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January 2021

Intentional Inclusion for People with Disabilities – A New Year’s Resolution

Wed January 20th: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EST
Disability Inclusion

About This Webinar How confident are you in serving as an ally for individuals living with a disability who are members of military families? Disability is a dimension of diversity that is becoming more of a focus for organizations seeking to enhance their inclusive practices. This webinar will provide you with information regarding: Definition of disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act Size/scope of this population Etiquette and language tips What to say/not to say to someone managing a mental… Continue Reading Intentional Inclusion for People with Disabilities – A New Year’s Resolution

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Ethical Considerations During Challenging Times

Tue January 26th: 11:00 am-1:00 pm EST
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About This Webinar: Calls to action for social justice, COVID-19, and political distress have strained American families. Financial practitioners may be encountering new situations that require ethical guidance. In this webinar, Dr. Michael Gutter discusses circumstances related to current events that require ethical guidance.  This webinar will seek to provide practical guidance on the application of ethical values central to financial professional's practice. Presenter Dr. Michael Gutter is the Associate Dean for Extension - State Program Leader for 4-H Youth… Continue Reading Ethical Considerations During Challenging Times

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The 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans – New Revisions and Uses

Wed January 27th: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EST
Health Professional Taking Notes

About This Webinar: Every 5 years, the government publishes the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (Guidelines).  These Guidelines serve as a central source of guidance that nutrition programs within the government can use to inform their food and nutrition programs and initiatives while tailoring their efforts for their specific audiences, like women and children and school lunches. The Guidelines provide food-based recommendations to promote health, help prevent diet-related disease, and meet nutrient needs. Additionally, outside organizations and companies use the Guidelines in the… Continue Reading The 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans – New Revisions and Uses

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February 2021

Asset-based Community Recovery Workshops

Wed February 3rd: 11:00 am-1:00 pm EST
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About this Workshop: The pandemic has shown us that we can’t do anything alone, including serving military families. The resilience and recovery of individuals and communities depends on social connection and working together. The Asset-based Community Recovery Framework challenges us to consider how COVID-19 has disrupted our communities, what has emerged, and what has been revealed by recognizing gifts, fostering connections, and telling stories. This framework is a different disaster recovery model because it is a bottom-up approach. It allows… Continue Reading Asset-based Community Recovery Workshops

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Financial Preparedness is Disaster Preparedness

Wed February 10th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST
Tipped over jar of cash with the words "Emergency Fund" written on it.

About this Session: Financial preparedness is an important part of disaster readiness. When disasters occur, an emergency savings fund can be one of the primary resources to handle natural disasters and jumpstart recovery. In this session, we will discuss specific actions that individuals and families can take to become financially prepared for any emergency or disaster situation. In addition, tools, strategies, and resources will be shared that can be used with service members and families. Personal finance managers (PFMs) and… Continue Reading Financial Preparedness is Disaster Preparedness

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Going Beyond the Checklist in Emergency Preparedness – Taking Action

Wed February 17th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST
An image of a pen on a "Household Emergency Plan" document

About this Session: Caregivers can play a vital role in assisting families living with disabilities as they plan and prepare for disasters. Participants will gain the knowledge and understanding, especially regarding disability, needed to encourage families to take action now, before disaster strikes. Through an interactive session, military service providers, Extension educators, and caregivers will learn essential steps to help build family resilience. Learning Objectives Identify essential and disability-related items that belong in a family disaster kit. Explain the importance… Continue Reading Going Beyond the Checklist in Emergency Preparedness – Taking Action

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Food and Nutrition Before, During and After Disasters

Wed February 24th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST
Image of a collection of pantry items such as grains, seeds, and cans of food.

About This Session: Obtaining safe food before, during, and after disasters or hazards, such as a hurricane or a pandemic, is a necessity for survival. In this session, our partners from the Defense Commissary Agency share what they do to keep our food safe and what you should be shopping for before disasters hit. Additionally, Extension faculty from the University of Florida will share first-hand accounts of helping communities and individuals procure and prepare safe, healthy foods during and after… Continue Reading Food and Nutrition Before, During and After Disasters

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Overview of Treatment for Children Impacted by Problematic Sexual Behavior of Other Youth

Thu February 25th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST
Sexual Behavior in Children and Youth logo graphic

About This Webinar: When a child is sexually abused by a youngster exhibiting Problematic Sexual Behaviors (PSB), the child and the child's nonoffending caregiver could benefit from Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). To best support the family, it is important to facilitate the engagement of both the caregiver and the child in treatment and encourage their gradual participation in skill-building and trauma processing therapeutic activities. This webinar will provide an overview of treatment for caregivers and children impacted by the… Continue Reading Overview of Treatment for Children Impacted by Problematic Sexual Behavior of Other Youth

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March 2021

Preparing for Disasters during a Pandemic

Wed March 3rd: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST
Image of disaster preparation idems and disaster preparation list.

About this Session: During the COVID-19 pandemic, many populations have experienced additional disasters and hazards, including wildfires and hurricanes. Many people have also experienced hardships such as food insecurity, military service member deployments, and loss of employment. This session addresses the unique planning and preparations necessary when families experience multiple disasters and hazards simultaneously. Dr. Keith Tidball approaches the conversation with an emphasis on planning and growth. We are living in a time of teachable moments, when we can be… Continue Reading Preparing for Disasters during a Pandemic

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2021 Tax Updates

Tue March 9th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST
woman sitting at computer with pen in hand

About This Webinar: This event covers recent tax changes that impact your client's finances. Specifically, this webinar addresses the tax implications of stimulus checks, unemployment, the increase to standard deductions, changes to key provisions for popular tax credits, contribution limits and income thresholds for retirement accounts like IRAs and 401(k)s,  increases in other tax-favored accounts for healthcare and education, and exemptions from gift and estate tax, tax brackets for ordinary income, as well as qualified dividends and long-term capital gains. Notably,… Continue Reading 2021 Tax Updates

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