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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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June 2019

Avoiding Burnout: Building Resilience Through Relationships

June 25 at 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar: Social support is a key element of resilience, and your social support depends largely on the quantity, quality and diversity of your relationships. In this webinar, you’ll learn more about the role social support plays in your resilience, and discover strategies for intentionally building relationships that can contribute to your resilience. For a long time, we thought of resilience only as bouncing back after a disaster or traumatic event. While that’s still an important part of being… Continue Reading Avoiding Burnout: Building Resilience Through Relationships

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Insurance Principles and Resources: What Financial Educators Need to Know

June 18 at 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar: This event will focus on the insurance basics Personal Finance Managers and educators need to support military and civilian families alike. This event will begin with a basic primer on insurance principles and terminology and common insurance errors. Dr. Barbara O'Neill will then discuss various types of insurance including auto, homeowners and renters, umbrella liability, life, health, disability, and long-term care. It will conclude with a discussion of general insurance tips, insurance action steps, and insurance resources… Continue Reading Insurance Principles and Resources: What Financial Educators Need to Know

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

June 12 at 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 addresses 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 strategies… Continue Reading Yuck! I Don’t Eat That! Nutrition & Selective Eating in Young Children with Autism

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Professional Boundaries in Action: Lessons from Practice

June 5 at 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar: There is always a 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 case studies and exercises. Learning Objectives:  Understand the Principles of Learning as a foundation for appreciating professional boundaries.… Continue Reading Professional Boundaries in Action: Lessons from Practice

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May 2019

Gender and Finances

May 28 at 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar: Join Dr. Barbara O'Neill and Dr. Martie Gillen to discuss the differences in spending, saving and money management behaviors between men and women, and explore ways counselors and educators can better understand clients' needs and behavior. The first half of this webinar will focus on the research behind financial behavior differences between men and women as well as external factors that impact financial capability, such as the gender pay gap. The second half of the webinar will… Continue Reading Gender and Finances

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Sexualized Behaviors in Children and Youth

May 22 at 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar: Child sexual abuse can be a very tough topic to discuss. However, it is very important when preparing families and professionals with strategies to keep kids safe and thriving during childhood and youth. In this webinar Dr. Shelly Martin, a child abuse pediatrician and US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, will review and explore normal, concerning and problematic sexualized behaviors that children may display. Additionally, various factors associated with children’s sexualized behaviors will be identified to assist clinicians… Continue Reading Sexualized Behaviors in Children and Youth

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Understanding Professional Boundaries

May 15 at 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar An understanding of professional boundaries is crucial for helping professionals in the military and in other contexts. An appreciation for boundaries helps professionals in their interactions with clients, in working with other professionals, and in identifying and preserving a sense of professional identity and role in their work. In this webinar, Dr. Kim Finney of the University of Southern California shares with us insights on this important and complex topic. Learning Objectives: Increase understanding of Theories on Personal… Continue Reading Understanding Professional Boundaries

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April 2019

Air Force Nutrition Initiatives

April 23 at 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar: What is the Air Force doing to promote health and nutrition to support the Airmen in meeting the physical demands of their mission? Join us to learn about Air Force Nutrition Initiatives and the HeRO Strategy.  The mission of the HeRO Strategy is to improve the health status of active duty members to positively influence mission readiness and force protection. Objectives: Discuss methods available for addressing population health and wellness concerns Explain the Health and Readiness Optimization (HeRO) Strategy… Continue Reading Air Force Nutrition Initiatives

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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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