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August 2018

The Power of Family Mealtimes: Strategies to Promote Health and Wellbeing

August 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Free

ABOUT THIS WEBINAR Many of us overlook the importance of family mealtimes. There are many reasons such as being overbooked, over-scheduled, work, and traffic- the reasons are endless. There seem to be fewer and fewer occasions when the family can sit down together and enjoy a meal. The benefits of family mealtimes are numerous. Research has shown that children consume more nutritious meals, get better grades, and engage in less high-risk behavior. Tune in to this webinar to learn more about…

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Family Finances Series: Financial Planning for Life Events

August 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
Free

ABOUT THIS WEBINAR In this 90-minute webinar, Dr. O'Neill will talk about preparing for the inevitable circumstances that life throws our way. Divorce, untimely death, health crises, marriage, remarriage, widowhood, home-buying, and retirement take a tremendous toll on finances. Dr. O'Neill will talk about savings and insurance as protective barriers against the financial distress these events can cause. She will also discuss recovery plans to regain lost finances and starting again on a reduced income. This event is hosted by…

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September 2018

2018 Virtual Conference: Cultural Competency

September 18 - September 20
Free

Registration RSVP here to attend the 2018 Virtual Conference, Cultural Competency Awareness, Action, and Advocacy. When you RSVP, you will receive: One confirmation email upon your RSVP Daily conference email updates (Sept 18 - 20, 2018), including: a daily conference overview location of conference sessions and more! Questions about registering for the 2018 Virtual Conference? Email us: milfamln@gmail.com About this Virtual Conference Six interactive sessions will address topics such as privilege and power, race, equity, dis/ability, intersectionality, authentic dialog, sexual…

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Paying for College: The Forever GI Bill and Repayment Plans

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

This 90-minute webinar will cover the Forever GI Bill or the Colmery Act with speakers from the Veteran's Benefits Administration Office. Dr. Carrie Johnson will explore repayment options, including deferment and forbearance options, for active military service members. The event is hosted by the Personal Finance concentration area of the Military Families Learning Network. CEU INFORMATION MFLN Personal Finance is offering AFC-credentialed participants can earn 1.5 CEUs. Get more information here.   This webinar is approved for 1.5 general CEUs for FinCert Certified Personal Finance Counselors…

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Small talk: Strategies to support child communication before words emerge

September 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
Free

About this Webinar Previous webinars in this series have covered child communication development through the preschool years.  In this session Drs. Mollie Romano and Juliann Woods will discuss what families, early care and education providers, and early interventionists can do to help a child learn to communicate and talk.  A focus will be placed on evidence-based strategies to support communication leading to words and how caregivers can embed these strategies in everyday activities - from walking to the bus stop to pick…

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October 2018

Coconut Oil: Super Food or Super Fad

October 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Free

About This Webinar Coconut oil is all the rage these days to benefit your health. It has been rumored to help with heart disease, thyroid problems, slow aging, and protect against illnesses such as Alzheimer's, arthritis, diabetes and even weight loss. But what is the truth about coconut oil? Tune into this webinar to learn fact from fiction about this popular oil. 1.0 CPEU for Registered Dietitians pending Learning Objectives The participant will be able to discuss the composition of coconut…

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TRICARE ECHO: Special Care for People with Special Needs

October 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Free

About the Webinar The TRICARE Extended Care Health Option (ECHO) benefit supports Active Duty Family Members with certain chronic medical conditions and disabilities.  This webinar will provide practical information on who is eligible, how to register for ECHO, and additional services that are available. Presenter Captain Edward Simmer currently serves as the Chief Clinical Officer for the TRICARE Health Plan at the Defense Health Agency in Falls Church, VA. In this role he is responsible for overseeing all clinical aspects…

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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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How Much is Too Much? What is Overindulgence in Parenting?

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 Event 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 1)  What constitutes adequate vitamin B12 status? 2)  Indirect…

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