Event Calendar

Sep
29
Tue
WEBINAR: Focus on Father Involvement and Co-parenting: Why It Matters
Sep 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This webinar will explore the positive impact of fathering and co-parenting on child and family development, and how the Supporting Father Involvement (SFI) model supports fathers as equal partners in parenting. The presenters will introduce SFI’s Five Domain Model and its engagement tool for tapping father involvement and increasing shared parenting responsibilities. Directors from two community agencies serving diverse families will discuss the impact of implementing the SFI program in their communities.

Presenters:

  • Armando Alcaraz, Project Director, Papás of the Central Coast, a program of Encompass Community Services, Watsonville, CA
  • Shawndi Johnson, Program Manager, Dads Matter, Children’s Bureau, Orange County, CA
  • Marsha Kline Pruett, PhD, MSL, Maconda Brown O’Connor Professor, Smith College School for Social Work
  • Kyle Pruett, MD, Clinical Professor of Child Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine

This webinar is the first in a three-part series that will explore how early childhood programs, home visitors, health and mental health providers, and community agencies can increase their effectiveness in supporting father engagement and co-parenting. It will examine and share strategies, tools, and outcomes from the SFI Program, an evidence-based research and intervention program designed for families that are culturally and economically diverse.

The webinar will be one hour, and offer live Spanish translation for interested participants.

Register Today!

Sep
30
Wed
WEBINAR: Taking Care of Yourself as a Virtual Service Provider
Sep 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

We are experiencing an unprecedented time in the world. Many providers are feeling isolated, overwhelmed, and unsure as programs and settings are determining when to re-open and how the work will be done in the future. In this webinar, you will learn how to care for yourself and ways to be generous and self-compassionate.

This webinar is part of our free, six-part Virtual Service Delivery Webinar Series. All professionals who work with families of young children—including those who work in health care, early care and education, early intervention, child welfare, and family support—are encouraged to attend these webinars.

Register and learn more today! 

Oct
2
Fri
WEBINAR: Leaders in the Field Featuring Nadia Bruschweiler-Stern
Oct 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Oct
14
Wed
WEBINAR: Parents, Children and Transgender Identities
Oct 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Transgender-rights advocates Johanna Olson-Kennedy, MD and Aydin Olson-Kennedy, LCSW will talk about children’s gender identity and how to provide gender affirmation to all children.

Register here.

 

Oct
19
Mon
WEBINAR: Honoring Each Person’s Experience to Support Mental Health
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

When working with families, especially within today’s current crises, it is important that everyone’s experience of a situation is heard and understood. This requires reflecting on all points of view: one’s own, the child’s and that of their family members. In this webinar, you will learn how to adapt and apply reflective practice and perspective-taking to your virtual work with children and families.

Course Format:
Live Interactive Webinar on Monday, October 19, 2020, 1:00 PM ET

# of hours:
1.5 – clock hour certificate will be provided

Audience:
Professionals who work with families of young children, including early care educators, family child care providers, mental health consultants, home visitors, pediatricians, early interventionists, and more.

What you will learn:

    • How to use perspective-taking to consider each person’s individual experience of situations and crises
    • How to use reflective practice to take perspective

Price:
$30/webinar or $75 for all 3 Webinars

This course is a part of the Supporting Everyone’s Mental Health Webinar Series. As we confront the dual crises of COVID-19 and systemic racism, we are all experiencing stressful and unfamiliar situations on a daily basis. As early care professionals working with families, we need to care for our own mental health and the mental health of our families. This webinar series will offer family-facing providers strategies they can use in their work that honor everyone’s experiences, build resilience, and nurture self-care.

Would you like to bring this course or another BTC training to your program, organization, or community? BTC facilitators can offer our courses online to your community. We can also customize trainings to meet your program’s or organization’s professional development needs. Contact us today for more information: btcsitenetwork@childrens.harvard.edu

Oct
20
Tue
Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO)Training for High Risk Infants
Oct 20 all-day

NBO trainings for High Risk Infants share the same basic curriculum, theoretical content, and certification process as standard NBO trainings. The faculty for the NBO training for high risk infants are both pediatric physical therapists with particular expertise in high risk infants in EI and NICU settings. These trainings are therefore especially suited to professionals working specifically with high risk infants.

Training Fee

Non-physician $650

Physician $750

Learn more and register today

WEBINAR: Parent and Child Voices: The Importance of Fathering and Co-parenting
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This webinar will feature the voices of children, fathers, and mothers on the importance of fathering and co-parenting. The presenters will explore how the Supporting Father Involvement (SFI) program helps parents learn to hear what their partners and children need, and figure out—together—the routines, parenting strategies, and future plans they want to keep or change to best sustain their family. The webinar will include short videos of children talking about what their father’s presence or absence means to them, and of parents discussing how SFI changed their families.

