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December 2020

Make New Friends: Promoting Friendship and Belonging

Tue December 1st: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST
Free
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About This Webinar: All children desire to have friends and experience a sense of belonging. However, making friends may not come easy for young children.  This webinar explores how early childhood practitioners can create a culture of friendship and belonging for all children.  Friendship skills and strategies to support their development in young children with and without disabilities in inclusive environments are addressed.  Presenters also share ways practitioners can partner with families to support the development of friendship skills in… Continue Reading Make New Friends: Promoting Friendship and Belonging

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Engaging Families in Clinical Services: A Discussion on Engagement in Family Advocacy Settings

Thu December 3rd: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST
Free
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About This Webinar: Successful completion of clinical services is closely associated with caregiver participation in treatment (McPherson et al, 2012). However, less than 50% of families who are scheduled to participate in therapy services attend their first appointment (Harrison et al, 2004). This webinar will aim to focus on common factors that impact engagement for families in clinical services. Further, the research of McKay et al. related to caregiver engagement will be discussed and applied to the family advocacy setting. … Continue Reading Engaging Families in Clinical Services: A Discussion on Engagement in Family Advocacy Settings

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March 2021

Supporting Parents and Children Through Hazards and Disasters

Wed March 10, 2021: 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 Webinar: 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 will discuss practical tips and strategies for clinicians and support service providers working with parents as they navigate challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic… 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 24, 2021: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
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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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