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May 2020

Keep Calm & Carry On: Working with Difficult Clients

Wed May 20th: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar: When we work with people, we will inevitably meet a difficult or challenging person. Even though it is natural for individuals going through adversity to become difficult/challenging, it is imperative to meet the person’s emotional state with compassion and empathy. In this webinar, we explore techniques of de-escalation, communication, and expressions to understand and address people we feel are problematic. Learning Objectives Enhance de-escalation skills through verbal and non-verbal communication. Differentiate between sympathy and empathy in response… Continue Reading Keep Calm & Carry On: Working with Difficult Clients

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The Financial Implications of Caring for an Aging Parent

Tue May 12th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar: Providing care for an aging parent can exact a high emotional toll on families. Aging adults' needs can also be costly. Join us as we explore the expected and unexpected financial costs that come with caring for an aging parent. This webinar will touch on resources available to those who are serving in caregiving roles and offer tools and ways families can help caregivers support family members while protecting their finances. https://youtu.be/OgL9v1F-IZM Presenter Mary Benzinger Since 2009,… Continue Reading The Financial Implications of Caring for an Aging Parent

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April 2020

Child Identity Theft: Repairing the Damage

Tue April 21st: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free
Girl on swing.

About This Webinar: A child's Social Security number can be used by identity thieves to apply for government benefits, open bank and credit card accounts, apply for a loan or utility service, or rent a place to live. Presenter Axton Betz-Hamilton speaks from her professional experience as a child identity theft researcher and from her personal experience as a victim. The webinar focus is on repairing the damage of child identity theft. https://youtu.be/a5B7Oxby-10 Presenter Dr. Axton Betz-Hamilton is an Assistant… Continue Reading Child Identity Theft: Repairing the Damage

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FODMAPs and Athletes: Current Research and Strategies

Thu April 16th: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT
Free
Running

About This Webinar: This webinar presents the current research on FODMAP consumption by athletes and the use of low-FODMAP nutritional strategies for reducing exercise-induced gastrointestinal symptoms. It also discusses suggested strategies that dietitians can use when helping athletes and active military clients desiring to limit FODMAPs daily and/or surrounding exercise. Objectives: After this presentation, the attendee should be able to: Identify high FODMAP foods commonly consumed by athletes. Describe potential concerns regarding FODMAP restriction by athletes. Explain the two main… Continue Reading FODMAPs and Athletes: Current Research and Strategies

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Moral Injury: Suicide Risk, Survivor’s Guilt and Other Clinical Manifestations

Wed April 15th: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT
Free
Soldier at grave

About This Webinar This presentation begins by briefly reviewing the definition of moral injury and describing a theoretical model that highlights some of the clinical manifestations of moral injury. The relationship between moral injury and suicide risk will be described, and recent studies on suicide risk will be reviewed. The relationship between survivor’s guilt and moral injury will be discussed, including highlighting how it differs between moral injury and PTSD. Self-forgiveness will also be highlighted as an additional clinical manifestation… Continue Reading Moral Injury: Suicide Risk, Survivor’s Guilt and Other Clinical Manifestations

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March 2020

Women in the Military: Special Contributions and Unique Challenges

Thu March 26th: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT
Free
Female service member in uniform performs a rope pull during military training

About This Webinar: Women have made and continue to make special contributions to the military, however they also face unique challenges as service members. This webinar discusses those contributions as well as some of the challenges they face. Learning Objectives: Understand the demographics of women serving in the military Discover if these women are different because they joined the military  Identify distinctive features of women's careers  Discuss gender differences in the experience and consequences of deployment Examine key current challenges… Continue Reading Women in the Military: Special Contributions and Unique Challenges

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The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Wed March 25th: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT
Free
FMLA

About This Webinar: When you or a loved one experiences a serious health condition that requires you to take time off from work you may be eligible for Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Whether you are unable to work because of your own serious health condition, or because you need to care for your parent, spouse, or child with a series health condition, FMLA provides unpaid, job-protected leave. Leave may be taken all at once, or may be taken intermittently… Continue Reading The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

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Behavior Basics: Laying the Groundwork for Positive Change

Tue March 24th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free
young girl building with blocks

About This Webinar: Professionals working with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers are likely to encounter challenging behavior.  This webinar reviews the ABCs of behavior (antecedent, behavior, consequence) and helps professionals identify the function of behavior.  Dr. Hardy explains the ways in which multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) can be utilized to manage challenging behavior for all children, but especially children with disabilities or who have experienced trauma.  The use of tally sheets, forms, and checklists to inform decisions that support positive… Continue Reading Behavior Basics: Laying the Groundwork for Positive Change

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Sleep and the RDN: Incorporating Sleep Education to Reduce Chronic Disease Risk

Wed March 18th: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT
Free
teenage boy sleeping

About This Webinar: According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), lack of sleep can lead to major health issues, and the link between sleep deprivation and chronic disease has grown significantly. Additionally, studies have shown that getting fewer than eight hours of sleep puts military personnel at risk for poor performance and decreased cognition. This webinar provides a general background on sleep, how insufficient sleep increases the risk of chronic disease and makes the management of chronic conditions more… Continue Reading Sleep and the RDN: Incorporating Sleep Education to Reduce Chronic Disease Risk

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Understanding Long-Term Care: Extended Care and Housing

Tue March 10th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free
Person helping an elderly person.

About This Webinar: Speakers from the VA Home and Community Base Programs and Specially Adapted Housing offices share information about the programs the VA offers to veterans who need assisted living, in-home care, or adaptations to their homes to meet their health care needs. https://youtu.be/8xMYUMjbCFc Presenters Dayna Cooper, Director of VA Home and Community Care, is responsible for policy, oversight, and management of the VA’s spectrum of Home and Community Based services.  A graduate of Valparaiso University with degrees in… Continue Reading Understanding Long-Term Care: Extended Care and Housing

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