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November 2019

Promoting Successful Home-to-School Transitions for Military Families with Young Children

November 6 at 11:00 am-12:00 pm EST
Free

About This Webinar This webinar will focus on promoting positive transitions from home to school and from school to school (e.g., during a move) for young children and their families. The presenters will identify important transitions that occur during early childhood including moving from home to school or school to school and discuss what research indicates regarding how these transitions play a role in children’s socioemotional and cognitive development. The challenges that exist within these transitions will be identified. Presenters… Continue Reading Promoting Successful Home-to-School Transitions for Military Families with Young Children

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August 2019

Nurturing Resilience Through a Strong Community

August 27 at 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free

About This Webinar: Throughout this fast-paced, story-filled presentation, Dr. Ungar will use examples from his work with individuals and families facing challenges big and small. He’ll explore a dozen of the most important factors that contribute to the resilience of individuals and their communities. Based on his research and community work around the work, Dr. Ungar will show that resilience is much more than our personal capacity to overcome adversity. It is instead a reflection of how well individuals, families,… Continue Reading Nurturing Resilience Through a Strong Community

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Nurturing Family Resilience Through a Strengths-Based Framework

August 22 at 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free

About This Webinar: Highly stressful adverse situations impact the whole family; in turn, how families deal with their challenges can facilitate positive adaptation for all members, their relationships, and the family unit. This webinar will present core principles and guidelines in Dr. Walsh’s research-informed Family Resilience Practice Framework, identifying key relational processes that couples and families can build for resilience through difficult times. Discussion, with illustrations, will highlight the core strengths -- shared beliefs, practices, and resources -- that facilitate… Continue Reading Nurturing Family Resilience Through a Strengths-Based Framework

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Nurturing Individual Resilience from a Multisystem Developmental Perspective

August 20 at 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free

About This Webinar: Dr. Masten will discuss contemporary perspectives on resilience from a developmental systems perspective, highlighting research findings and their implications for practice. Resilience can be defined as the capacity of a system (child, family, community, economy, or any other complex system) to adapt successfully to challenges that threaten system function, viability, or development. Military children and parents face a combination of common adversities as well as some unique challenges posed for example by deployment and moving. They also… Continue Reading Nurturing Individual Resilience from a Multisystem Developmental Perspective

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July 2019

At Our Best: Caregiving Today | Kids Serve Too!

July 10 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: Representatives from the Sesame Street Workshop will address strategies for connecting with families through the Sesame Street for Military Families website, highlight the importance of self care for providers including ways to overcome obstacles, and offer strategies to develop a self-care plan to meet the needs of caregivers and those that they support. Learning Objectives Participants will: Learn how to best address children’s difficult questions and typical behaviors in military caregiving households across four areas: Comfort and… Continue Reading At Our Best: Caregiving Today | Kids Serve Too!

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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: 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. Prior to joining… 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!

Thursday Dec 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 event, 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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