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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    Considering the Adolescent Brain When Addressing Problematic Sexual Behavior of Youth

    Thu May 20th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT

    About This Webinar: Participants of this session will develop an understanding of adolescent social, emotional, cognitive, and moral development. Normative sexual development of teens ages 13 to 18 will be addressed. Factors that may contribute to adolescents engaging in problematic sexual behaviors will be highlighted...

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    Ideas for Implementing Triadic Strategies: Putting it Into Action!

    Thu June 10th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT

    About This Webinar: Triadic strategies focus on the interactions between three individuals: the child, caregiver, and EI/EC professional. In this webinar we explore ideas and resources for implementing the triadic strategies, introduced in Part 1 of this two-part series. Our primary focus is on the use of triadic strat...

  • Coming Together with Sesame Street: Resources for Racial Justice

    Tue July 27th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT

    About This Webinar: All kids need a strong individual and group identity, but racism hurts the healthy development of both. Racism hurts our entire society. Whether you and the children in your care are directly affected by racism or you’re allies of those who are, engaging honestly and directly with little ones is t...

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    Talking with Youth about Sex, Sexuality, and Media

    Thu August 5th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT

    About This Webinar: Participants will learn how to help and prepare children and youth to practice better decision-making in regards to their bodies and the bodies of others. We also discuss best practices for having substantial conversations on understanding pornography, sex, and sexuality. This presentation is for pr...

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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    Strategies for Supporting Caregiver-Child Interactions That Enhance Development

    Wed April 14th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT

    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, ...

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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

    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 experienc...

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    Supporting Parents and Children Through Hazards and Disasters

    Wed March 10th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST

    About This Session: Providing care for families and children is uniquely important during times of crisis and disaster. Preparing for and dealing with disasters can lead to difficult feelings, conversations, and concerns. During COVID-19, each family has faced unique challenges and each member of the family has experie...

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

    Thu February 25th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST

    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 bo...

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    Engaging Families in Clinical Services: A Discussion on Engagement in Family Advocacy Settings

    Thu December 3, 2020: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST

    About This Webinar: Successful completion of clinical services is closely associated with caregiver participation in treatment (McPherson et al, 2012). However, less than 50% of families who are scheduled to participate in therapy services attend their first appointment (Harrison et al, 2004). This webinar focuses on c...

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    Make New Friends: Promoting Friendship and Belonging

    Tue December 1, 2020: 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...

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    Problematic Sexual Behavior: The Importance of a Multidisciplinary Evidence-Based Approach

    Tue November 3, 2020: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST

    About this Webinar: This webinar is focused on increasing the knowledge base of all multidisciplinary team members on problematic sexual behavior. The National Center on Sexual Behavior of Youth (NCSBY) defines children with problematic sexual behavior (PSB) as youth ages 12 and younger who engage in behaviors involvin...

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    Healthy Moms, Happy Babies II: Virtually Supporting Parents Experiencing Domestic Abuse

    Wed October 7, 2020: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT

    About this Webinar: Given the COVID-19 pandemic and the shift to virtual home visitation, we recognize that it is very difficult for New Parent Support Program staff to determine client safety, maintain confidentiality, and promote healthy parenting and relationships. The lack of privacy for conversations and heightene...

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    Healthy Moms, Happy Babies I: Supporting Staff to Help Families Remotely

    Thu October 1, 2020: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT

    About This Webinar: We care deeply about you. We know many of you are exhausted and overwhelmed in both your work and personal life. COVID-19 affects all of us – from the military families we serve, to our own relationships and families. Military family readiness staff deserve care just as much as the families we...

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    Sesame Street and You: Caring for Each Other During COVID-19 and Other Emergencies

    Wed September 30, 2020: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT

    About This Webinar: A health emergency, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, brings many changes and challenges for young children and families. But there are things we can do to face this new normal by staying healthy, keeping routines, and providing emotional support for one another while we continue to maintain a sense of...

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

    Tue September 29, 2020: 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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    Modeling Healthy Technology Behaviors for Young Children

    Thu September 24, 2020: 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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    Using Evidence-Based Programs to Best Support Military Families: An Intro to the Continuum of Evidence

    Thu August 20, 2020: 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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    Engaging Military Fathers to Model Healthy Relationships for their Children: Lessons from Promundo’s Global Work with Dads

    Tue July 7, 2020: 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 16, 2020: 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 10, 2020: 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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