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February 2019

A Holistic Approach to Supporting Military Families with Special Needs

February 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Free

About this Webinar: The Department of Defense’s Office of Special Needs provides policy and focused support for military families with special medical and/or educational needs.  Many supportive programs offer resources and tools that military families need to be successful no matter where they live or serve.  Presenters in this webinar explore how the Exceptional Family Member Program at the local level and Military OneSource’s 24/7 call center, collectively, support military families using a holistic approach. Learning Objectives: After attending this… Continue Reading A Holistic Approach to Supporting Military Families with Special Needs

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PCS Series: Dispelling the Myths of the VA Home Loan

February 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST
Free
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About This Webinar: Mark Connors, Lender Liaison with the VA Home Loan Guaranty Service, U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs addresses the Veteran's home loan process, including the lending and mortgage process. Anthony Camilli from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau explains mortgage scams, including refinancing scams, and explores considerations before buying a home and red flags to be on alert for when shopping for a home. This webinar is the first in a Permanent Change of Station Series that addresses issues… Continue Reading PCS Series: Dispelling the Myths of the VA Home Loan

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January 2019

Culinary Medicine: Where Health Meets Food

January 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Free
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About this Webinar: Where Health Meets Food! Learn more about this pioneering program, The Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine at Tulane University.  It is the first dedicated teaching kitchen to be implemented at a medical school. The center provides hands-on training for medical students through culinary medicine classes in the form of electives and seminars as well as continuing education for the healthcare and foodservice industries.  It also offers practical community cooking classes, hands-on community outreach, and instruction in a strategic relationship with… Continue Reading Culinary Medicine: Where Health Meets Food

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Military REACH: Utilizing Family Research to Inform Practice

January 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Free

About This Webinar: Military REACH bridges the gap between military family research and practice. During this webinar, Dr. Mallory Lucier-Greer (REACH PI) and Dr. Catherine Walker O’Neal (REACH Co-I) will describe how their team translates research into practical applications, and ensures that this research is accessible via a publicly available online library. Participants will learn how the REACH team critically evaluates and synthesizes research on topics related to family support, resilience, and readiness. This allows military families and helping professionals… Continue Reading Military REACH: Utilizing Family Research to Inform Practice

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Safe and Sound: Caring in Our Community | Kids Serve Too!

January 17 @ 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 explore trauma connected to community violence, highlight ways to help children cope, and focus on strategies that assist with self-care following a disturbing event. This event is hosted by the Family Development concentration area of the Military Families Learning Network.\\ https://youtu.be/S7MTD95hDaE Presenters Antonio Freitas is the Senior Content Manager at Sesame Workshop. Here, he works to develop content and professional development resources and course for Sesame… Continue Reading Safe and Sound: Caring in Our Community | Kids Serve Too!

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How to Better Connect with and Influence Others

January 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Free

About This Webinar: Tips, tidbits and tools to help make a greater impact! We are busier than ever, doing more than ever.  Let’s take some time to slow down, take a deep breath and learn more about ourselves and other people.  Let’s learn how to make a greater impact on our own lives as well as the lives of other people. In this one-hour webinar, you will learn tips, tidbits and tools that will help you to increase your self-awareness… Continue Reading How to Better Connect with and Influence Others

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Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017

January 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST
Free

About this webinar: In this 90-minute webinar, Andrew Zumwalt covers the changes and details of the 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act, including the doubled standard deduction, the doubling of the child tax credit, and the Affordable Care Act tax penalty. Military-specific tax issues such as the  Heroes Earnings Assistance and Relief Tax Act (HEART Act) and the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and military pay will also be addressed. This event is hosted by the Personal Finance  concentration area of the Military… Continue Reading Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017

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December 2018

2018 Personal Finance Year in Review

December 18, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST
Free

About this Webinar: Hosted by the Personal Finance concentration area, this webinar is our annual review of the financial news stories, hot topics, legislation, and changes that impacted finances this year. Facilitator Dr. Barbara O'Neil will will cover key findings from 2018 personal finance research studies, government data, financial events, products, trends, legislation, and policies. Dr. O'Neill will lead discussions on new and revised financial education resources and offer a preview of expected 2019 personal finance changes. https://youtu.be/Ydtnvl_BsWc Presenter  Barbara O'Neill, Ph.D.- Financial… Continue Reading 2018 Personal Finance Year in Review

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Sesame Street Overview on Military Resources | Kids Serve Too!

December 6, 2018 @ 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 webinar, part of the Kids Serve Too series, representative(s) from the Sesame Street Workshop explore the Sesame Street for Military Families website and highlight resources available for training, outreach efforts, family conversations, and community events. They 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. https://youtu.be/FW0_Yc_Tpfc 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, 2018 @ 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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