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October 2018

Employment Resources for Military Families

October 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
Free

This is a free webinar hosted by the Personal Finance and the Family Transitions concentration areas of the Military Families Learning Network. Eddy Mentzer of the Spouse Employment and Career Opportunities program of the Department of Defense’s Family Readiness Policy will start this webinar by discussing the resources and tools this program has in place to support military spouses. He will cover the benefits and the pitfalls of working as a freelancer or contractor, and the “gig economy.” He will also discuss new partnerships…

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Overindulgence in Parenting: How Much is Too Much?

October 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
Free

ABOUT THE WEBINAR Overindulgence is an issue many people face in our society as the research and subsequent literature has shown us. While society tells us we need more on a regular basis, parents and children alike are struggling to understand how much is enough and adults who were given too much as children often feel the effects. Please join Ellie McCann and Becky Hagen Jokela, University of Minnesota Extension Educators, as we explore the following: What is overindulgence? Three…

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Clinical Insight into Vitamin B12

October 31 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Free

About this Webinar Great follow-up to our webinar "Plant-based Eating: Enhancing Health Benefits, Minimizing Nutritional Risks"   Learn more about vitamin B12 deficiency, assessment methods, and the role of B12 in the prevention and treatment of certain health conditions. Learning Objectives: 1.  List populations and groups at risk of vitamin B12 deficiency/inadequate vitamin B12 status? 2.  Understand what constitutes adequate vitamin B12 intake 3.  Distinguish between reliability of different vitamin B12 assessment methods What constitutes adequate vitamin B12 status? Indirect indicators of…

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November 2018

Family Finances Series: Raising Financially Responsible Children

November 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST
Free

ABOUT THIS WEBINAR Neale Godfrey will discuss the importance of raising financially responsible children. This interactive learning opportunity will include quizzes for parents and children to determine their financial management style and offer guidance for teaching financial responsibility to children. This 90-minute event is hosted by the Personal Finance and Family Development concentration areas of the Military Families Learning Network. CEU AND CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION MFLN Personal Finance is offering AFC-credentialed participants can earn 1.5 CEUs. Get more information here.    This webinar is approved…

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Detour Ahead: Person-Centered Contingency Planning

November 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Free

About this Webinar Planning for contingencies can reduce worries by ensuring that steps are in place in case of a sudden or unexpected change. All those involved will have the satisfaction of knowing that a system is in place that outlines what needs to be done and when. For instance, in the case of a caregiver, a contingency plan helps to prepare for sudden or unexpected health issues, income/job changes etc. For a service provider this would mean preparing for clients…

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Up and away: Building child language, social interactions, and preliteracy skills in early childhood settings

November 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST
Free
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About This Webinar This webinar will focus on strategies to help children use more complex sentences and vocabulary with their caregivers and peers. Children learn through daily routines and play, but as they grow and explore early education settings, their social worlds expand.  Opportunities abound for children to learn as they take turns peeking at the classroom guinea pig, pretend to be police officers on a chase, and read books with a favorite caregiver. We will cover strategies to support growth…

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December 2018

A Holistic Approach to Supporting Military Families with Special Needs

December 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Free

About the Webinar The Department of Defense’s Office of Special Needs provides policy and focused support for military families with special medical and/or educational needs.  Many supportive programs offer resources and tools that military families need to be successful no matter where they live or serve.  This webinar will discuss how the Exceptional Family Member Program at the local level and Military OneSource’s 24/7 call center, collectively, support military families using a holistic approach. Learning Objectives:  After attending this webinar…

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2018 Personal Finance Year in Review

December 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST
Free

This is a free webinar hosted by the Personal Finance concentration area of the Military Families Learning Network. Our annual  of the financial news stories, hot topics, legislation, and changes that impacted finances this year is presented by Dr. Barbara O'Neill. This webinar is a 90-minute recap of the stories and events that have and will continue to impact your wallet.     Presenter  Barbara O'Neill, Ph.D.- Financial Resource Management Specialist for Rutgers Cooperative Extension, has been a professor, financial educator, and author…

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January 2019

Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017

January 15, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST
Free

ABOUT THIS WEBINAR In this 90-minute webinar, Andrew Zumwalt will cover the changes and details of the 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act. This event is hosted by the Personal Finance  concentration area of the Military Families Learning Network. PRESENTER Andrew Zumwalt has a BS in Business Administration with an emphasis in Economics, a BS in Consumer and Family Economics, and an MS in Consumer and Family Economics. Andrew has been instrumental in founding and growing the Missouri Taxpayer Education Initiative, a…

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How to Better Connect with and Influence

January 16, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Free

ABOUT THE WEBINAR Tips, tidbits and tools to help make a greater impact! We are busier than ever, doing more than ever.  Let’s take some time to slow down, take a deep breath and learn more about ourselves and other people.  Let’s learn how to make a greater impact on our own lives as well as the lives of other people. In this one-hour webinar, you will learn tips, tidbits and tools that will help you to increase your self-awareness…

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