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June 2020

Warrior Wellness: Mental Health and Women in the U.S. Military

Tue June 30th: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT
Free
woman soldier climbing rope

About This Webinar: Women play a pivotal role in military operations, and their experiences and responses may differ from their male counterparts. This webinar looks at how mental health manifests differently for women, in particular women in the military. Learning Objectives Understand predominant mental health concerns for women serving in the military. Discover how these concerns can be different because of military service. Discuss experiences and consequences of deployment on women's mental health. Examine challenges and barriers for women service… Continue Reading Warrior Wellness: Mental Health and Women in the U.S. Military

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March 2020

Women in the Military: Special Contributions and Unique Challenges

Thu March 26th: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT
Free
Female service member in uniform performs a rope pull during military training

About This Webinar: Women have made and continue to make special contributions to the military, however they also face unique challenges as service members. This webinar discusses those contributions as well as some of the challenges they face. Learning Objectives: Understand the demographics of women serving in the military Discover if these women are different because they joined the military  Identify distinctive features of women's careers  Discuss gender differences in the experience and consequences of deployment Examine key current challenges… Continue Reading Women in the Military: Special Contributions and Unique Challenges

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January 2020

Focusing on Co-parenting: Strengthening Diverse Military Family Systems

Tue January 28th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST
Free
military family

About This Webinar: This webinar is part 2 of 2 on Family Systems. Join us to explore how the Military Family Readiness System can strengthen diverse families with a focus on co-parenting knowledge and skills. Best practices and research based strategies will be described and applied to military family systems and transitions. Learning Objectives: Examine co-parenting, transitions and resilience for family systems with children Discuss best practices and research-based strategies for promoting resilience Identify and discuss areas for strengthening family… Continue Reading Focusing on Co-parenting: Strengthening Diverse Military Family Systems

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Family Systems Trends and Transitions: What They Mean For Military Families

Tue January 14th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST
Free
military family

About This Webinar: This webinar is part 1 of 2 on Family Systems. Families are changing in response to large global trends. Military families are experiencing the same transitions which may be compounded by military service. Demographic changes will be discussed and the implications on family systems. In this webinar, participants share views of these changes, both personally and professionally. Objectives Examine family systems trends and changes - global, U.S. and military families Examine implications for family resilience during transitions,… Continue Reading Family Systems Trends and Transitions: What They Mean For Military Families

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November 2019

Engaged & Extraordinary: Supporting Young Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities | Kids Serve Too!

Thu November 14, 2019: 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: Children experience the world differently, and those differences can be greater for children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Military life comes with its own set of unique challenges, which can impact how children experience the world. The understanding and support of early childhood professionals can strengthen the skills of children with autism and increase the capacity of their families. In this 90-minute webinar, Tara Wright, Professional Development Manager with Sesame Workshop,shares the Sesame Street and Autism and… Continue Reading Engaged & Extraordinary: Supporting Young Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities | Kids Serve Too!

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

Wed November 6, 2019: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EST
Free
Elementary school students walking into school

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

Tue August 27, 2019: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free
Resilience Series logo

About This Webinar: Throughout this fast-paced, story-filled presentation, Dr. Ungar uses examples from his work with individuals and families facing challenges big and small. He explores 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 shows that resilience is much more than our personal capacity to overcome adversity. It is instead a reflection of how well individuals, families, employers and… Continue Reading Nurturing Resilience Through a Strong Community

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Nurturing Family Resilience Through a Strengths-Based Framework

Thu August 22, 2019: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free
Resilience Series logo

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 presents 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, highlight the core strengths -- shared beliefs, practices, and resources -- that facilitate coping and… Continue Reading Nurturing Family Resilience Through a Strengths-Based Framework

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Nurturing Individual Resilience from a Multisystem Developmental Perspective

Tue August 20, 2019: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free
Resilience Series logo

About This Webinar: Dr. Masten discusses 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 have… Continue Reading Nurturing Individual Resilience from a Multisystem Developmental Perspective

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July 2019

At Our Best: Caregiving Today | Kids Serve Too!

Wed July 10, 2019: 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 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 strength… Continue Reading At Our Best: Caregiving Today | Kids Serve Too!

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