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April 2019

Home Is Where Your Heart Is | Kids Serve Too!

April 19 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: 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 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. https://youtu.be/UBTDbQX8br0 Presenters Antonio Freitas- Senior Content Manager at Sesame Workshop.  Here he works to… Continue Reading Home Is Where Your Heart Is | Kids Serve Too!

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PCS Series: Research and Tools for Supporting Military Transitions

April 2 at 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar: Join us to get an overview of common issues military families face during a Permanent Change of Station (PCS). The first half of this webinar examines the 2018 RAND Report, “Enhancing Family Stability During a Permanent Change of Station.” The second half of the webinar focuses on the tools available to military service providers through Military OneSource, such as Plan my Move, and other Military OneSource moving resources that can support families throughout a PCS. This is… Continue Reading PCS Series: Research and Tools for Supporting Military Transitions

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January 2019

Military REACH: Utilizing Family Research to Inform Practice

January 23 at 11:00 am-12:00 pm EST
Free
REACH star and logo. 1. IDENTIFY current research on military families. 2. EVALUATE the credibility and contribution of identified research. 3. TRANSLATE relevant research into useful, practical, and high-quality resources. 4. ARCHIVE research and resources in the Military REACH online library. 5. DISTRIBUTE research and resources to military families, helping professionals, and policy makers.

About This Webinar: Military REACH bridges the gap between military family research and practice. During this webinar, Dr. Mallory Lucier-Greer (REACH PI) and Dr. Catherine Walker O’Neal (REACH Co-I) will describe how their team translates research into practical applications, and ensures that this research is accessible via a publicly available online library. Participants will learn how the REACH team critically evaluates and synthesizes research on topics related to family support, resilience, and readiness. This allows military families and helping professionals… Continue Reading Military REACH: Utilizing Family Research to Inform Practice

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Safe and Sound: Caring in Our Community | Kids Serve Too!

January 17 at 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 webinar, representative(s) from the Sesame Street Workshop explore trauma connected to community violence, highlight ways to help children cope, and focus on strategies that assist with self-care following a disturbing event. This event is hosted by the Family Development concentration area of the Military Families Learning Network. Presenters Antonio Freitas is the Senior Content Manager at Sesame Workshop. Here, he works to develop content and professional development resources and course for Sesame Street In Communities.… Continue Reading Safe and Sound: Caring in Our Community | Kids Serve Too!

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December 2018

Sesame Street Overview on Military Resources | Kids Serve Too!

December 6, 2018 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: In this webinar, part of the Kids Serve Too series, representative(s) from the Sesame Street Workshop explore the Sesame Street for Military Families website and highlight resources available for training, outreach efforts, family conversations, and community events. They also discuss activities that promote child and family self-expression. This event is hosted by the Family Transitions and Family Development concentration areas of the Military Families Learning Network. https://youtu.be/FW0_Yc_Tpfc Presenter Antonio Freitas is the Senior Content Manager at Sesame Workshop.… Continue Reading Sesame Street Overview on Military Resources | Kids Serve Too!

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October 2018

Overindulgence in Parenting: How Much is Too Much?

October 25, 2018 at 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free
Pouting boy next to the words, "Overindulgence in Parenting: How Much is Too Much?"

ABOUT THE WEBINAR Overindulgence is an issue many people face in our society as the research and subsequent literature has shown us. While society tells us we need more on a regular basis, parents and children alike are struggling to understand how much is enough and adults who were given too much as children often feel the effects. Please join Ellie McCann and Becky Hagen Jokela, University of Minnesota Extension Educators, as we explore the following: What is overindulgence? Three… Continue Reading Overindulgence in Parenting: How Much is Too Much?

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Employment Resources for Military Families

October 23, 2018 at 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free
Banner: Employment Resources for Military Families above a woman sitting with a laptop

This is a free webinar hosted by the Personal Finance and the Family Transitions concentration areas of the Military Families Learning Network. Eddy Mentzer of the Spouse Employment and Career Opportunities program of the Department of Defense’s Family Readiness Policy will start this webinar by discussing the resources and tools this program has in place to support military spouses. He will cover the benefits and the pitfalls of working as a freelancer or contractor, and the “gig economy.” He will also discuss new partnerships… Continue Reading Employment Resources for Military Families

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August 2018

Opportunities & Possibilities: Posttraumatic Growth in Research & Practice (Part 2)

August 8, 2018 at 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free
Leaf growing from barren ground

About the Webinar Note: Due to technical difficulties, an archived webinar is not available for this webinar. In Pt.2 of the ‘Opportunities and Possibilities: Posttraumatic Growth in Research and Practice’ webinar series, we will continue our conversation on PTG through a facilitated discussion from a variety of panelists with experience in both posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and PTG from the academic, clinical, and non-profit communities. Session two of the PTG series will highlight content from Pt.1 where presenter, Richard Tedeschi,… Continue Reading Opportunities & Possibilities: Posttraumatic Growth in Research & Practice (Part 2)

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July 2018

Opportunities & Possibilities: Posttraumatic Growth in Research & Practice (Part 1)

July 18, 2018 at 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free
Leaf growing from barren ground

ABOUT THE WEBINAR In this presentation, Richard Tedeschi, Ph.D. will discuss the theoretical model and research basis of posttraumatic growth, the process by which trauma survivors often find valuable changes in how they live life in the aftermath of trauma. He will outline a framework for therapeutic interventions that facilitate posttraumatic growth through a way of relating called expert companionship. This approach to practice incorporates a broad view of what constitutes trauma, including many experiences that are not typically considered traumatic in our… Continue Reading Opportunities & Possibilities: Posttraumatic Growth in Research & Practice (Part 1)

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April 2018

Helping Military Families Build Resilience Through Networks

April 10, 2018 at 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Cover image: "Resilience Glow", a derivative of "Resilience" by Neil Cummings, used under CC BY SA. "Resilience Glow" is licensed under CC BY SA by Bob Bertsch.

About This Webinar This is a free professional development webinar hosted by the MFLN Family Transitions and MFLN Network Literacy concentration areas. This is the final event in the "Building Networks for Resilience" learning experience. The “Building Networks for Resilience” learning experience focused on using elements of the Working Out Loud process, positive psychology, behavioral science and more to build social support networks to improve our resilience. In this open, collaborative discussion, we'll talk about how we can use network building concepts in our work. Beyond that, what… Continue Reading Helping Military Families Build Resilience Through Networks

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