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June 2020

Healthy Relationships & Adolescent Tech Use (Age 12 & Up)

Wed June 10th: 12:00 pm-1:30 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar: This webinar engages military family readiness system professionals on the use of technology amongst adolescents, how technology is used to harm, and what caring adults can do to educate and empower youth in their lives to take action to end technology-facilitated abuse. Through this interactive discussion, participants identify safety strategies and resources to promote healthy relationship skills with adolescents in their lives. This webinar is part of the Sexual Behavior in Children & Youth (SBCY) Series hosted… Continue Reading Healthy Relationships & Adolescent Tech Use (Age 12 & Up)

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Creating Space: Arranging Environments to Promote Positive Behavior

Tue June 16th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar: The environmental arrangement of a classroom, child care center, or family home can impact behavior.  This webinar provides practical strategies and resources early childhood practitioners can easily implement in their work.  Useful tools for navigating transitions, routines, and communicating expectations and rules are shared.  Presenters suggest ways to arrange learning centers, toys, and other objects to promote positive behavior for children with and without disabilities. Presenter Jessica Hardy received her Ph.D. in early childhood special education from… Continue Reading Creating Space: Arranging Environments to Promote Positive Behavior

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September 2020

Let’s Work Together: Building Relationships with Families to Support Positive Behavior

Tue September 29th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar: Building a positive relationship with a child’s family that affirms their culture and identity is an important part of an early childhood practitioner’s job.  This webinar addresses ways practitioners can connect with and include families of young children with disabilities in identifying and implementing strategies to support positive behavior at school, childcare, and home.  Presenters share tips for navigating difficult conversations with families regarding challenging behavior. Presenter Jessica Hardy received her Ph.D. in early childhood special education… Continue Reading Let’s Work Together: Building Relationships with Families to Support Positive Behavior

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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 is 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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