A View from All Sides: Perspective Taking to Support Family Engagement

 

Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 1:00 PM ET

When interacting with families, finding common ground is critical. Taking multiple perspectives on a situation can help providers identify a common place where we can join with families. 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 use perspective-taking to connect with families around their child’s care and development.

Course Format:
Live Interactive Workshop on Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 1:00 PM ET
Live Spanish Translation Available!
Can’t attend the live workshops? Register to access the recordings! All registrants will have access to the webinar recording for 30 days.

# 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:

  • How perspective-taking supports relationship-building with families
  • Strategies for taking all perspectives: one’s own, the child’s, and their family members

Number of participants:
Maximum of 500

Price:
$35/webinar or $150 for all 5 Webinars

BTC Learning Network Member Price: $33/webinar or $145 for all 5
Click Here for more information on the BTC Learning Network

Want to purchase a group of seats for your staff or grantees? Contact us!

This course is a part of the Strengths-Based Family Engagement Workshop Series. Building relationships with families is one of the most important things that a provider can do in supporting both the child and their family. 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 series, you will learn strategies that you can immediately apply to your work to further cultivate a strengths-based mindset in your work with families. Each workshop is 1.5 hours, and participants receive a certificate of attendance. Register for each webinar individually or sign up for the whole series.

Would you like to bring these webinars or another BTC training to your program, organization, or community? BTC facilitators can offer our courses online to your specific group. We can also customize training to meet your professional learning needs.      Contact us today for more information!

Exploring the “Development is a Journey Conversation Roadmap”: A Tool for Talking w/Families

Thursday, October 20, 2022 1:00 – 4:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM PT

We all know how critical early identification and intervention is to promote a child’s optimal development. Yet, developmental screening results and concerns can be anxiety-provoking for families and providers. The Brazelton Touchpoints Center has developed a new tool to help family-facing providers have collaborative and productive conversations with families about developmental screening results. The Development is a Journey Conversation Roadmap facilitates these conversations with seven simple steps to enhance the provider-parent partnership and engage parents and other caregivers in planning for their child’s developmental needs.

This 3-hour, interactive workshop introduces participants to the Roadmap and its focus on honoring families’ knowledge of their child. We will explore why providers and families sometimes have differences of opinion about children and screenings. We will practice strengths-based ways to invite all perspectives into the conversation and move ahead with equitable shared decision-making.

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Explore the seven steps in the Roadmap tool
  • Learn strategies to engage parents and families in the developmental screening process
  • Practice having conversations about developmental screening results that honor families’ perspectives, cultures, and values
  • Learn strategies to elicit parents’ observations of their children’s strengths, as well as their concerns about their children’s behavior and development
  • Practice sharing their own observations of children’s behavior with parents
  • Practice next steps when a developmental screener yields reason for concern

Course Format:
Thursday, October 20, 2022 1:00 – 4:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM PT
Live, interactive online workshop via Zoom, with small-group activities in breakout rooms
Live Spanish Translation Available!

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

Audience:
This workshop is for all family-facing providers — and their supervisors — who engage with families of young children around developmental screening, including early care and education professionals, home visitors, pediatricians, pediatric nurse practitioners, early interventionists, and more.

Presenters/Facilitators:

  • Jayne Singer, Ph.D., IECMH-E®, Director of Developmental and Relational Health, Brazelton Touchpoints Center; Clinical Psychologist, Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Dewana Thompson, Ph.D., Director of the National Facilitator Team, Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Number of participants:
Maximum of 500

Price:
$75
BTC Learning Network Member Price: $71
Click Here for more information on the BTC Learning Network

Would you like to bring these webinars or another BTC training to your program, organization, or community? BTC facilitators can offer our courses online to your specific group. We can also customize training to meet your professional learning needs. Contact us today for more information!

Valuing Passion: Connecting with Families Around What They Care About

Wednesday, November 09, 2022 1:00 PM ET

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 explore ways to value families’ passion as an engagement strategy.

Course Format:
Live Interactive Workshop on Wednesday, November 09, 2022 1:00 PM ET
Live Spanish Translation Available!
Can’t attend the live workshops? Register to access the recordings! All registrants will have access to the webinar recording for 30 days.

