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February 2021

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

Thu February 25th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST
Free
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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 provides an overview of treatment for caregivers and children impacted by the Problematic… Continue Reading Overview of Treatment for Children Impacted by Problematic Sexual Behavior of Other Youth

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March 2021

Supporting Parents and Children Through Hazards and Disasters

Wed March 10th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST
An image of two young children in a dark room holding hands and staring out a window

About This Session: Providing care for families and children is uniquely important during times of crisis and disaster. Preparing for and dealing with disasters can lead to difficult feelings, conversations, and concern. During COVID-19, each family has faced unique challenges and each member of the family has experienced the current health emergency in different ways. This session explores tips and strategies for clinicians, Extension educators, and support-service providers working with parents as they navigate challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic considering… Continue Reading Supporting Parents and Children Through Hazards and Disasters

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Surviving the 2020 Pandemic: Lessons Learned on How to Best Support our EI/ECSE Communities

Wed March 24th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
An image of a child with downs syndrome hugging their mother

About This Session: The COVID-19 pandemic has illuminated a need for early childhood professionals to have a plan for continued service delivery in the context of a disaster or hazard. In this panel discussion three Early Intervention (EI) and Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) experts, with significant experience working with children and families and as professional development leaders, discuss what the COVID-19 pandemic has taught them as EI/ECSE leaders and how those lessons can inform preparations for future disasters or… Continue Reading Surviving the 2020 Pandemic: Lessons Learned on How to Best Support our EI/ECSE Communities

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April 2021

Strategies for Supporting Caregiver-Child Interactions That Enhance Development

Wed April 14th: 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. These strategies help us think about what we do, what caregivers do, and what we do together. Triadic strategies recognize and strengthen caregiver and child competence, confidence, and mutual enjoyment. Part 1 of this two-part series will provide an overview of the triadic strategies which include: 1) arranging the environment to increase the probability of enjoyable caregiver child interactions; 2) affirming parenting… Continue Reading Strategies for Supporting Caregiver-Child Interactions That Enhance Development

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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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