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December 2018

Sesame Street Overview on Military Resources | Kids Serve Too!

December 6 @ 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 60-minute webinar, representative(s) from the Sesame Street Workshop will introduce the Sesame Street for Military Families website as well as explore resources that can be utilized in training, outreach efforts, family conversations, and community events. They will 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. 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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November 2018

Up and Away: Building Child Language, Social Interactions, and Preliteracy Skills in Early Childhood Settings

November 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST
Free

About This Webinar: This webinar focuses on strategies to help children use more complex sentences and vocabulary with their caregivers and peers. Children learn through daily routines and play, but as they grow and explore early education settings, their social worlds expand.  Opportunities abound for children to learn as they take turns peeking at the classroom guinea pig, pretend to be police officers on a chase, and read books with a favorite caregiver. In this event participants discover strategies to support… Continue Reading Up and Away: Building Child Language, Social Interactions, and Preliteracy Skills in Early Childhood Settings

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Detour Ahead: Person-Centered Contingency Planning

November 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Free

About this Webinar: Planning for contingencies can reduce worries by ensuring that steps are in place in case of a sudden or unexpected change. All those involved will have the satisfaction of knowing that a system is in place that outlines what needs to be done and when. For instance, in the case of a caregiver, a contingency plan helps to prepare for sudden or unexpected health issues, income/job changes etc. For a service provider this would mean preparing for clients… Continue Reading Detour Ahead: Person-Centered Contingency Planning

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Family Finances Series: Raising Financially Responsible Children

November 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST
Free
Family Finance Series image of a clock and piggybak

About this webinar Neale Godfrey will discuss the importance of raising financially responsible children and offer guidance for teaching financial responsibility to children in this interactive learning opportunity to include quizzes to determine financial management style. This 90-minute event is hosted by the Personal Finance and Family Development concentration areas of the Military Families Learning Network. PRESENTER Neale Godfrey is an author whose books deal with money, life skills, and value issues. One of her books, Money Doesn't Grow on Trees: A Parent's… Continue Reading Family Finances Series: Raising Financially Responsible Children

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October 2018

Clinical Insight into Vitamin B12

October 31 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Free

About this Webinar Great follow-up to our webinar "Plant-based Eating: Enhancing Health Benefits, Minimizing Nutritional Risks"   Learn more about vitamin B12 deficiency, assessment methods, and the role of B12 in the prevention and treatment of certain health conditions. Learning Objectives: 1.  List populations and groups at risk of vitamin B12 deficiency/inadequate vitamin B12 status? 2.  Understand what constitutes adequate vitamin B12 intake 3.  Distinguish between reliability of different vitamin B12 assessment methods What constitutes adequate vitamin B12 status? Indirect indicators of… Continue Reading Clinical Insight into Vitamin B12

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Overindulgence in Parenting: How Much is Too Much?

October 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
Free

ABOUT THE WEBINAR Overindulgence is an issue many people face in our society as the research and subsequent literature has shown us. While society tells us we need more on a regular basis, parents and children alike are struggling to understand how much is enough and adults who were given too much as children often feel the effects. Please join Ellie McCann and Becky Hagen Jokela, University of Minnesota Extension Educators, as we explore the following: What is overindulgence? Three… Continue Reading Overindulgence in Parenting: How Much is Too Much?

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Employment Resources for Military Families

October 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
Free

This is a free webinar hosted by the Personal Finance and the Family Transitions concentration areas of the Military Families Learning Network. Eddy Mentzer of the Spouse Employment and Career Opportunities program of the Department of Defense’s Family Readiness Policy will start this webinar by discussing the resources and tools this program has in place to support military spouses. He will cover the benefits and the pitfalls of working as a freelancer or contractor, and the “gig economy.” He will also discuss new partnerships… Continue Reading Employment Resources for Military Families

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TRICARE ECHO: Special Care for People with Special Needs

October 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Free

About the Webinar The TRICARE Extended Care Health Option (ECHO) benefit supports Active Duty Family Members with certain chronic medical conditions and disabilities.  This webinar will provide practical information on who is eligible, how to register for ECHO, and additional services that are available. Presenter Captain Edward Simmer currently serves as the Chief Clinical Officer for the TRICARE Health Plan at the Defense Health Agency in Falls Church, VA. In this role he is responsible for overseeing all clinical aspects… Continue Reading TRICARE ECHO: Special Care for People with Special Needs

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Coconut Oil: Super Food or Super Fad

October 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Free

About This Webinar Coconut oil is all the rage these days to benefit your health. It has been rumored to help with heart disease, thyroid problems, slow aging, and protect against illnesses such as Alzheimer's, arthritis, diabetes and even weight loss. But what is the truth about coconut oil? Tune into this webinar to learn fact from fiction about this popular oil. Learning Objectives The participant will be able to discuss the composition of coconut oil and the metabolism of… Continue Reading Coconut Oil: Super Food or Super Fad

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September 2018

Small talk: Strategies to Support Child Communication Before Words Emerge

September 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
Free

About this Webinar Previous webinars in this series have covered child communication development through the preschool years.  In this session Drs. Mollie Romano and Juliann Woods will discuss what families, early care and education providers, and early interventionists can do to help a child learn to communicate and talk.  A focus will be placed on evidence-based strategies to support communication leading to words and how caregivers can embed these strategies in everyday activities - from walking to the bus stop to pick… Continue Reading Small talk: Strategies to Support Child Communication Before Words Emerge

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