# 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:

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

Number of participants:

Maximum of 500

Price:
$35/webinar or $150 for all 5 Webinars

BTC Learning Network Member Price: $33/webinar or $145 for all 5
Click Here for more information on the BTC Learning Network

Want to purchase a group of seats for your staff or grantees? Contact us!

This course is a part of the Strengths-Based Family Engagement Workshop Series. Building relationships with families is one of the most important things that a provider can do in supporting both the child and their family. 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 series, you will learn strategies that you can immediately apply to your work to further cultivate a strengths-based mindset in your work with families. Each workshop is 1.5 hours, and participants receive a certificate of attendance. Register for each webinar individually or sign up for the whole series.

Would you like to bring these webinars or another BTC training to your program, organization, or community? BTC facilitators can offer our courses online to your specific group. We can also customize training to meet your professional learning needs. Contact us today for more information!

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

Wednesday, November 02, 2022, 1:00 PM ET

Finding ways to connect with families of young children can be challenging. 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.

Course Format:
Live Interactive Workshop on Wednesday, November 02, 2022, 1:00 PM ET
Live Spanish Translation Available!
Can’t attend the live workshops? Register to access the recordings! All registrants will have access to the webinar recording for 30 days.

# 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:

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

Number of participants:

Maximum of 500

Price:
$35/webinar or $150 for all 5 Webinars

BTC Learning Network Member Price: $33/webinar or $145 for all 5
Click Here for more information on the BTC Learning Network

Want to purchase a group of seats for your staff or grantees? Contact us!

This course is a part of the Strengths-Based Family Engagement Workshop Series. Building relationships with families is one of the most important things that a provider can do in supporting both the child and their family. 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 series, you will learn strategies that you can immediately apply to your work to further cultivate a strengths-based mindset in your work with families. Each workshop is 1.5 hours, and participants receive a certificate of attendance. Register for each webinar individually or sign up for the whole series.

Would you like to bring these webinars or another BTC training to your program, organization, or community? BTC facilitators can offer our courses online to your specific group. We can also customize training to meet your professional learning needs. Contact us today for more information!

I Hear You: Active Listening to Engage Families

Wednesday, October 26, 2022 1:00 PM ET

Learning from families about what is happening in their lives is crucial to being able to support them. However, sometimes it takes time for families to 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, we can join with families in their hopes, dreams, and goals for their child. In this webinar, we explore some specific listening techniques that can help providers deepen their connections with families.

Course Format:
Live Interactive Workshop on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 2:00 PM ET
Live Spanish Translation Available!
Can’t attend the live workshops? Register to access the recordings! All registrants will have access to the webinar recording for 30 days.

# 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:

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

Number of participants:

Maximum of 500

Price:
$35/webinar or $150 for all 5 Webinars

BTC Learning Network Member Price: $33/webinar or $145 for all 5
Click Here for more information on the BTC Learning Network

Want to purchase a group of seats for your staff or grantees? Contact us!

This course is a part of the Strengths-Based Family Engagement Workshop Series. Building relationships with families is one of the most important things that a provider can do in supporting both the child and their family. 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 series, you will learn strategies that you can immediately apply to your work to further cultivate a strengths-based mindset in your work with families. Each workshop is 1.5 hours, and participants receive a certificate of attendance. Register for each webinar individually or sign up for the whole series.

Would you like to bring these webinars or another BTC training to your program, organization, or community? BTC facilitators can offer our courses online to your specific group. We can also customize training to meet your professional learning needs. Contact us today for more information!

Choosing Your Attitude: Using Strengths-Based Family Assumptions

Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 1:00 PM ET

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.

Course Format:
Live Interactive Workshop on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 1:00 PM ET
Live Spanish Translation Available!
Can’t attend the live workshops? Register to access the recordings! All registrants will have access to the webinar recording for 30 days.

# 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:

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

Number of participants:

Maximum of 500

Price:
$35/webinar or $150 for all 5 Webinars

BTC Learning Network Member Price: $33/webinar or $145 for all 5
Click Here for more information on the BTC Learning Network

Want to purchase a group of seats for your staff or grantees? Contact us!

This course is a part of the Strengths-Based Family Engagement Workshop Series. Building relationships with families is one of the most important things that a provider can do in supporting both the child and their family. 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 series, you will learn strategies that you can immediately apply to your work to further cultivate a strengths-based mindset in your work with families. Each workshop is 1.5 hours, and participants receive a certificate of attendance. Register for each webinar individually or sign up for the whole series.

