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January 2019

Military REACH: Utilizing Family Research to Inform Practice

January 23 @ 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 @ 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 90-minute webinar, representative(s) from the Sesame Street Workshop will 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.\\ https://youtu.be/S7MTD95hDaE 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… 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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February 2018

Working Out Loud: Building Networks for Resilience

February 27, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST
Free
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.

This is a free professional development webinar hosted by the MFLN Family Transitions and MFLN Network Literacy concentration areas. This is first in a series consisting of 2 webinars and 5 podcasts. Sign up for the "Build Your Network, Build Your Resilience" Podcast Series now. Description A strong support network can help you be resilient in times of change, but what can you do to make sure those networks are there when you need them? In this interactive webinar, we’ll use concepts… Continue Reading Working Out Loud: Building Networks for Resilience

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November 2017

Successful Transition for Students with Special Needs: Advocating for Universal Design for Learning in Classrooms

November 29, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Special needs student reading at the library

To receive a CEU credit OR certificate of completion, please complete the evaluation survey found here. Research has shown that all students and especially those receiving special education who follow a carefully crafted transition plan are more likely to achieve post-secondary success. Helping professionals can craft these plans, but many may not be aware of the various resources available to ensure students’ successful transition. One of the main resources available to parents/guardians and students are their classroom teachers. Teachers who… Continue Reading Successful Transition for Students with Special Needs: Advocating for Universal Design for Learning in Classrooms

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