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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    Preventing the Onset of Youth Problem Sexual Behaviors

    Thu February 24th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST

    About This Webinar One of the many troubling aspects of child sexual victimization is the high proportion of teens who engage younger children in sexual behaviors or peers in coerced… Continue Reading Preventing the Onset of Youth Problem Sexual Behaviors

  • Brain Health: Understanding Military-Related TBIs

    Thu March 17th: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT

    About This Webinar: Traumatic brain injury is a significant health issue that affects service members and veterans during times of both peace and war. The high rate of TBI and… Continue Reading Brain Health: Understanding Military-Related TBIs

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    Creating Equity During Family Visits

    Wed March 23rd: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT

    About This Webinar: The first session in the four-part Going Virtual series engages participants in reflective thinking around how their own beliefs and experiences shape their expectations for interactions with… Continue Reading Creating Equity During Family Visits

  • Support for Reintegration after TBI: Strategies For Advocates, Care Coordinators, and Case Managers

    Wed March 30th: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT

    About This Webinar: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) may cause physical, cognitive, and behavioral changes that can be difficult to adapt to for both the individual and family members. These changes… Continue Reading Support for Reintegration after TBI: Strategies For Advocates, Care Coordinators, and Case Managers

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    Culturally Sustaining Coaching Approaches

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

    About This Webinar: The second session in the Going Virtual series introduces six early intervention adult learning principles that service providers can use to support caregiver learning during visits with… Continue Reading Culturally Sustaining Coaching Approaches

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    Ensuring Smooth EI Transitions

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

    About This Webinar: This third session in the Going Virtual series highlights tips early intervention service coordinators and service providers can use to facilitate smooth transitions for families 1) when… Continue Reading Ensuring Smooth EI Transitions

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    Using Family-Centered Strategies to Address Challenges

    Wed November 16th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST

    About This Webinar: In the final session of the Going Virtual series research on benefits and challenges of tele-intervention are shared to lay the groundwork for reflection with participants about… Continue Reading Using Family-Centered Strategies to Address Challenges

Archived Webinars

CE credits available for up to 2 years after the event date
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    Juvenile Justice Responses to Youth in Conflict with the Law

    Thu December 2, 2021: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST

    About This Webinar: This session provides an introduction to the juvenile justice system and the juvenile court. Information regarding processing juvenile cases, court hearings, roles and responsibilities, adolescent brain science,… Continue Reading Juvenile Justice Responses to Youth in Conflict with the Law

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    Interactive Self-Care Workshop for Military & Veteran TBI Caregivers

    Tue November 30, 2021: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EST

    About This Webinar Since the early 2000s, over 439,609 service members have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Most traumatic brain injuries sustained by members of the U.S. Armed… Continue Reading Interactive Self-Care Workshop for Military & Veteran TBI Caregivers

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    Using Children’s Books and Storytelling to Connect Literacy and Social Emotional Development

    Wed November 17, 2021: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST

    About This Webinar: Did you know that literacy and social emotional development occur on a parallel path? Well, it’s true! Early childhood professionals can connect literacy and social emotional development… Continue Reading Using Children’s Books and Storytelling to Connect Literacy and Social Emotional Dev...

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    Teens, Sexual Behavior and the Law

    Thu November 4, 2021: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT

    This webinar has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience. Be sure to check out the Sexual Behavior in Children & Youth (SBCY) series hosted by MFLN Family Development for… Continue Reading Teens, Sexual Behavior and the Law

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    Culturally Competent Responses to Youth with Problematic Sexual Behavior

    Thu October 7, 2021: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT

    About This Webinar: This presentation reviews the influences of culture and ethnic diversity on families and youth impacted by problematic sexual behavior. Explore how a balanced response contributes to the… Continue Reading Culturally Competent Responses to Youth with Problematic Sexual Behavior

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    Supporting the Social–Emotional Development of Young Children: Ideas, Strategies, and Resources

    Thu September 23, 2021: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT

    About This Webinar: Social–emotional development has often been referred to as the “secret ingredient” for children’s success. Children who have a strong social–emotional foundation not only do better academically, but… Continue Reading Supporting the Social–Emotional Development of Young Children: I...

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    Understanding Children’s Sexual Knowledge and Behavior from a Developmental Perspective

    Thu September 16, 2021: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT

    About This Webinar: Children’s sexual development begins before birth and continues throughout childhood – similar to their social, emotional, cognitive, and moral development. Sexual development is also informed and guided… Continue Reading Understanding Children’s Sexual Knowledge and Behavior from a Dev...

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    Talking with Youth about Sex, Sexuality, and Media

    Thu August 5, 2021: 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… Continue Reading Talking with Youth about Sex, Sexuality, and Media

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    Coming Together with Sesame Street: Resources for Racial Justice

    Tue July 27, 2021: 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… Continue Reading Coming Together with Sesame Street: Resources for Racial Justice

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    Ideas for Implementing Triadic Strategies: Putting it Into Action!

    Thu June 10, 2021: 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… Continue Reading Ideas for Implementing Triadic Strategies: Putting it Into Action!

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    Considering the Adolescent Brain When Addressing Problematic Sexual Behavior of Youth

    Thu May 20, 2021: 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… Continue Reading Considering the Adolescent Brain When Addressing Problematic Sexual Behavior of Youth

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    Strategies for Supporting Caregiver-Child Interactions That Enhance Development

    Wed April 14, 2021: 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,… Continue Reading Strategies for Supporting Caregiver-Child Interactions That Enhance Development

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    Surviving the 2020 Pandemic: Lessons Learned on How to Best Support our EI/ECSE Communities

    Wed March 24, 2021: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT

    About This Webinar 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.… Continue Reading Surviving the 2020 Pandemic: Lessons Learned on How to Best Support our EI/ECSE Communities

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    Supporting Parents and Children Through Hazards and Disasters

    Wed March 10, 2021: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST

    About This Webinar: 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,… Continue Reading Supporting Parents and Children Through Hazards and Disasters

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

    Thu February 25, 2021: 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… Continue Reading Overview of Treatment for Children Impacted by Problematic Sexual Behav...

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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… Continue Reading Engaging Families in Clinical Services: A Discussion on Engagement in Family Advocacy S...

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