Would you like to bring these webinars or another BTC training to your program, organization, or community? BTC facilitators can offer our courses online to your specific group. We can also customize training to meet your professional learning needs. Contact us today for more information!

Understanding Depression and Fostering Resilience through IECMHC

Thursday, November 3, 2022 @ 2:00 – 3:30 PM ET

Depression, Trauma, and other mental health concerns are common conditions that have affected a growing number of people during the pandemic, including parents and staff in early childhood programs. People who receive effective treatment for mental health concerns can lead productive and fulfilling lives. However, when unrecognized and untreated, depression can negatively affect people’s ability to work, parent, and maintain relationships. This workshop offers mental health consultants an opportunity to learn more about and better understand depression and to support family-facing professionals to learn more about depression. It offers strategies you and they can use to more effectively reach out to family members about mental health concerns, keeping in mind their cultural values and beliefs.

Course Format:
Live Interactive Workshop on Thursday, November 3, 2022 @ 2:00 – 3:30 PM ET
Live Spanish Translation Available!
Can’t attend the live workshops? Register to access the recordings! All registrants will have access to the webinar recording for 30 days.

# 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.

In this session, participants will:

  • Explore factors that have contributed to the increased numbers of people experiencing depression and/or anxiety
  • Learn the signs, symptoms, and causes of depression
  • Explore fears, concerns, and myths about depression
  • Learn strategies to engage family members who are depressed and help them to talk about depression
  • Enhance their understanding of resilience and their ability to help families strengthen their resilience
  • Enhance their ability to support families seeking access to mental health services
  • Learn how to support staff so that they can identify depression and take the needed steps to support families

Number of participants:
Maximum of 500

Price:
$35/webinar or $90 for all 3 Webinars
BTC Learning Network Member Price: $33/webinar or $85 for all 3
Click Here for more information on the BTC Learning Network

Want to purchase a group of seats for your staff or grantees? Contact us!

This webinar is a part of the Family Connections Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Workshop Series.

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation is a capacity-building intervention that supports the mental health and social-emotional well-being of children, families, and providers who work with them. Mental Health Consultants work In Early Care and Education, Head Start, Home Visiting programs, primary care, and other early childhood settings. They work directly with leadership, staff (teachers, etc.), children, and families to understand everyone’s emotional and behavioral needs and provide promotional and preventive activities as well as intervention and referral. Family Connections is a specific evidence-based, system-wide model for mental health consultation and professional development.

This three-part series allows Mental Health Consultants, Family Service professionals, and the leadership in the early childhood systems they support to participate in professional development workshops from the Family Connections model. Each workshop enables participants to learn about a specific topic area so that they can take it back to their settings of practice and implement it in service of the well-being of staff and families. For Mental Health Consultants, this series provides you with a model of workshop delivery that you can offer as professional development for staff in the programs for which you consult. The topics covered include:
– Overcoming barriers to successful partnerships between families and staff
– Understanding Depression and Fostering Resilience
– Talking with Children about Difficult Issues

In this webinar series, you will gain knowledge and skills to strengthen relationships with adults and children and promote family well-being through the IECMHC perspective. You will explore how each workshop’s learning activities are carried out with staff and consider adaptations for delivery to parents.

Overcoming Barriers to Family-Staff Partnerships

Thursday, October 27, 2022 @ 2:00 – 3:30 PM ET

Strong relationships between early childhood professionals and families are key to the healthy development of young children. Building these relationships is an ongoing process that can sometimes be challenging for both professionals and parents. This workshop explores some of the challenges and barriers to building these relationships and considers strategies for success.

Course Format:
Live Interactive Workshop on Thursday, October 27, 2022 @ 2:00 – 3:30 PM ET
Live Spanish Translation Available!

Can’t attend the live workshops? Register to access the recordings! All registrants will have access to the webinar recording for 30 days.

# 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.

In this session, participants will:

  • Learn about the Family Connections model of mental health consultation and professional development
  • Deepen their understanding of the importance of partnering with families
  • Explore communication challenges that can occur between staff and families, including differing values and cultural biases
  • Learn practical strategies for building strong partnerships with families

Number of participants:
Maximum of 500

Price:
$35/webinar or $90 for all 3 Webinars
BTC Learning Network Member Price: $33/webinar or $85 for all 3
Click here for more information on the BTC Learning Network.

