special needs.

Learn more about the series, sign up for the mailing list and take a look at the other webinars in this series on the Kids Serve Too homepage!

Kids Serve Too –  Homepage

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