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January 2020

Family Systems Trends and Transitions: What They Mean For Military Families

Tue January 14, 2020: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST
Free
Family Change webinars

About This Webinar: This webinar is part 1 of 2 on Family Systems. Families are changing in response to large global trends. Military families are experiencing the same transitions which may be compounded by military service. Demographic changes will be discussed and the implications on family systems. Participants will discuss their views of these changes, both personally and professionally. Objectives Identify family systems trends and changes Examine implications of trends and transitions for family resilience Compare global trends with military… Continue Reading Family Systems Trends and Transitions: What They Mean For Military Families

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Preoperative Nutrition Management of Bariatric Surgery Patients

Wed January 15, 2020: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EST
Free

About This Webinar About 40% of American adults have obesity, and if the current trend continues, is expected to increase to more than half of the adult population by 2030. Specifically, 7.7% had severe obesity, a body mass index of 40 kg/m2 or greater, in 2015-2016. Bariatric surgery is the most effective and durable treatment for severe obesity, and is often preceded by preoperative nutrition assessment and management. This webinar will provide the current state of the field, literature that supports… Continue Reading Preoperative Nutrition Management of Bariatric Surgery Patients

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Tax Updates: New Year, New Forms, New Thresholds

Tue January 21, 2020: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST
Free
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About This Webinar: Tax reform from 2018 is still bringing changes to filings in 2020. Get a jump start on understanding new processes, forms, allowances, deductions, and tax withholdings for retirees. This webinar will also cover continued changes from the 2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Of particular interest to our webinar audience will be the discussion of legislation that impacts changes to service member's tax filings. Presenter Andrew Zumwalt Assistant Extension Professor Associate State Specialist Co-Director of the Center… Continue Reading Tax Updates: New Year, New Forms, New Thresholds

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Focusing on Co-parenting: Strengthening Diverse Military Family Systems

Tue January 28, 2020: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST
Free
Family Change webinars

About This Webinar: This webinar is part 2 of 2 on Family Systems. Join us to explore how the Military Family Readiness System can strengthen diverse families with a focus on co-parenting knowledge and skills. Best practices and research based strategies will be described and applied to military family systems and transitions. Learning Objectives: Examine co-parenting, transitions and resilience for family systems with children Discuss best practices and research-based strategies for promoting resilience Identify and discuss areas for strengthening family… Continue Reading Focusing on Co-parenting: Strengthening Diverse Military Family Systems

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February 2020

Understanding Long-Term Care: Basics and VA Aid & Assistance

Tue February 11, 2020: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST
Free
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About This Webinar: This 90-minute webinar will begin by discussing the basics of Long Term Care insurance options and will be facilitated by Dr. Michael Gutter . The second half will be presented by Mr. Kevin Friel of the VA Aid & Assistance office and will cover the long-term care support programs available to Veterans. Presenters Dr. Michael Gutter and Mr. Kevin Friel Continuing Education (CE) Credit Please check back soon for continuing education information. Event Materials Coming soon.

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Exploring the Research on Fad Diets

Wed February 12, 2020: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EST
Free

About This Webinar: We are faced with a constant churn of nutrition trends and fad diets. The more sensational the claims, the more quickly they spread. Even if you don’t work in the field of weight management, you are likely asked for your thoughts on the latest trends from family and friends. How do you keep up with the research, separate fact from fiction, and translate it to the public? Join us for an interactive webinar where we take a… Continue Reading Exploring the Research on Fad Diets

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Special Needs Trusts & ABLE Accounts

Wed February 26, 2020: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EST
Free
special needs trusts

About This Webinar: This presentation will provide an overview of the different types of special needs trusts (self-settled, third-party, and pooled trusts) and explain the circumstances under which each type of trust could be beneficial. The presenter will discuss the items and services that can be paid for by special needs trusts, the relationship between shelter payments and certain government benefits, and general considerations for selecting an appropriate trustee. The presenter will also examine the use of ABLE Accounts and… Continue Reading Special Needs Trusts & ABLE Accounts

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March 2020

Understanding Long-Term Care: Extended Care and Housing

Tue March 10, 2020: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar: Speakers from the VA Home and Community Base Programs and Specially Adapted Housing offices will speak about the programs the VA offers to veterans who need assisted living, in-home care, or adaptations to their homes to meet their health care needs. Presenters Dayna Cooper and Jason Latona Continuing Education (CE) Credit Event Materials

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Sleep and the RDN: Incorporating Sleep Education to Reduce Chronic Disease Risk

Wed March 18, 2020: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT
Free
sleep webinar

About This Webinar: According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), lack of sleep can lead to major health issues, and the link between sleep deprivation and chronic disease has grown significantly. Additionally, studies have shown that getting fewer than eight hours asleep puts military personnel at risk for poor performance and decreased cognition. This webinar provides a general background on sleep, how insufficient sleep increases the risk of chronic disease and makes the management of chronic conditions more difficult,… Continue Reading Sleep and the RDN: Incorporating Sleep Education to Reduce Chronic Disease Risk

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April 2020

Child Identity Theft

Tue April 21, 2020: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar: Presenter Axton Betz-Hamilton will  speak from her professional experience as a child identity theft researcher and personal experience as a victim in this webinar. Presenter Dr. Axton Betz-Hamilton is an Assistant Professor at South Dakota State University. Dr. Betz-Hamilton's previous work experience includes faculty appointments at Eastern Illinois University, University of Wyoming, and Iowa Central Community College. She also has experience as a financial counselor, serving military members and their families. She is the author of the… Continue Reading Child Identity Theft

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