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July 2019

At Our Best: Caregiving Today | Kids Serve Too!

July 10 at 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 event, 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. Learning Objectives Participants will: Learn how to best address children’s difficult questions and typical behaviors in military caregiving households across four… Continue Reading At Our Best: Caregiving Today | Kids Serve Too!

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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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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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November 2019

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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December 2019

Welcome to the Group: Inclusion for Young Children with Autism

December 4 at 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST
Free
mothers with young children in a playgroup

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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