Want to purchase a group of seats for your staff or grantees? Contact us!

This webinar is a part of the Family Connections Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Workshop Series.

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMHC) is a capacity-building intervention that supports the mental health and social-emotional well-being of children, families, and providers who work with them. Mental health consultants work in early care and education, Head Start, home visiting programs, primary care, and other early childhood settings. They work directly with leadership, staff (teachers, etc.), children, and families to understand everyone’s emotional and behavioral needs and provide promotional and preventive activities as well as intervention and referral. Family Connections is a specific evidence-based, system-wide model for mental health consultation and professional development.

This three-part series allows mental health consultants, family service professionals, and the leadership in the early childhood systems they support to participate in professional development workshops from the Family Connections model. Each workshop enables participants to learn about a specific topic area so that they can take it back to their settings of practice and implement it in service of the well-being of staff and families. For mental health consultants, this series provides you with a model of workshop delivery that you can offer as professional development for staff in the programs with which you consult. The topics covered include:

  • Overcoming barriers to successful partnerships between families and staff
  • Understanding depression and fostering resilience
  • Talking with children about difficult issues

In this series, you will gain knowledge and skills to strengthen relationships with adults and children and promote family well-being through the IECMHC perspective. You will explore how each workshop’s learning activities are carried out with staff and consider adaptations for delivery to parents.

Would you like to bring these workshops or another BTC training to your program, organization, or community?

BTC facilitators can offer our courses online to your specific group. We can also customize training to meet your professional learning needs. Contact us today for more information!

Learning to Advocate for Children and Families

From strategies for organizing like-minded people to methods for communicating messages to a variety of issue stakeholders, this series will teach you everything you need to start making an impact on matters most important to you. Join us today and become a voice for your community’s tomorrow.

Webinars are one hour long and feature real-time Spanish translation.

This series is being facilitated by Catriona Macdonald, MPP,  President, Linchpin Strategies, LLC

Episode I- The Nuts and Bolts of Advocacy
Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 12 – 1 PM EST

Episode II – Telling Your Story for Impact
Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 12 – 1 PM EST

Episode III – It Takes a Village
Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 12 – 1 PM EST

 

Facilitated by:  

Catriona MacDonald headshot

Catriona Macdonald, MPP,  President, Linchpin Strategies, LLC

Catriona Macdonald leads Linchpin Strategies, where she assists organizations in the areas of health, education, and disability in communicating their priorities and needs to audiences at all levels of government.

Since founding Linchpin Strategies in 2004, Catriona has led successful efforts to establish new medical research funds; protect small business opportunities from federal agency overreach and multi-million dollar competitors, and secure increases of more than $4 billion for early childhood education.

 

Questions? Contact Michael Accardi

 

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Parenting While Rising to Child Developmental Challenges

This free, 6-episode virtual conversation series offers a warm and inviting opportunity to connect with other parents and families of children with differences in or challenges to their development. Through a series of conversations with parents of children with developmental differences, challenges, or disabilities, we will explore the unique and common experiences of loving and raising children whose developmental process and journey is delayed or atypical. We will discuss the challenges and joys of family life with children with a wide array of ways of being in the world.

Over the six conversations, we will cover topics near and dear to the hearts and experiences of families as we all learn from each other about how to best support and advocate for our children, the whole family, and our communities.

The six-part series begins on Monday, September 26, 2022, and will be held on Monday, October 24, November 7, November 21, December 5  and December 19 from 3 to 4:30 PM ET / 12 to 1:30 PM PT. All webinars are 1 hour followed by a NEW 30-minute Q&A session with our panelists. You are invited to attend any and all episodes that interest you!

Each webinar is 1 hour and 30 minutes and includes a Q&A session with our panelists. 

  • Monday, September 26 – The Whole Child
  • Monday, October 24 – The Day We Found Out
  • Monday, November 7 – Getting What You And Your Child Need From The Professionals
  • Monday, November 21 – What Developmental Differences Mean Where I Come From
  • Monday, December 5 – Siblings Of Children With Developmental Differences
  • Monday, December 19 – The Long View: What Will Happen To My Child When…?

Time: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EST

Registration Fee: FREE

Where: Online 

Live Spanish translation and closed captioning are available.