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March 2020

Women in the Military: Special Contributions and Unique Challenges

Thu March 26th: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar Women have made and continue to make special contributions to the military, however they also face unique challenges as service members. This webinar discusses those contributions as well as some of the challenges they face. As a result of current social distancing policies, you may be working from home or from a different location than usual. Even if your work location has changed, you should be able to join us for this event from your home computer,… Continue Reading Women in the Military: Special Contributions and Unique Challenges

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The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Wed March 25th: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT
Free
FMLA

About This Webinar: When you or a loved one experiences a serious health condition that requires you to take time off from work you may be eligible for Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Whether you are unable to work because of your own serious health condition, or because you need to care for your parent, spouse, or child with a series health condition, FMLA provides unpaid, job-protected leave. Leave may be taken all at once, or may be taken intermittently… Continue Reading The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

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Behavior Basics: Laying the Groundwork for Positive Change

Tue March 24th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar: Professionals working with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers are likely to encounter challenging behavior.  This webinar reviews the ABCs of behavior (antecedent, behavior, consequence) and helps professionals identify the function of behavior.  Dr. Hardy explains the ways in which multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) can be utilized to manage challenging behavior for all children, but especially children with disabilities or who have experienced trauma.  The use of tally sheets, forms, and checklists to inform decisions that support positive… Continue Reading Behavior Basics: Laying the Groundwork for Positive Change

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Sleep and the RDN: Incorporating Sleep Education to Reduce Chronic Disease Risk

Wed March 18th: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT
Free

About This Webinar: According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), lack of sleep can lead to major health issues, and the link between sleep deprivation and chronic disease has grown significantly. Additionally, studies have shown that getting fewer than eight hours of sleep puts military personnel at risk for poor performance and decreased cognition. This webinar provides a general background on sleep, how insufficient sleep increases the risk of chronic disease and makes the management of chronic conditions more… Continue Reading Sleep and the RDN: Incorporating Sleep Education to Reduce Chronic Disease Risk

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Understanding Long-Term Care: Extended Care and Housing

Tue March 10th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar: Speakers from the VA Home and Community Base Programs and Specially Adapted Housing offices share information about the programs the VA offers to veterans who need assisted living, in-home care, or adaptations to their homes to meet their health care needs. https://youtu.be/8xMYUMjbCFc Presenters Dayna Cooper, Director of VA Home and Community Care, is responsible for policy, oversight, and management of the VA’s spectrum of Home and Community Based services.  A graduate of Valparaiso University with degrees in… Continue Reading Understanding Long-Term Care: Extended Care and Housing

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February 2020

Special Needs Trusts & ABLE Accounts

Wed February 26th: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EST
Free
special needs trusts

About This Webinar: This presentation provides an overview of the different types of special needs trusts (self-settled, third-party, and pooled trusts) and explains the circumstances under which each type of trust could be beneficial. Topics of discussion include the items and services that can be paid for by special needs trusts, the relationship between shelter payments and certain government benefits, and general considerations for selecting an appropriate trustee. The presenter explores the use of ABLE Accounts and describes the strengths… Continue Reading Special Needs Trusts & ABLE Accounts

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An Overview of the Branch Out Parenting Program and Other Thrive Resources

Thu February 20th: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EST
Free
Thrive Series logo

About This Webinar: During adolescence, youth need their parents’ attention and support more than ever. With so many changes and transitions happening during adolescence, this phase of life is a time of excitement and anxiety―for youth and their parents. Branch Out is the fourth program in the THRIVE Initiative and will be available online for parents of middle-school (10-14) and high-school (15-18) age children. Branch Out is designed to support parents and caregivers in their parenting roles as they, in turn,… Continue Reading An Overview of the Branch Out Parenting Program and Other Thrive Resources

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Exploring the Research on Fad Diets

Wed February 12th: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EST
Free

About This Webinar: We are faced with a constant churn of nutrition trends and fad diets. The more sensational the claims, the more quickly they spread. Even if you don’t work in the field of weight management, you are likely asked for your thoughts on the latest trends from family and friends. How do you keep up with the research, separate fact from fiction, and translate it to the public? In this interactive webinar we take a closer look at… Continue Reading Exploring the Research on Fad Diets

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Understanding Long-Term Care: Basics and VA Aid & Attendance

Tue February 11th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST
Free
Image of Hands embracing

About This Webinar: This webinar begins with a discussion of the basics of Long Term Care insurance options, facilitated by Dr. Michael Gutter. Then Mr. Kevin Friel discusses the Pension and Fiduciary Services of his office under the VA Aid & Attendance program, including pension eligibility, survivor benefits, and housebound services. https://youtu.be/7Xd1dwY4hwc Presenters Dr. Michael Gutter and Mr. Kevin Friel Dr. Michael Gutter is an associate professor and associate dean for Extension, state program leader for 4H Youth Development, Families,… Continue Reading Understanding Long-Term Care: Basics and VA Aid & Attendance

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January 2020

TRICARE Benefits in 2020 & Beyond

Wed January 29th: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EST
Free
Healthcare benefits

About This Webinar: This webinar kicks off the New Year with updates from the Defense Health Agency (DHA) on TRICARE in 2020 and its impact on beneficiaries. TRICARE is the health care program for uniformed services members, retirees, and their families around the world. TRICARE provides coverage to all beneficiaries, including: health plans, special programs, prescriptions, and dental plans. In this event, the presenter provides program updates for military helping professionals, with specific focus on purchased care benefits and improvements… Continue Reading TRICARE Benefits in 2020 & Beyond

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