WEBINAR: NBI Leaders in the Field featuring Campbell Paul

The Baby Wished for More…

Helping troubled parents see their baby in the newborn period and the role of the Newborn Behavioral Observation with hospitalized infants and their families, even with telehealth.

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WEBINAR: The Power of Observation: Connecting with Families Through the Child’s Behavior

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. 

WEBINAR: Valuing Passion: Connecting with Families Around What They Care About

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.

WEBINAR: Choosing Your Attitude: Using Strengths-Based Family Assumptions

Providers’ assumptions and emotions can sometimes get in the way of effective engagement with families. For example, when a family doesn’t follow through on a recommendation, the provider can become frustrated. Choosing to adopt strength-based family assumptions supports providers in discovering the strengths of the families with whom they work, which leads to improved relationships. In this webinar, you will learn how to use strengths-based assumptions in our interactions with families. You will learn about family engagement strategies for using the Strengths-Based Family Assumptions 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:

  • What a strength-based family assumption is
  • How to use strength-based family assumptions to focus on the strengths in a 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.

WEBINAR: I Hear You: Active Listening to Engage Families

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. 

WEBCAST: Caring for Each Other: How to Use Sesame Street in Communities Resources on Supporting Children and Families Enduring Traumatic Experiences

As states begin to re-open their economies and some families, providers, and children return to work or school, we are all taking stock of the ways the pandemic and economic crisis have changed our lives. For some, the pandemic has brought real trauma, including the loss of loved ones, isolation from family and friends, and greater financial insecurity. Children and parents everywhere find comfort in knowing they are loved, cared for, and valued in everyday ways.

Join the Brazelton Touchpoints Center and Sesame Workshop for our third webinar in the Caring For Each Other series to explore Resources on Supporting Children and Families Enduring Traumatic Experiences. Together with early childhood experts from Abriendo Puertas and the United Way Greater Houston Bright Beginnings Program, we’ll address the importance of helping children feel safe, secure, and hopeful, and encouraging parents and families to take care of themselves. We’ll also show you some of Sesame Workshop’s easy-to-use and accessible resources that remind children—and families—of the circle of care that surrounds them.

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WEBINAR: Mindful Self-Compassion: Co-creating Heart Skills in Early Childhood Programs and Systems

In these challenging times of health and economic crisis, families, children, and those of us who work with them face high levels of stress, anxiety, fear, uncertainty, and grief. This is especially true for those of us who work in communities that are over-burdened and under-resourced.

The Brazelton Touchpoints Center, the Center for Child and Family Well-being at the University of Washington, and the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion have teamed up for a three-part webinar series that will introduce families and family-facing providers to mindful self-compassion (MSC) practices to help them care for themselves and each other. Research has shown that these practices enhance emotional well-being, boost resilience, reduce anxiety and depression, and help foster healthy lifestyle habits.

This third webinar will explore how early childhood programs and systems use mindfulness and self-compassion to support their providers and the families and communities they serve. Join us to learn more about the many different approaches diverse early childhood organizations are taking to adapt and integrate mindfulness and compassion to deeply inform organizational culture and systems change.

Moderator:
Joshua Sparrow, MD
Executive Director, Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Presenters:

Maria Gehl, MSW
Project Director, Mindfulness in Early Childhood, ZERO TO THREE

Galia Tyano Ronen, MA
Clinical psychologist, Certified Mindful Self-Compassion teacher, artist

Kandace Thomas, MPP, PhD
Executive Director, First 8 Memphis

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ONLINE COURSE: Touchpoints: The How of Child and Family Engagement

Brazelton Touchpoints is an evidence-based approach to building strong family-child relationships from before birth through 5. Providers who implement Touchpoints in their practice partner with families to lay the vital foundation for children’s early learning and healthy development. This course consists of eight modules. Each module will take approximately 3 hours to complete. 

Course Format: 
This course begins on Monday, May 11, 2020. It includes eight online modules, followed by six monthly one-hour virtual reflective practice sessions. Each module includes one live, synchronous webinar session per week.

Click here to view the Course Schedule.

# of hours: 
28 

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: 

  • Strategies for building partnerships with parents that promote family strengths
  • A framework to understand why children’s behavior can sometimes be challenging and confusing
  • Techniques for talking with families about child development concerns
  • How to actively listen to families and collaboratively solve problems related to child development or a child-family relationship

Number of participants: 
Minimum of 14 
Maximum of 25 

Price: 
$650 

For more information on this course, contact us at Touchpoints@childrens.harvard.edu

WEBINAR: Valuing Passion: Connecting with Families Around What They Care About

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.

WEBINAR: The Power of Observation: Connecting with Families Through the Child’s Behavior

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.