Event Calendar

Jul
7
Tue
WEBINAR: I Hear You: Active Listening to Engage Families
Jul 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Learning from families what is happening in their lives is crucial to being able to support them. However, sometimes families don’t come out and tell us what is going on. This is where active listening can help. When we listen to understand what is most important to the family in that moment, we can join with parents in their hopes, dreams, and goals for their child. In this webinar, we will explore some specific listening techniques that can help providers deepen their connections with parents. You will learn about family engagement strategies for listening actively that you can immediately apply to your work. 

# of hours:
A 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:

  • Active listening skills, including being present, paraphrasing, and offering engaging questions and statements
  • How active listening supports effective two- way communication

Price:
$30/webinar or $125 for all 5 Webinars

This course is a part of the Strengths-Based Family Engagement Webinar Series. Building relationships with families is one of the most important things that family-facing providers do. Yet, building collaborative, trusting relationships is not always easy. Research shows that using a strengths-based approach to family engagement supports the well-being of the family. In this webinar series, you will explore strategies that can help you cultivate a strengths-based mindset for engaging with families and developing a shared partnership. You can register for each webinar individually or sign up for the whole series. 

Jul
14
Tue
WEBINAR: The Power of Observation: Connecting with Families Through the Child’s Behavior
Jul 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Connecting with families of young children can be challenging. They are busy, the children are busy, and providers are busy. When providers share with families specific details of what they notice about their child—such as their interests or temperament—they open the door to connecting. In this webinar, participants will learn specific steps for using the child’s behavior to open up communication with the family. You will learn about family engagement strategies for Connecting with Families through the Child’s Behavior that you can immediately apply to your work.

# of hours:
A 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:

  • How using the child’s behavior supports family engagement
  • Strategies for using the child’s behavior to open up communication with the family

Price:
$30/webinar or $125 for all 5 Webinars

This course is a part of the Strengths-Based Family Engagement Webinar Series. Building relationships with families is one of the most important things that family-facing providers do. Yet, building collaborative, trusting relationships is not always easy. Research shows that using a strengths-based approach to family engagement supports the well-being of the family. In this webinar series, you will explore strategies that can help you cultivate a strengths-based mindset for engaging with families and developing a shared partnership. You can register for each webinar individually or sign up for the whole series. 

Jul
21
Tue
WEBINAR: Valuing Passion: Connecting with Families Around What They Care About
Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Families show us a wide range of emotions, both positive and negative, as they navigate through their ever-changing experiences (e.g., routines, new skills, discipline, feeding) with their child. The negative emotions that families sometimes show can be challenging for providers to manage. Reframing these emotions as coming from a family’s passion for their child can strengthen our partnerships with families. In this webinar, we will explore ways that providers can value families’ passion. You will learn about family engagement strategies for Valuing Passion that you can immediately apply to your work.

# of hours:
A 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:

  • How to recognize what a family cares about
  • How to reframe a family’s passion for the benefit of the family partnership

Price:
$30/webinar or $125 for all 5 Webinars

This course is a part of the Strengths-Based Family Engagement Webinar Series. Building relationships with families is one of the most important things that family-facing providers do. Yet, building collaborative, trusting relationships is not always easy. Research shows that using a strengths-based approach to family engagement supports the well-being of the family. In this webinar series, you will explore strategies that can help you cultivate a strengths-based mindset for engaging with families and developing a shared partnership. You can register for each webinar individually or sign up for the whole series.