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December 2019

2019 Personal Finance Year in Review

Tue December 10th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST
Free
2019 in purple text

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. 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 written… Continue Reading 2019 Personal Finance Year in Review

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Welcome to the Group: Inclusion for Young Children with Autism

Wed December 4th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST
Free
mothers with young children in a playgroup

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 21st: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EST
Free
Sexual Behavior in Children and Youth logo graphic

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 will inform participants of how problematic and/or illegal sexual behavior in childhood can be framed as a preventable public health problem. She will describe the importance of understanding the developmental differences between older and younger children.… 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 19th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST
Free

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 14th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST
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: 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, will share the Sesame Street… 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 13th: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EST
Free
Grandparents

About this Webinar Across the United States, family members are providing 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… 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 12th: 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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Promoting Successful Home-to-School Transitions for Military Families with Young Children

Wed November 6th: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EST
Free

About This Webinar This webinar will focus on promoting positive transitions from home to school and from school to school (e.g., during a move) for young children and their families. The presenters will identify important transitions that occur during early childhood including moving from home to school or school to school and discuss what research indicates regarding how these transitions play a role in children’s socioemotional and cognitive development. The challenges that exist within these transitions will be identified. Presenters… Continue Reading Promoting Successful Home-to-School Transitions for Military Families with Young Children

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October 2019

Moral Injury & Killing in Combat: Research & Clinical Implications

Wed October 30th: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT
Free
man soldier

About this Webinar This presentation begins by defining moral injury and describing a theoretical model that highlights some of the key aspects of moral injury. Killing in war will be described as one example of a potentially morally injurious event that can cause mental health and functional difficulties. Differences between killing trauma and PTSD-related trauma will be described as well as the differences between moral injury and PTSD. In this context, the relationship between survivor’s guilt and moral injury will… Continue Reading Moral Injury & Killing in Combat: Research & Clinical Implications

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Supporting Families During the Early Childhood Years: An Overview of the Take Root and Sprout Parenting Programs

Tue October 29th: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT
Free

About This Webinar: Take Root is the first program in the THRIVE Initiative for parents from pregnancy through the first three years of their child’s life. This universal parenting program helps parents build upon their existing skills and provides applicable real-life tips and techniques for a variety of situations. The presenters will highlight the Take Root online program and its focus on building a parent’s capacity to reflect on the thoughts, feelings, and intentions of themselves and their children. Sprout… Continue Reading Supporting Families During the Early Childhood Years: An Overview of the Take Root and Sprout Parenting Programs

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