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May 2021

Considering the Adolescent Brain When Addressing Problematic Sexual Behavior of Youth

Thu May 20th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar: Participants of this session will develop an understanding of adolescent social, emotional, cognitive, and moral development. Normative sexual development of teens ages 13 to 18 will be addressed. Factors that may contribute to adolescents engaging in problematic sexual behaviors will be highlighted. Protective factors will be discussed and emphasized as possible strategies for supporting healthy behavior. Learning Objectives: By the end of this webinar presentation, attendees will be able to: Recognize normative, age-appropriate adolescent social, emotional, cognitive,… Continue Reading Considering the Adolescent Brain When Addressing Problematic Sexual Behavior of Youth

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June 2021

Ideas for Implementing Triadic Strategies: Putting it Into Action!

Thu June 10th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar: Triadic strategies focus on the interactions between three individuals: the child, caregiver, and EI/EC professional. In this webinar we explore ideas and resources for implementing the triadic strategies, introduced in Part 1 of this two-part series. Our primary focus is on the use of triadic strategies to share developmental information with families of infants, toddlers and preschoolers in a meaningful and engaging way. Presenter Tweety Yates, Ph.D. works on the Early Intervention Training Program (EITP) Grant at the University of… Continue Reading Ideas for Implementing Triadic Strategies: Putting it Into Action!

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July 2021

Coming Together with Sesame Street: Resources for Racial Justice

Tue July 27th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free

About This Webinar: All kids need a strong individual and group identity, but racism hurts the healthy development of both. Racism hurts our entire society. Whether you and the children in your care are directly affected by racism or you’re allies of those who are, engaging honestly and directly with little ones is the beginning of building racial literacy (the skills needed to talk thoughtfully about race and to identify and respond to racism). Learn about new resources from your… Continue Reading Coming Together with Sesame Street: Resources for Racial Justice

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August 2021

Talking with Youth about Sex, Sexuality, and Media

Thu August 5th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar: Participants will learn how to help and prepare children and youth to practice better decision-making in regards to their bodies and the bodies of others. We also discuss best practices for having substantial conversations on understanding pornography, sex, and sexuality. This presentation is for professionals working with children and their families, caregivers, and family members. Youth and young adults are also invited to attend. Learning Objectives: By the end of this webinar presentation, attendees will be able… Continue Reading Talking with Youth about Sex, Sexuality, and Media

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September 2021

Supporting the Social Emotional Development of Young Children: Ideas, Strategies, and Resources

Thu September 23rd: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar: Social emotional development has often been referred to as the “secret ingredient” for children’s success. Children who have a strong social emotional foundation not only do better academically, but also tend to be happier, have more friends and show greater motivation to learn. All early childhood professionals play an important role in helping children feel competent and confident as they begin to learn how to develop relationships and friendships; understand, label, and manage emotions; and solve problems. This… Continue Reading Supporting the Social Emotional Development of Young Children: Ideas, Strategies, and Resources

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November 2021

Using Children’s Books and Storytelling to Connect Literacy and Social Emotional Development

Wed November 17th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST
Free
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About This Webinar: Did you know that literacy and social emotional development occur on a parallel path? Well, it’s true! Early childhood professionals can connect literacy and social emotional development activities across their daily schedules and routines. This provides children with many opportunities to practice these developing skills. Children’s books and storytelling can be fantastic catalysts to do this. This webinar will provide fun ideas and activities will be shared as well as ideas for partnering with families. Finally, additional… Continue Reading Using Children’s Books and Storytelling to Connect Literacy and Social Emotional Development

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