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August 2019

Nurturing Individual Resilience from a Multisystem Developmental Perspective

August 20 at 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free

About This Webinar: Dr. Masten will discuss contemporary perspectives on resilience from a developmental systems perspective, highlighting research findings and their implications for practice. Resilience can be defined as the capacity of a system (child, family, community, economy, or any other complex system) to adapt successfully to challenges that threaten system function, viability, or development. Military children and parents face a combination of common adversities as well as some unique challenges posed for example by deployment and moving. They also… Continue Reading Nurturing Individual Resilience from a Multisystem Developmental Perspective

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Nurturing Family Resilience Through a Strengths-Based Framework

August 22 at 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free

About This Webinar: Highly stressful adverse situations impact the whole family; in turn, how families deal with their challenges can facilitate positive adaptation for all members, their relationships, and the family unit. This webinar will present core principles and guidelines in Dr. Walsh’s research-informed Family Resilience Practice Framework, identifying key relational processes that couples and families can build for resilience through difficult times.  Discussion, with illustrations, will highlight the core strengths -- shared beliefs, practices, and resources -- that facilitate… Continue Reading Nurturing Family Resilience Through a Strengths-Based Framework

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Nurturing Resilience Through a Strong Community

August 27 at 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free

About This Webinar: Throughout this fast-paced, story-filled presentation, Dr. Ungar will use examples from his work with individuals and families facing challenges big and small. He’ll explore a dozen of the most important factors that contribute to the resilience of individuals and their communities. Based on his research and community work around the work, Dr. Ungar’s will show that resilience is much more than our personal capacity to overcome adversity. It is instead a reflection of how well individuals, families,… Continue Reading Nurturing Resilience Through a Strong Community

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Special Education: Connecting to the TEAM in the IEP Process

August 28 at 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT
Free
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About this Webinar You succeeded at learning new terminology, acronyms and a process when you joined the military! Getting supports and services for your child with a learning difficulty or disability through an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or Section 504 accommodations is no different.  There is a process that must be followed and new terminology to learn. Understand your family’s (and child’s) role and responsibilities within the IEP or 504 process, realize the difference between 504 accommodations and an IEP,… Continue Reading Special Education: Connecting to the TEAM in the IEP Process

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September 2019

Relationships for Readiness: MFLN Virtual Conference 2019

September 17-September 19
Free
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How can we all join together to offer the best resources, support, and services to the military families we serve?  Relationships for Readiness MFLN Virtual Conference 2019 is a free 3 day event that invites service providers and extension educators to rethink the way they work with military families by re-aligning themselves as connected and collaborative professionals, organizations, and agencies. DoD representatives will discuss the Family Readiness System as a function of collaboration across boundaries, expert speakers will address various… Continue Reading Relationships for Readiness: MFLN Virtual Conference 2019

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October 2019

Incorporating DASH Diet Principles into Everyday Living

October 9 at 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar: The DASH Diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) was ranked by US News & World Report #1 best diet for 8 years in a row and in came in #2 in 2019. The DASH diet is a balanced diet filled with fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein. This diet includes a healthy, flexible eating pattern which has been proven to lower blood pressure. This webinar will provide the lowdown on what the DASH Diet is, the research that supports… Continue Reading Incorporating DASH Diet Principles into Everyday Living

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Stepping Out: Family Outings with Young Children with Autism

October 16 at 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar: Many families of young children with autism and related disorders have difficulties  during outings to parks, libraries, appointments, and more. This webinar will present ways professionals can help families develop strategies to prevent and address concerns during their outings.  Common safety and social concerns and strategies that can be used to support families in preventing and addressing these concerns will be discussed.  Recommended practices for building family capacity and confidence will also be covered. Presenter Dr. Katie… Continue Reading Stepping Out: Family Outings with Young Children with Autism

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Gambling Disorders: Special Considerations for Service Members

October 22 at 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar: Dr. Heather Chapman will discuss the Preventing and Treating Gambling Disorders in the Military Act of 2017  and resources available to service members on and off base to treat gambling disorders. This webinar will also discuss access to gambling, such as casinos, organized poker tournaments, sports betting apps, and what research has shown about the risk indicators among military service members that make this population particularly vulnerable to gambling problems. Presenter Dr. Heather Chapman, Supervisory Psychologist/Director Gambling Program… Continue Reading Gambling Disorders: Special Considerations for Service Members

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Building Partnerships Beyond Policy with Your Commissary

October 23 at 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar: Please note the date for this webinar has changed. Your commissary is more than just a grocery store!  It’s your jeweled asset in health promotion on the installation.  Think about how often you go grocery shopping and that’s how many times you have the potential to reach your audience through us.  We have 236 commissaries worldwide and have built scientifically credible resources for your use. Our primary goal is to sell groceries.  We welcome anyone who wants… Continue Reading Building Partnerships Beyond Policy with Your Commissary

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Building a Battle Plan for Military and Veteran Families

October 24 at 11:00 am EDT
Free

About This Webinar: In a perfect world of military and veteran family support, the Department of Defense, VA, military services, and local community agencies will work together to connect military and veteran families to the right supports, meeting their imminent needs and gaining trust for future intervention. One way organizations and communities can do so is by creating battle plans that guide organizational responses to rapidly-changing situations, such as military deployments. This webinar is presented by the DoD’s former family… Continue Reading Building a Battle Plan for Military and Veteran Families

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