Presenters:

  • Armando Alcaraz, Project Director, Papás of the Central Coast, a program of Encompass Community Services, Watsonville, CA
  • Philip A. Cowan, PhD, Professor of Psychology Emeritus and Professor of the Graduate School, University of California, Berkeley
  • Carolyn Pape Cowan, PhD, Professor of Psychology Emerita, University of California, Berkeley
  • Shawndi Johnson, MSW, Program Manager, Dads Matter, Children’s Bureau, Orange County, CA

This webinar is the second in a three-part series that will explore how early childhood programs, home visitors, health and mental health providers, and community agencies can increase their effectiveness in supporting father engagement and co-parenting. It will examine and share strategies, tools, and outcomes from the SFI Program, an evidence-based research and intervention program designed for families that are culturally and economically diverse.

The webinar will be one hour, and offer live Spanish translation for interested participants.

Register Today!

Oct
26
Mon
WEBINAR: Building Resilience while Social Distancing: Parental Depression & Coping
Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Social isolation can have a profound impact on parental mental health and resilience, affecting both parents and their children. This webinar will explore the similarities between isolation and depression, paying close attention to the distinct needs and behaviors of parents suffering from depression and anxiety. You will learn coping skills you can share with parents to address the effects of isolation in the short and long terms. You will also learn when to consult with mental health professionals in your work with families.

Course Format:
Live Interactive Webinar on Monday, October 26, 2020, 1:00 PM ET

# of hours:
1.5 – clock hour certificate will be provided

Audience:
Professionals who work with families of young children, including early care educators, family child care providers, mental health consultants, home visitors, pediatricians, early interventionists, and more.

What you will learn:

    • The similarities and differences between isolation and depression
    • Coping skills parents can use to address the effects of social distancing
    • When and how to engage mental health professionals in your work with families

Price:
$30/webinar or $75 for all 3 Webinars

This course is a part of the Supporting Everyone’s Mental Health Webinar Series. As we confront the dual crises of COVID-19 and systemic racism, we are all experiencing stressful and unfamiliar situations on a daily basis. As early care professionals working with families, we need to care for our own mental health and the mental health of our families. This webinar series will offer family-facing providers strategies they can use in their work that honor everyone’s experiences, build resilience, and nurture self-care.

Would you like to bring this course or another BTC training to your program, organization, or community? BTC facilitators can offer our courses online to your community. We can also customize trainings to meet your program’s or organization’s professional development needs. Contact us today for more information: btcsitenetwork@childrens.harvard.edu

Oct
28
Wed
WEBINAR: Fighting Immigration Policies that Tear Families Apart
Oct 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Mayra Alvarez, President of the Children’s Partnership, will discuss current immigration policies and their harmful effects on children and families.

Register

Nov
2
Mon
WEBINAR: Nurturing the Nurturer: Self-care for Providers & Parents
Nov 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

In times of stress and crisis, we all need to take care of ourselves. Yet many people in caring professions and family members neglect their own mental health as they prioritize their care for others. This webinar will explore self-care practices for early care professionals and the families they work with. You will be introduced to a variety of self-care strategies, and learn why we all need self-care, particularly during extremely stressful times. You will learn how to make the oftentimes difficult shift from nurturing others to nurturing yourself first.

Course Format:
Live Interactive Webinar on Monday, November 2, 1:00 PM ET

# of hours:
1.5 – clock hour certificate will be provided

Audience:
Professionals who work with families of young children, including child care educators, family child care providers, home visitors, pediatricians, early intervention educators, and more.

What you will learn:

    • Why self-care is important, particularly now
    • Strategies for self-care that you can use yourself and share with families

Price:
$30/webinar or $75 for all 3 Webinars

This course is a part of the Supporting Everyone’s Mental Health Webinar Series. As we confront the dual crises of COVID-19 and systemic racism, we are all experiencing stressful and unfamiliar situations on a daily basis. As early care professionals working with families, we need to care for our own mental health and the mental health of our families. This webinar series will offer family-facing providers strategies they can use in their work that honor everyone’s experiences, build resilience, and nurture self-care.

Would you like to bring this course or another BTC training to your program, organization, or community? BTC facilitators can offer our courses online to your community. We can also customize trainings to meet your program’s or organization’s professional development needs.
Contact us today for more information: btcsitenetwork@childrens.harvard.edu