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May 2019

Gender and Finances

May 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT

About This Webinar In this 90-minute webinar, Dr. Barbara O'Neill and Dr. Martie Gillen will discuss the differences in spending, saving and money management behaviors between men and women, and ways counselors and educators can better understand their clients' needs and behavior. Presenters  Barbara O’Neill, Ph.D.- Financial Resource Management Specialist for Rutgers Cooperative Extension, has been a professor, financial educator, and author for 35 years. She has written over 1,500 consumer newspaper articles and over 125 articles for academic journals,… Continue Reading Gender and Finances

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June 2019

Professional Boundaries in Action: Lessons from Practice

June 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Free

About This Webinar There is always the risk that boundaries and roles can become blurred and uncertain in the work of helping professionals.  The pressures of time and circumstance can create challenges. Practical lessons drawn from experience can help guide the way for appropriate and effective effort.  In this webinar,  helping professionals with past and current military experience share insights and advice through the use of case studies and exercises. Presenter Jen Stewart, MSW Deputy Branch Head, Family Care Manager,… Continue Reading Professional Boundaries in Action: Lessons from Practice

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Yuck! I Don’t Eat That! Nutrition & Selective Eating in Young Children with Autism

June 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar Many families of young children with autism and related disorders face challenges related to diet, nutrition, and food selectivity. This webinar will address common concerns of families surrounding dietary preferences and limitations often seen in young children with autism. The presenters will highlight the effects of food preferences, aversions, and special diets on child and family outcomes and discuss ways professionals and families can encourage young children with autism to broaden their diet.  They will also provide… Continue Reading Yuck! I Don’t Eat That! Nutrition & Selective Eating in Young Children with Autism

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Insurance Principles and Resources: What Financial Educators Need to Know

June 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
Free

About This Webinar: This webinar will focus on the insurance basics Personal Finance Managers and educators need to support military and civilian families alike. Presenter  Barbara O'Neill, Ph.D.- Financial Resource Management Specialist for Rutgers Cooperative Extension, has been a professor, financial educator, and author for 35 years. She has written over 1,500 consumer newspaper articles and over 125 articles for academic journals, conference proceedings, and other professional publications. She is a certified financial planner (CFP®), chartered retirement planning counselor (CRPC®),… Continue Reading Insurance Principles and Resources: What Financial Educators Need to Know

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July 2019

At Our Best: Caregiving Today | Kids Serve Too!

July 10 @ 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: In this 90-minute webinar, representative(s) 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. This event is hosted by the Military Caregiving concentration area of the Military Families Learning Network. Presenter Antonio Freitas- Senior Content… Continue Reading At Our Best: Caregiving Today | Kids Serve Too!

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October 2019

Stepping Out: Family Outings with Young Children with Autism

October 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar: Many families of young children with autism and related disorders have difficulties  during outings to parks, libraries, appointments, and more. This webinar will present ways professionals can help families develop strategies to prevent and address concerns during their outings.  Common safety and social concerns and strategies that can be used to support families in preventing and addressing these concerns will be discussed.  Recommended practices for building family capacity and confidence will also be covered. Presenter Dr. Katie… Continue Reading Stepping Out: Family Outings with Young Children with Autism

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Gambling Disorders: Special Considerations for Service Members

October 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar: Dr. Heather Chapman will discuss the Preventing and Treating Gambling Disorder in the Military Act of 2017  and resources available to service members on and off base to treat gambling disorders. This webinar will also discuss access to gambling, such as casinos, organized poker tournaments, sports betting apps, and what research has shown about the risk indicators among military service members that make this population particularly vulnerable to gambling problems. Presenter Dr. Heather Chapman, Supervisory Psychologist/Director Gambling Program… Continue Reading Gambling Disorders: Special Considerations for Service Members

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November 2019

Engaged & Extraordinary: Supporting Young Children with Special Needs | Kids Serve Too!

November 14 @ 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 address an overview of developmental milestones for children as well as strategies to help families enrich and expand their child's life such as: the IDEA program, parental rights, the special needs evaluation process. This event is hosted by the Family Development-Early Intervention concentration area of the Military Families Learning Network. Presenter Antonio Freitas- Senior Content Manager at Sesame Workshop. Here, he works to develop content and professional development… Continue Reading Engaged & Extraordinary: Supporting Young Children with Special Needs | Kids Serve Too!

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December 2019

Welcome to the Group: Inclusion for Young Children with Autism

December 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST
Free
mothers with young children in a playgroup

About This Webinar: Child care providers and preschool teachers need to use best-practices to successfully include young children with autism and related disorders in their programs. This webinar will discuss best practices for including all children (birth-5) in program activities. Presenters will define what is inclusion and the benefits of including young children with autism and related disorders in child care and preschool settings.  They will also discuss best practices professionals can use to include young children with autism and… Continue Reading Welcome to the Group: Inclusion for Young Children with Autism

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