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October 2019

Incorporating DASH Diet Principles into Everyday Living

October 9 at 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar The DASH Diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) was ranked by US News & World Report #1 best diet for 8 years in a row and in came in #2 in 2019. The DASH diet is a balanced diet filled with fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein. This diet includes a healthy, flexible eating pattern which has been proven to lower blood pressure. This webinar will provide information about what the DASH Diet is, the research… Continue Reading Incorporating DASH Diet Principles into Everyday Living

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September 2019

Relationships for Readiness: MFLN Virtual Conference 2019

September 17-September 19
Free
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This live event has passed, but you can view the recorded playlist on YouTube   How can we all join together to offer the best resources, support, and services to the military families we serve?    Relationships for Readiness MFLN Virtual Conference 2019 is a free 3 day event that invites service providers and extension educators to rethink the way they work with military families by re-aligning themselves as connected and collaborative professionals, organizations, and agencies. DoD representatives discuss the… Continue Reading Relationships for Readiness: MFLN Virtual Conference 2019

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August 2019

Special Education: Connecting to the TEAM in the IEP Process

August 28 at 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT
Free
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About this Webinar You succeeded at learning new terminology, acronyms and a process when you joined the military! Getting supports and services for your child with a learning difficulty or disability through an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or Section 504 accommodations is no different.  There is a process that must be followed and new terminology to learn. Understand your family’s (and child’s) role and responsibilities within the IEP or 504 process, realize the difference between 504 accommodations and an IEP,… Continue Reading Special Education: Connecting to the TEAM in the IEP Process

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Nurturing Resilience Through a Strong Community

August 27 at 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free

About This Webinar: Throughout this fast-paced, story-filled presentation, Dr. Ungar will use examples from his work with individuals and families facing challenges big and small. He’ll explore a dozen of the most important factors that contribute to the resilience of individuals and their communities. Based on his research and community work around the work, Dr. Ungar will show that resilience is much more than our personal capacity to overcome adversity. It is instead a reflection of how well individuals, families,… Continue Reading Nurturing Resilience Through a Strong Community

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Nurturing Family Resilience Through a Strengths-Based Framework

August 22 at 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free

About This Webinar: Highly stressful adverse situations impact the whole family; in turn, how families deal with their challenges can facilitate positive adaptation for all members, their relationships, and the family unit. This webinar will present core principles and guidelines in Dr. Walsh’s research-informed Family Resilience Practice Framework, identifying key relational processes that couples and families can build for resilience through difficult times. Discussion, with illustrations, will highlight the core strengths -- shared beliefs, practices, and resources -- that facilitate… Continue Reading Nurturing Family Resilience Through a Strengths-Based Framework

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Nurturing Individual Resilience from a Multisystem Developmental Perspective

August 20 at 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free

About This Webinar: Dr. Masten will discuss contemporary perspectives on resilience from a developmental systems perspective, highlighting research findings and their implications for practice. Resilience can be defined as the capacity of a system (child, family, community, economy, or any other complex system) to adapt successfully to challenges that threaten system function, viability, or development. Military children and parents face a combination of common adversities as well as some unique challenges posed for example by deployment and moving. They also… Continue Reading Nurturing Individual Resilience from a Multisystem Developmental Perspective

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The Relationship Between Health and Finances

August 13 at 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar: Financial counselors frequently observe relationships between health and personal finances in their work with clients. Examples include money spent on smoking that cannot be saved, the financial impact of an accident or illness, and decisions that people make with respect to health insurance. This webinar explores associations between health and finances and health and financial practices. The webinar begins with a Wellness Wheel activity and group discussion questions about health and personal finance relationships. Next, Dr. Gutter… Continue Reading The Relationship Between Health and Finances

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July 2019

Staying Safe Online: Protecting Your Finances and Data

July 30 at 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar: The internet offers access to a world of products and services, entertainment and information. At the same time, it creates opportunities for scammers, hackers, and identity thieves. Learn how to  help your clients spot the red flags of a scam and how to protect their computers, smart devices, and information. https://youtu.be/2Mh8KFfivD0 Presenter Carol Kando-Pineda, Counsel in the Federal Trade Commission’s Division of Consumer and Business Education where she leads teams to create and distribute free online articles, social… Continue Reading Staying Safe Online: Protecting Your Finances and Data

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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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