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March 2019

Sexualized Behaviors in Children and Youth

March 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar: Child sexual abuse can be a very tough topic to discuss. However, it is very important when preparing families and professionals with strategies to keep kids safe and thriving during childhood and youth. In this webinar Dr. Shelley Martin, a child abuse pediatrician and US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, will review and explore normal, concerning and problematic sexualized behaviors that children may display. Additionally, various factors associated with children’s sexualized behaviors will be identified to assist clinicians… Continue Reading Sexualized Behaviors in Children and Youth

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April 2019

What Do We Know: Autism Screening, Diagnosis, & Supporting Young Children & Families

April 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar: Children can be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder as early as 18 months, but delays in social and communication skills and other signs can appear earlier in life. This webinar will cover the prevalence of autism in the US and common red flags.  The screening and diagnosis process of young children with autism will also be discussed.  Strategies for partnering with and supporting families through this process will be shared. Presenter Dr. Hedda Meadan is an Associate Professor… Continue Reading What Do We Know: Autism Screening, Diagnosis, & Supporting Young Children & Families

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Home Is Where Your Heart Is | Kids Serve Too!

April 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
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: In this 90-minute webinar, representative(s) from the Sesame Street Workshop will address potential child concerns and developmentally appropriate responses to relocation transitions, explore resources that caregivers can use when addressing these concerns, and provide useful tips in navigating the resources related to this topic on the Sesame Street for Military Families website. This event is hosted by the Family Transitions concentration area of the Military Families Learning Network. Presenter Antonio Freitas- Senior Content Manager at Sesame Workshop. Here,… Continue Reading Home Is Where Your Heart Is | Kids Serve Too!

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June 2019

Yuck! I Don’t Eat That! Nutrition & Selective Eating in Young Children with Autism

June 12 @ 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 face challenges related to diet, nutrition, and food selectivity. This webinar will address common concerns of families surrounding dietary preferences and limitations often seen in young children with autism. The presenters will highlight the effects of food preferences, aversions, and special diets on child and family outcomes and discuss ways professionals and families can encourage young children with autism to broaden their diet.  They will also provide… Continue Reading Yuck! I Don’t Eat That! Nutrition & Selective Eating in Young Children with Autism

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July 2019

At Our Best: Caregiving Today | Kids Serve Too!

July 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
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: In this 90-minute webinar, representative(s) from the Sesame Street Workshop will address strategies for connecting with families through the Sesame Street for Military Families website, highlight the importance of self care for providers including ways to overcome obstacles, and offer strategies to develop a self-care plan to meet the needs of caregivers and those that they support. This event is hosted by the Military Caregiving concentration area of the Military Families Learning Network. Presenter Antonio Freitas- Senior Content… Continue Reading At Our Best: Caregiving Today | Kids Serve Too!

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October 2019

Stepping Out: Family Outings with Young Children with Autism

October 16 @ 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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November 2019

Engaged & Extraordinary: Supporting Young Children with Special Needs | Kids Serve Too!

November 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 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: In this 90-minute webinar, representative(s) from the Sesame Street Workshop will address an overview of developmental milestones for children as well as strategies to help families enrich and expand their child's life such as: the IDEA program, parental rights, the special needs evaluation process. This event is hosted by the Family Development-Early Intervention concentration area of the Military Families Learning Network. Presenter Antonio Freitas- Senior Content Manager at Sesame Workshop. Here, he works to develop content and professional development… Continue Reading Engaged & Extraordinary: Supporting Young Children with Special Needs | Kids Serve Too!

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December 2019

Welcome to the Group: Inclusion for Young Children with Autism

December 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST
Free
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About This Webinar: Child care providers and preschool teachers need to use best-practices to successfully include young children with autism and related disorders in their programs. This webinar will discuss best practices for including all children (birth-5) in program activities. Presenters will define what is inclusion and the benefits of including young children with autism and related disorders in child care and preschool settings.  They will also discuss best practices professionals can use to include young children with autism and… Continue Reading Welcome to the Group: Inclusion for Young Children with Autism

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