Family Development

Webinars

Our webinar topics 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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    Stepping Out: Family Outings with Young Children with Autism

    October 16 at 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 will present ways professionals can help families develop strategies to prevent and address concerns during their outings.  Common safety an...

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

    October 29 at 11:00 am-12:30 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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    What Helping Professionals Need to Know About Kincare

    November 13 at 11:00 am-12:00 pm EST

    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 p...

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

    November 14 at 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...

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

    November 19 at 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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    From Hysteria to Hope: Bringing Reason to the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse

    November 21 at 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST

    About This Webinar: Approaching the topic of child sexual abuse 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 child sexual abuse (CS...

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    Welcome to the Group: Inclusion for Young Children with Autism

    December 4 at 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 will discuss best practices for including all children (birth-5) in program activities. Presenters will define what is inclu...

Archived Webinars

CE credits available for up to 2 years after event date
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    Special Education: Connecting to the TEAM in the IEP Process

    August 28 at 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...

  • Nurturing Resilience Through a Strong Community

    August 27 at 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT

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

  • Nurturing Family Resilience Through a Strengths-Based Framework

    August 22 at 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 will present core principles and guidelines in Dr. Walsh’s research-informed Fami...

  • Nurturing Individual Resilience from a Multisystem Developmental Perspective

    August 20 at 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT

    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 adap...

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    At Our Best: Caregiving Today | Kids Serve Too!

    July 10 at 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT

    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 ...

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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

    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 highlig...

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    Sexualized Behaviors in Children and Youth

    May 22 at 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT

    About This Webinar: Child sexual abuse can be a very tough topic to discuss. However, it is very important when preparing families and professionals with strategies to keep kids safe and thriving during childhood and youth. In this webinar Dr. Shelly Martin, a child abuse pediatrician and US Air Force Lieutenant Colone...

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    Home Is Where Your Heart Is | Kids Serve Too!

    April 19 at 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT

    About This Webinar: Representative(s) from the Sesame Street Workshop will address potential child concerns and developmentally appropriate responses to relocation transitions, explore resources that caregivers can use when addressing these concerns, and provide tips in navigating the resources related to this topic on...

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    What Do We Know: Autism Screening, Diagnosis, & Supporting Young Children & Families

    April 10 at 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT

    About This Webinar: Children can be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder as early as 18 months, but delays in social and communication skills and other signs can appear earlier in life. This webinar will cover the prevalence of autism in the US and common red flags.  The screening and diagnosis process of young chi...

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    Safe and Sound: Caring in Our Community | Kids Serve Too!

    January 17 at 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST

    About This Webinar: Representative(s) from the Sesame Street Workshop explore trauma connected to community violence, highlight ways to help children cope, and focus on strategies that assist with self-care following a disturbing event. This event is hosted by the Family Development concentration area of the Military F...

  • 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.

    Sesame Street Overview on Military Resources | Kids Serve Too!

    Thursday Dec 6, 2018 at 11:00 am-12:00 pm EST

    About This Webinar: In this event, part of the Kids Serve Too series, representative(s) from the Sesame Street Workshop explore the Sesame Street for Military Families website and highlight resources available for training, outreach efforts, family conversations, and community events. They also discuss activities that ...

  • Up and Away: Building Child Language, Social Interactions, and Preliteracy Skills in Early Childhood Settings

    Thursday Nov 29, 2018 at 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST

    About This Webinar: This webinar focuses on strategies to help children use more complex sentences and vocabulary with their caregivers and peers. Children learn through daily routines and play, but as they grow and explore early education settings, their social worlds expand.  Opportunities abound for children to le...

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    Family Finances Series: Raising Financially Responsible Children

    Tuesday Nov 27, 2018 at 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST

    About this webinar Neale Godfrey will discuss the importance of raising financially responsible children and offer guidance for teaching financial responsibility to children in this interactive learning opportunity to include quizzes to determine financial management style. This 90-minute event is hosted by the Person...

  • Small talk: Strategies to Support Child Communication Before Words Emerge

    Thursday Sep 27, 2018 at 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT

    About this Webinar: Previous webinars in this series have covered child communication development through the preschool years.  In this session Drs. Mollie Romano and Juliann Woods will discuss what families, early care and education providers, and early interventionists can do to help a child learn to communicate an...

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    Family Finances Series: Financial Planning for Life Events

    Tuesday Aug 28, 2018 at 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT

    About this Webinar: Dr. O’Neill will talk about preparing for the inevitable circumstances that life throws our way. Divorce, untimely death, health crises, marriage, remarriage, widowhood, home-buying, and retirement take a tremendous toll on finances. Dr. O’Neill will talk about savings and insurance as p...

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    The Power of Family Mealtimes: Strategies to Promote Health and Wellbeing

    Tuesday Aug 21, 2018 at 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT

    ABOUT THIS WEBINAR Many of us overlook the importance of family mealtimes. There are many reasons such as being overbooked, over-scheduled, work, and traffic- the reasons are endless. There seem to be fewer and fewer occasions when the family can sit down together and enjoy a meal. The benefits of family mealtimes are...

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