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September 2020

Modeling Healthy Technology Behaviors for Young Children

Thu September 24th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar: Technology has become integrated into virtually every facet of our lives, with benefits like convenience, the ability to communicate over long distances, and help to organize busy family schedules. Unfortunately, technology can also be a major disruption to nurturing parent-child relationships, when adults become consumed in their electronic devices at the expense of quality time with their children. Increased internet and technology access for children and adolescents also brings concerns for how easily young people can be… Continue Reading Modeling Healthy Technology Behaviors for Young Children

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Communication for Patients with Low Nutrition Literacy

Wed September 23rd: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar: Nutrition education is a necessary measure for disease prevention and treatment, yet nearly half of Americans experience difficulty with understanding and communicating health information. Nutrition educators must be able to understand issues surrounding nutrition literacy and use effective communication techniques in order to reach goals of improving diet and related health outcomes. In this session, participants learn how these techniques have been used in research and discover how to apply them in their own practice. Learning Objectives:… Continue Reading Communication for Patients with Low Nutrition Literacy

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Communication Power Moves: Part II of Working with Difficult Clients

Thu September 17th: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar: When a situation becomes escalated, it is common for us to freeze, fight back, or retreat from the situation. However, while providing services to individuals, we need to use our environment and communication skills to find and maintain safety. In the Keep Calm & Carry On: Working with Difficult Clients webinar we identified underlying causality to a person or situation to become escalated and develop skills to empathize and be with the person. In this second installment,… Continue Reading Communication Power Moves: Part II of Working with Difficult Clients

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August 2020

Keeping Our Brains Healthy as We Age

Tue August 25th: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar: Your brain functions best when it gets premium fuel in the form of good nutrition.  A poor diet can be harmful to the brain, promote inflammation and oxidative stress. This webinar presents strategies for nourishment to promote healthy brain aging. Emphasis is placed on recommendations for brain-healthy dietary patterns and understanding some specific diet choices that work for vs. against brain health during aging. Learning objectives: 1. List at least two brain-healthy dietary patterns 2. Describe at… Continue Reading Keeping Our Brains Healthy as We Age

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Using Evidence-Based Programs to Best Support Military Families: An Intro to the Continuum of Evidence

Thu August 20th: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar: The Continuum of Evidence (Continuum) was created by the Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness to assist professionals who support individuals and families, military and civilian, by helping to reduce barriers with the implementation of evidence-based programs, such as lack of time to find evidence and lack of expertise in reading and evaluating evidence. In order to help improve the health and well-being of families, this webinar provides professionals with information about evidence-based programs and how it can… Continue Reading Using Evidence-Based Programs to Best Support Military Families: An Intro to the Continuum of Evidence

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Back to School: Special Needs & Social Distancing

Wed August 19th: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar: School children with special needs faced unusual disruption to the end of their school year in May/June 2020 and teachers, parents, and caregivers scrambled to turn the living room into a classroom. School closures and social distancing did not just cause impromptu homeschooling, it also has the effect of causing a longer at-home summer and the need to prepare for a new normal in the upcoming school year. Parents, caregivers, and teachers are now required to address… Continue Reading Back to School: Special Needs & Social Distancing

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Communication: Seek First to Understand, Then Be Understood

Tue August 18th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar: Personal Finance Managers provide counseling to many different military families going through difficult financial situations. Using communication skills effectively is vital to the success of their work with clients. In this webinar, we discuss ways to most effectively communicate with clients so that strategies for positive change can be put into action, and clients can achieve their goals. https://youtu.be/llrxW62fwZk Presenter Ryan H. Law teaches in the Personal Financial Planning program at Utah Valley University. He is also… Continue Reading Communication: Seek First to Understand, Then Be Understood

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July 2020

The Spouse Education & Career Opportunities Program Overview

Wed July 22nd: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar: This webinar provides an overview of the Department of Defense Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program and related resources offered through Military OneSource.  Participants learn about education and employment resources available to military spouses and offerings available to service members and their families to connect to their best MilLife. https://youtu.be/cLqZaWjS4s8 Presenter Lee Kelley Director, Military Community Support Programs Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Lee Kelley assumed the duties of director of Military Community Support Programs… Continue Reading The Spouse Education & Career Opportunities Program Overview

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Resources for Personal Finance Managers Working with Service Members

Tue July 21st: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar: Personal Finance Managers and financial educators need resources to meet the needs of their client's evolving financial needs across the life cycle. This webinar explores the Misadventures in Money Management and the Your Money, Your Goals programs from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). This webinar presents 2 federal resources for Personal Finance Managers (PFMs) and Educators working with Service members throughout the military life cycle. https://youtu.be/ThcQWFjrocU Presenters Heather Brown, Ed.D and Nelson Akeredolu Dr. Brown is… Continue Reading Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Resources for Personal Finance Managers Working with Service Members

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Engaging Military Fathers to Model Healthy Relationships for their Children: Lessons from Promundo’s Global Work with Dads

Tue July 7th: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar: Promundo works with men and boys from diverse backgrounds and communities to support men’s wellness and encourage their active participation as positive figures in their relationships with other men, with their spouses and partners and their children. This interactive presentation shares key lessons with military family readiness professionals on what men think about their social expectations and responsibilities to be providers, caregivers, partners, and parents. Using an early child development lens, presenters teach best practices and tips… Continue Reading Engaging Military Fathers to Model Healthy Relationships for their Children: Lessons from Promundo’s Global Work with Dads

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