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May 2021

A Primer in Telehealth Services for Providers, Caregivers, and Individuals with Special Needs

Thu May 6th: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT
Free
Telehealth

About this webinar: In this we provide a brief overview of telehealth and its effectiveness, risk, benefits, and best practices. Potential uses of telehealth services and how to prepare for their use as a provider, caregiver, and end user are also introduced. https://youtu.be/3Lo5X7eKhN8 Learning Objectives Identify the difference between the different modalities and applications of telehealth. Understand the benefits and risks of telehealth services for patients and providers. Reflect on telehealth’s effectiveness, resistance, and telehealth trends. Understand the difference between… Continue Reading A Primer in Telehealth Services for Providers, Caregivers, and Individuals with Special Needs

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April 2021

Choosing What’s Right: Using Ethics to Make Practical Decisions While Caring for Another

Wed April 28th: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT
Free
ethics

About This Webinar: This engaging and interactive session guides participants through an ethical decision-making process to solve problems. Participants learn practical strategies for making decision for persons under their care, identify the core components of ethical decision making and explore how this knowledge can be used. Participants will walk away with a clear understanding of how decisions impact others. https://youtu.be/0PfveHy9Qyo Learning Objectives:  Identify and understand an ethical decision-making process to solve problems. Identify 3 practical strategies for making decision for… Continue Reading Choosing What’s Right: Using Ethics to Make Practical Decisions While Caring for Another

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Supporting Client Health Through Intuitive Eating

Thu April 22nd: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT
Free
Friends enjoying a meal

About This Webinar: Intuitive Eating is a dynamic mind-body integration of instinct, emotion, and rational thought. It provides a self-care framework for eating that honors authentic health by improving the complex connections within our bodies to allow us to more accurately meet our body’s needs. Intuitive Eating is not a novel concept, but it differs from traditional approaches to health intervention as it does not center on weight or weight loss as a marker of health. The first book on… Continue Reading Supporting Client Health Through Intuitive Eating

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Strategies for Supporting Caregiver-Child Interactions That Enhance Development

Wed April 14th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free
toddler playing with blocks

About This Webinar: Triadic strategies focus on the interactions between three individuals: the child, caregiver, and EI/EC professional. These strategies help us think about what we do, what caregivers do, and what we do together. Triadic strategies recognize and strengthen caregiver and child competence, confidence, and mutual enjoyment. Part 1 of this two-part series will provide an overview of the triadic strategies which include: 1) arranging the environment to increase the probability of enjoyable caregiver child interactions; 2) affirming parenting… Continue Reading Strategies for Supporting Caregiver-Child Interactions That Enhance Development

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Federal Student Aid

Tue April 6th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar: This event covers the process of completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), student loan forbearance, and public service loan forgiveness. Changes in financial circumstances over the past year may impact a family's eligibility to receive federal student aid for a college-bound student. Borrowers currently repaying student loans may be able to benefit from extended COVID Emergency Relief forbearance measures. Employees of qualifying federal, state, local and tribal government organizations can receive loan forgiveness under… Continue Reading Federal Student Aid

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March 2021

Aging with Disabilities

Thu March 25th: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT
Free
Aging with Disabilities

About this Webinar: When we think about disability and aging, we most often assume some type of change associated with growing older. What about persons aging with disability? Like all Americans, persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities are living longer, better; but, what does aging with disability look like? In this session, we discuss the similarities and differences between aging into and aging with disability. We also reconcile the roles of caregivers and family supports as the person with disability grows older.… Continue Reading Aging with Disabilities

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Surviving the 2020 Pandemic: Lessons Learned on How to Best Support our EI/ECSE Communities

Wed March 24th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
An image of a child with downs syndrome hugging their mother

About This Session: The COVID-19 pandemic has illuminated a need for early childhood professionals to have a plan for continued service delivery in the context of a disaster or hazard. In this panel discussion three Early Intervention (EI) and Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) experts, with significant experience working with children and families and as professional development leaders, discuss what the COVID-19 pandemic has taught them as EI/ECSE leaders and how those lessons can inform preparations for future disasters or… Continue Reading Surviving the 2020 Pandemic: Lessons Learned on How to Best Support our EI/ECSE Communities

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Food Waste vs Food Safety: A Balancing Act

Tue March 23rd: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT
Free
Woman in refrigerator smelling expired food

About This Webinar: The United States is, unfortunately, the leader of food waste in the world. According to the USDA, they estimate that about 133 billion pounds of food was wasted in 2010 at the retail and consumer level. This webinar examines the problem of food waste and how we as consumers can safely reduce the amount of food waste in our homes. One of the biggest contributors to food waste is produce and as such, this webinar provides insight… Continue Reading Food Waste vs Food Safety: A Balancing Act

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2021 Tax Updates

Tue March 9th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST
Free
woman sitting at computer with pen in hand

About This Webinar: This event covers recent tax changes that impact your client's finances. Specifically, this webinar addresses the tax implications of stimulus checks, unemployment, the increase to standard deductions, changes to key provisions for popular tax credits, contribution limits and income thresholds for retirement accounts like IRAs and 401(k)s,  increases in other tax-favored accounts for healthcare and education, and exemptions from gift and estate tax, tax brackets for ordinary income, as well as qualified dividends and long-term capital gains. Notably,… Continue Reading 2021 Tax Updates

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February 2021

Overview of Treatment for Children Impacted by Problematic Sexual Behavior of Other Youth

Thu February 25th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST
Free
Sexual Behavior in Children and Youth logo graphic

About This Webinar: When a child is sexually abused by a youngster exhibiting Problematic Sexual Behaviors (PSB), the child and the child's nonoffending caregiver could benefit from Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). To best support the family, it is important to facilitate the engagement of both the caregiver and the child in treatment and encourage their gradual participation in skill-building and trauma processing therapeutic activities. This webinar provides an overview of treatment for caregivers and children impacted by the Problematic… Continue Reading Overview of Treatment for Children Impacted by Problematic Sexual Behavior of Other Youth

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