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October 2020

Healthy Moms, Happy Babies I: Supporting Staff to Help Families Remotely

Thu October 1st: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar: We care deeply about you and know many of you are exhausted and overwhelmed in both your work and personal life. COVID-19 affects all of us - from the military families we serve, to our own relationships and families. Military family readiness staff deserve care just as much as the families we serve. Our approach provides strategies to help staff recognize their own stress and learn new skills to better manage that stress and find balance. We… Continue Reading Healthy Moms, Happy Babies I: Supporting Staff to Help Families Remotely

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Healthy Moms, Happy Babies II: Virtually Supporting Parents Experiencing Domestic Abuse

Wed October 7th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar: Given the COVID-19 pandemic and the shift to virtual home visitation, we recognize that it is very difficult for New Parent Support Program staff to determine client safety, maintain confidentiality, and promote healthy parenting and relationships. The lack of privacy for conversations and heightened isolation makes it difficult to assess the home environment and figure out if coercion and abuse are happening to a client. During this training, we will review promising practices for home visitors within… Continue Reading Healthy Moms, Happy Babies II: Virtually Supporting Parents Experiencing Domestic Abuse

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Surmounting Social Isolation & Loneliness: Mindfulness Meditation

Wed October 21st: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar When we develop a cough or a fever, it’s likely a sign that something is not quite right with our physical health. But what about when we feel lonely? High-quality relationships are vital for our health and well-being– and loneliness might be a sign that something is not quite right with our emotional health. This session explores the differences between social isolation and loneliness, the potential risks to our personal and relational health, and provides tips for… Continue Reading Surmounting Social Isolation & Loneliness: Mindfulness Meditation

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Resources for Addressing Food Access for Military Families

Tue October 27th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar: Food insecurity describes a household’s inability to provide enough food for every person to live an active, healthy life. Food insecurity is one way we can measure and assess the risk of hunger. In the United States currently, 1 in 9 people struggle with hunger. This webinar discusses the resources available through the Extension and Land Grant university system and the Defense Commissary Agency (DECA) to increase proper nutrition for those working with vulnerable military service members.… Continue Reading Resources for Addressing Food Access for Military Families

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Impacts and Responses in Disaster and Hazard Readiness | 2020 Academy Series

Wed October 28th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free
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About this Series: Disaster and Hazard Readiness Foundations is the inaugural Military Family Readiness Academy series. Facilitator Angie Lindsey from University of Florida hosts three dynamic sessions throughout the fall to engage military family service providers and Cooperative Extension educators in foundational conversations that support readiness throughout the four stages of disaster and hazard management. Learn more about this series!   Series Schedule: Disaster and Hazard Readiness 101 Recording Available Impacts and Responses in Disaster and Hazard Readiness October 28,… Continue Reading Impacts and Responses in Disaster and Hazard Readiness | 2020 Academy Series

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November 2020

Problematic Sexual Behavior: The Importance of a Multidisciplinary Evidence-Based Approach

Tue November 3rd: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST
Free
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About this Webinar: This webinar is focused on increasing the knowledge base of all multidisciplinary team members on problematic sexual behavior. The National Center on Sexual Behavior of Youth (NCSBY) defines children with problematic sexual behavior (PSB) as youth ages 12 and younger who engage in behaviors involving sexual body parts that are developmentally inappropriate and/or potentially harmful to self and others (Carpentier, Silovsky, Chaffin, 2005). Focus will be placed on disseminating information regarding the continuum of sexual behaviors, dispelling… Continue Reading Problematic Sexual Behavior: The Importance of a Multidisciplinary Evidence-Based Approach

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In an Instant: A Caregiver’s Journey of Injury, Recovery & Resilience

Thu November 19th: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EST
Free
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About This Webinar: In this webinar, Woodruff discusses her family’s story when her ABC News journalist husband, Bob Woodruff, was hit by a roadside bomb while reporting on the war in Iraq.  She shares her perspective on what got her through, the advice she has for others and offer ways caregivers can relieve stress and reach for joy. Learning Objectives Provide caregivers a perspective on injury and recovery Offer tips and activities for caregivers to care for themselves Inform and… Continue Reading In an Instant: A Caregiver’s Journey of Injury, Recovery & Resilience

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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 are 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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Engaging Families in Clinical Services: A Discussion on Engagement in Family Advocacy Settings

Thu December 3rd: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST
Free
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About This Webinar: Successful completion of clinical services is closely associated with caregiver participation in treatment (McPherson et al, 2012). However, less than 50% of families who are scheduled to participate in therapy services attend their first appointment (Harrison et al, 2004). This webinar will aim to focus on common factors that impact engagement for families in clinical services. Further, the research of McKay et al. related to caregiver engagement will be discussed and applied to the family advocacy setting. … Continue Reading Engaging Families in Clinical Services: A Discussion on Engagement in Family Advocacy Settings

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2020 Personal Finance Year in Review

Tue December 8th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST
Free
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About This Webinar: The COVID-19 pandemic and record unemployment have defined 2020 as a year of a global financial crisis. Dr. Barbara O'Neill delivers this annual review of personal finances in the sobering light of our current economic climate. This webinar details the events that have impacted personal finances this year and the legislation and events that will continue to impact finances in 2021. Presenter Dr. Barbara O’Neill, CFP®, AFC is the owner/CEO of Money Talk: Financial Planning Seminars and… Continue Reading 2020 Personal Finance Year in Review

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