Family Development

Webinars & Events

We focus on the important work service professionals do with military families. Various continuing education opportunities are available for live and archived webinars (for up to one year after the live date).

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Upcoming Family Development Webinars

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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

    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 evi...

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    Modeling Healthy Technology Behaviors for Young Children

    Thu September 24th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT

    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 ...

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    Let’s Work Together: Building Relationships with Families to Support Positive Behavior

    Tue September 29th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT

    About This Webinar: Building a positive relationship with a child’s family that affirms their culture and identity is an important part of an early childhood practitioner’s job.  This webinar addresses ways practitioners can connect with and include families of young children with disabilities in identifying and i...

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    Make New Friends: Promoting Friendship and Belonging

    Tue December 1st: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST

    About This Webinar: All children desire to have friends and experience a sense of belonging. However, making friends may not come easy for young children.  This webinar explores how early childhood practitioners can create a culture of friendship and belonging for all children.  Friendship skills and strategies to su...

Archived Webinars

CE credits available for up to 2 years after the event date
Check each event for details and specific information.

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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

    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 lesso...

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    Creating Space: Arranging Environments to Promote Positive Behavior

    Tue June 16th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT

    About This Webinar: The environmental arrangement of a classroom, child care center, or family home can impact behavior.  This webinar provides practical strategies and resources early childhood practitioners can easily implement in their work.  Useful tools for navigating transitions, routines, and communicating exp...

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    Supporting Youth to Set Healthy Boundaries with Technology

    Wed June 10th: 12:00 pm-1:30 pm EDT

    About This Webinar: Presenters in this webinar engage military family readiness system professionals on the use of technology amongst adolescents, how technology is used to harm, and what caring adults can do to educate and empower youth in their lives to take action to end technology-facilitated abuse. This webinar al...

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    Behavior Basics: Laying the Groundwork for Positive Change

    Tue March 24th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT

    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 ...

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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

    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...

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    Welcome to the Group: Inclusion for Young Children with Autism

    Wed December 4, 2019: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST

    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 discusses best practices for including all children (birth-5) in program activities. Presenters define what is inclusion and...

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    From Hysteria to Hope: Bringing Reason to Sexual Abuse in Childhood

    Thu November 21, 2019: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EST

    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 informs participants of h...

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    Supporting Families During the Elementary School Years: An Overview of the Grow Parenting Programs

    Tue November 19, 2019: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST

    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 health...

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    Engaged & Extraordinary: Supporting Young Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities | Kids Serve Too!

    Thu November 14, 2019: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST

    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 childho...

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    What Helping Professionals Need to Know About Kincare

    Wed November 13, 2019: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EST

    About this Webinar: Across the United States, family members provide 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...

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

    Tue October 29, 2019: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT

    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....

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    Stepping Out: Family Outings with Young Children with Autism

    Wed October 16, 2019: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT

    About This Webinar: Many families of young children with autism and related disorders have difficulties during outings to parks, libraries, appointments, and more. This webinar presents ways professionals can help families develop strategies to prevent and address concerns during their outings.  Common safety and soci...

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    Special Education: Connecting to the TEAM in the IEP Process

    Wed August 28, 2019: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT

    About this Webinar You succeeded at learning new terminology, acronyms and a process when you joined the military! Getting supports and services for your child with a learning difficulty or disability through an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or Section 504 accommodations is no different.  There is a process t...

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    Nurturing Resilience Through a Strong Community

    Tue August 27, 2019: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT

    About This Webinar: Throughout this fast-paced, story-filled presentation, Dr. Ungar uses examples from his work with individuals and families facing challenges big and small. He explores a dozen of the most important factors that contribute to the resilience of individuals and their communities. Based on his research ...

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    Nurturing Family Resilience Through a Strengths-Based Framework

    Thu August 22, 2019: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT

    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 presents core principles and guidelines in Dr. Walsh’s research-informed Family R...

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    Nurturing Individual Resilience from a Multisystem Developmental Perspective

    Tue August 20, 2019: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT

    About This Webinar: Dr. Masten discusses 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 s...

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