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August 2019

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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Insurance Principles and Resources: What Financial Educators Need to Know

June 18 at 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar: This event will focus on the insurance basics Personal Finance Managers and educators need to support military and civilian families alike. This event will begin with a basic primer on insurance principles and terminology and common insurance errors. Dr. Barbara O'Neill will then discuss various types of insurance including auto, homeowners and renters, umbrella liability, life, health, disability, and long-term care. It will conclude with a discussion of general insurance tips, insurance action steps, and insurance resources… Continue Reading Insurance Principles and Resources: What Financial Educators Need to Know

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Yuck! I Don’t Eat That! Nutrition & Selective Eating in Young Children with Autism

June 12 at 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar: Many families of young children with autism and related disorders face challenges related to diet, nutrition, and food selectivity. This webinar addresses common concerns of families surrounding dietary preferences and limitations often seen in young children with autism. The presenters will highlight the effects of food preferences, aversions, and special diets on child and family outcomes and discuss ways professionals and families can encourage young children with autism to broaden their diet. They will also provide strategies… Continue Reading Yuck! I Don’t Eat That! Nutrition & Selective Eating in Young Children with Autism

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Professional Boundaries in Action: Lessons from Practice

June 5 at 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar: There is always a risk that boundaries and roles can become blurred and uncertain in the work of helping professionals.  The pressures of time and circumstance can create challenges. Practical lessons drawn from experience can help guide the way for appropriate and effective effort.  In this webinar, helping professionals with past and current military experience share insights and advice through case studies and exercises. Learning Objectives:  Understand the Principles of Learning as a foundation for appreciating professional boundaries.… Continue Reading Professional Boundaries in Action: Lessons from Practice

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May 2019

Gender and Finances

May 28 at 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar: Join Dr. Barbara O'Neill and Dr. Martie Gillen to discuss the differences in spending, saving and money management behaviors between men and women, and explore ways counselors and educators can better understand clients' needs and behavior. The first half of this webinar will focus on the research behind financial behavior differences between men and women as well as external factors that impact financial capability, such as the gender pay gap. The second half of the webinar will… Continue Reading Gender and Finances

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