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January 2020

Preoperative Nutrition Management of Bariatric Surgery Patients

Wed January 15th: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EST
Free
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About This Webinar: About 40% of American adults have obesity, and if the current trend continues, is expected to increase to more than half of the adult population by 2030. Specifically, 7.7% had severe obesity, a body mass index of 40 kg/m2 or greater, in 2015-2016. Bariatric surgery is the most effective and durable treatment for severe obesity, and is often preceded by preoperative nutrition assessment and management. This webinar provides the current state of the field, shares literature that… Continue Reading Preoperative Nutrition Management of Bariatric Surgery Patients

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Family Systems Trends and Transitions: What They Mean For Military Families

Tue January 14th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST
Free
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About This Webinar: This webinar is part 1 of 2 on Family Systems. Families are changing in response to large global trends. Military families are experiencing the same transitions which may be compounded by military service. Demographic changes will be discussed and the implications on family systems. In this webinar, participants share views of these changes, both personally and professionally. Objectives Examine family systems trends and changes - global, U.S. and military families Examine implications for family resilience during transitions,… Continue Reading Family Systems Trends and Transitions: What They Mean For Military Families

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December 2019

Minimizing Holiday Chaos: Routine Management for Children with Special Needs

Wed December 11, 2019: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EST
Free
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About this Webinar For parents of children with special needs or disabilities, “spontaneous” and “carefree” are not words that can be associated with a holiday. Holidays can be chaotic for children with special needs particularly due to unfamiliarity, sensory overload and a lack of usual support systems.  In a national survey released in November 2018, the New York University Child Study Center, reported that two-thirds (66%) of parents of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) agreed that getting their… Continue Reading Minimizing Holiday Chaos: Routine Management for Children with Special Needs

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2019 Personal Finance Year in Review

Tue December 10, 2019: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST
Free
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About This Webinar: This annual webinar is a look back at the financial trends, stories,  legislation and events that shaped the economy and family finances in 2019, as well as a discussion of the upcoming changes in 2020. Dr. Barbara O'Neill has hosted an annual personal finance review for the Military Families Learning Network since 2015. https://youtu.be/QQbwCvFe-6I Presenter Barbara O’Neill, Ph.D. Financial Resource Management Specialist for Rutgers Cooperative Extension, has been a professor, financial educator, and author for 41 years. She has… Continue Reading 2019 Personal Finance Year in Review

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Welcome to the Group: Inclusion for Young Children with Autism

Wed December 4, 2019: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST
Free
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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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November 2019

From Hysteria to Hope: Bringing Reason to Sexual Abuse in Childhood

Thu November 21, 2019: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EST
Free
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About This Webinar: Approaching the topic of problematic sexual behavior in children and youth is often difficult and challenging. Exploring ways of prevention are vital in preparing families and professionals with ways to keep youth safe and thriving. In this webinar, Dr. Elizabeth Letourneau informs participants of how problematic and/or illegal sexual behavior in childhood can be framed as a preventable public health problem. She describes the importance of understanding the developmental differences between older and younger children. Service providers,… Continue Reading From Hysteria to Hope: Bringing Reason to Sexual Abuse in Childhood

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Supporting Families During the Elementary School Years: An Overview of the Grow Parenting Programs

Tue November 19, 2019: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST
Free
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About This Webinar: Grow is the third program in the THRIVE Initiative and is available for parents of children ages 5 to 10 years old. Grow is a universal parenting program and is available in both an online format and a face-to-face format. Grow offers parents a practical approach for guiding a young child’s healthy development. The presenters will outline the online training modules that are available for parents and the training modules that are available for facilitators to offer… Continue Reading Supporting Families During the Elementary School Years: An Overview of the Grow Parenting Programs

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Engaged & Extraordinary: Supporting Young Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities | Kids Serve Too!

Thu November 14, 2019: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST
Free
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About This Webinar: Children experience the world differently, and those differences can be greater for children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Military life comes with its own set of unique challenges, which can impact how children experience the world. The understanding and support of early childhood professionals can strengthen the skills of children with autism and increase the capacity of their families. In this 90-minute webinar, Tara Wright, Professional Development Manager with Sesame Workshop,shares the Sesame Street and Autism and… Continue Reading Engaged & Extraordinary: Supporting Young Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities | Kids Serve Too!

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What Helping Professionals Need to Know About Kincare

Wed November 13, 2019: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EST
Free
Grandparents

About this Webinar: Across the United States, family members provide homes and care for children whose parents cannot care for them. These kincare arrangements include all children who receive care from grandparents, siblings, aunts and uncles, cousins and close family members (sometimes not family at all) for a period of time. Informal kinship caregivers offer love and stability to these children through their role but many have limited resources and struggle to assume the “burden” of playing a primary parenting… Continue Reading What Helping Professionals Need to Know About Kincare

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Empowering Diabetes Self-Management: Utilizing the Latest Technology in Personal Blood Glucose Monitoring

Tue November 12, 2019: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EST
Free
Diabetes

About This Webinar: With the surge in diabetes glucose monitoring technology, people with diabetes can more effectively manage their blood glucose levels.  This session will discuss the variety of monitoring options available, including similarities, limitations, and differences. Attendees will learn how to interpret the large amount of data to inform recommendations to patients and clients as well as empower individual users to improve time in range using their own data. Learning Objectives Following the presentation, participants will be able to:… Continue Reading Empowering Diabetes Self-Management: Utilizing the Latest Technology in Personal Blood Glucose Monitoring

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