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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
special education

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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October 2019

Stepping Out: Family Outings with Young Children with Autism

October 16 at 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free
happy young boy on a playground swing

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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Supporting Families During the Early Childhood Years: An Overview of the Take Root and Sprout Parenting Programs

October 29 at 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free

About This Webinar: Take Root is the first program in the THRIVE Initiative for parents from pregnancy through the first three years of their child’s life. This universal parenting program helps parents build upon their existing skills and provides applicable real-life tips and techniques for a variety of situations. The presenters will highlight the Take Root online program and its focus on building a parent’s capacity to reflect on the thoughts, feelings, and intentions of themselves and their children. Sprout… Continue Reading Supporting Families During the Early Childhood Years: An Overview of the Take Root and Sprout Parenting Programs

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November 2019

What Helping Professionals Need to Know About Kincare

November 13 at 11:00 am-12:00 pm EST
Free
Grandparents

About this Webinar Across the United States, family members are providing homes and care for children whose parents cannot care for them. These kincare arrangements include all children who receive care from grandparents, siblings, aunts and uncles, cousins and close family members (sometimes not family at all) for a period of time. Informal kinship caregivers offer love and stability to these children through their role but many have limited resources and struggle to assume the “burden” of playing a primary… Continue Reading What Helping Professionals Need to Know About Kincare

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Engaged & Extraordinary: Supporting Young Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities | Kids Serve Too!

November 14 at 11:00 am-12:00 pm EST
Free
Image of happy cartoon children holding hands and jumping, on grass with a clear blue sky. The words Kids Serve Too are in white on the grass, and the logos of Sesame Street for Military Families and the Military Families Learning Network are nestled in the grass.

About This Webinar: Children experience the world differently, and those differences can be greater for children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Military life comes with its own set of unique challenges, which can impact how children experience the world. The understanding and support of early childhood professionals can strengthen the skills of children with autism and increase the capacity of their families.  In this 60-minute webinar, Tara Forth, Professional Development Manager with Sesame Workshop, will share the Sesame Street and… Continue Reading Engaged & Extraordinary: Supporting Young Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities | Kids Serve Too!

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Supporting Families During the Elementary School Years: An Overview of the Grow Parenting Programs

November 19 at 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST
Free

About This Webinar: Grow is the third program in the THRIVE Initiative and is available for parents of children ages 5 to 10 years old. Grow is a universal parenting program and is available in both an online format and a face-to-face format. Grow offers parents a practical approach for guiding a young child’s healthy development. The presenters will outline the online training modules that are available for parents and the training modules that are available for facilitators to offer… Continue Reading Supporting Families During the Elementary School Years: An Overview of the Grow Parenting Programs

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From Hysteria to Hope: Bringing Reason to the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse

November 21 at 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST
Free
Logo for Sexualized Behavior in Children and Youth series

About This Webinar: Approaching the topic of child sexual abuse is often difficult and challenging. Exploring ways of prevention are vital in preparing families and professionals with ways to keep youth safe and thriving.  In this webinar, Dr. Elizabeth Letourneau will inform participants of how child sexual abuse (CSA) can be framed as a preventable public health problem. She will describe the importance of understanding the developmental differences between older and younger children. Service providers, educators and parents/caregivers will learn… Continue Reading From Hysteria to Hope: Bringing Reason to the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse

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