WEBINAR: 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. Register here.

Course Format:
Live Interactive Webinar on Thursday, June 3, 2021 1:00 PM ET
Live Spanish Translation Available!

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

BTC Learning Network Member Price: $28/webinar or $120 for all 5
Click Here for more information on the BTC Learning Network

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.

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

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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. Register here.

Course Format:
Live Interactive Webinar on Thursday, May 27, 2021 1:00 PM ET
Live Spanish Translation Available!

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

BTC Learning Network Member Price: $28/webinar or $120 for all 5
Click Here for more information on the BTC Learning Network

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.

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

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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. Register here.

Course Format:
Live Interactive Webinar on Thursday, May 20, 2021 1:00 PM ET
Live Spanish Translation Available!

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

BTC Learning Network Member Price: $28/webinar or $120 for all 5
Click Here for more information on the BTC Learning Network

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.

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

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WEBINAR: Choosing Your Attitude: Using Strength-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. Register here.

Course Format:
Live Interactive Webinar on Thursday, May 13, 2021 1:00 PM ET
Live Spanish Translation Available!

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

BTC Learning Network Member Price: $28/webinar or $120 for all 5
Click Here for more information on the BTC Learning Network

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.

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

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

When interacting with families, finding common ground is critical. Taking multiple perspectives on a situation can help family-facing 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 in their child’s care and development. You will learn about family engagement strategies for Perspective Taking that you can immediately apply to your work. Register here.

Course Format:
Live Interactive Webinar on Thursday, May 6, 2021 1:00 PM ET
Live Spanish Translation Available!

# 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’

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

BTC Learning Network Member Price: $28/webinar or $120 for all 5
Click Here for more information on the BTC Learning Network

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.

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

WEBINAR: Nurturing the Nurturer: Self-care for Providers & Parents

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 Thursday, April 29, 2021, 2:30 PM ET / 11:30 AM PT
Live Spanish Translation Available!

# 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

Number of participants:
Maximum of 500

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

BTC Learning Network Member Price: $28/webinar or $70 for all 3
(Learn about joining the BTC Learning Network here.)

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

WEBINAR: Honoring Each Person’s Experience to Support Mental Health

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 Thursday, April 15, 2021, 2:30 PM ET / 11:30 AM PT
Live Spanish Translation Available!

# 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

Number of participants:
Maximum of 500

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

BTC Learning Network Member Price: $28/webinar or $70 for all 3
(Learn about joining the BTC Learning Network here.)

This course is a part of the Supporting Everyone’s Mental Health Webinar Series. As we confront the crises of COVID-19, systemic racism, and economic inequality, 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 the families with whom we work. This webinar series offers 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

WEBINAR: Building Resilience while Social Distancing: Parental Depression & Coping

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 Thursday, April 22, 2021, 2:30 PM ET / 11:30 AM PT
Live Spanish Translation Available!

# 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

Number of participants:
Maximum of 500

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

BTC Learning Network Member Price: $28/webinar or $70 for all 3
(Learn about joining the BTC Learning Network here.)

This course is a part of the Supporting Everyone’s Mental Health Webinar Series. As we confront the crises of COVID-19, systemic racism, and economic inequality, 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

WEBINAR: Uniting Worldviews to Advance Relationships in Indigenous Communities

Returning for a third season of engaging dialogue, BTC’s Learning to Listen: Conversations for Change features luminaries across the family-facing fields exploring the current and emerging issues facing children and families today.

Each webinar is 1-hour long with an interactive Q&A session. Participants can register for the entire series or for individual webinars.

Registration is free and live Spanish language translation is offered at all conversations. 

Uniting Worldviews to Advance Relationships in Indigenous Communities

This virtual presentation will examine how NICWA has used the intersection between the linear worldview of Western culture, helping, and research, and the relational worldview of Indigenous peoples and organizations to advance the interests of Indigenous children and families. NICWA’s success as a community development, training, and advocacy organization has been built on its culturally-based approach. The speaker will share the story of this process as an example of decolonizing relationships between mainstream service providers and researchers and Indigenous communities.

Terry (Ha-ne-ga-noh) Gross, MSW, an enrolled member of the Seneca Nation, received his master’s degree in social work from Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. He is the founding executive director of NICWA, now serving as a senior advisor. He is the author of Positive Indian Parenting and co-authored Towards a Culturally Competent System of Care, published by Georgetown University. He has 47 years of experience in child welfare, including 10 years of direct practice.

WEBINAR: Listening to Transgender Children, Transforming Ourselves

Returning for a third season of engaging dialogue, BTC’s Learning to Listen: Conversations for Change features luminaries across the family-facing fields exploring the current and emerging issues facing children and families today.

Each webinar is 1-hour long with an interactive Q&A session. Participants can register for the entire series or for individual webinars.

Registration is free and live Spanish language translation is offered at all conversations. 

Listening to Transgender Children, Transforming Ourselves

Debi Jackson describes herself as a military “brat” from Alabama, raised in an evangelical conservative family. She will join Dr. Sparrow in conversation about how she came to understand that her transgender daughter was a messenger who came to teach her to listen and to launch her on her life’s mission: to help us to listen to children’s messages that are hard to hear, that may call into question everything we were brought up to believe.

Debi Jackson is a nationally-known advocate for transgender rights. She is the mother of a transgender child and frequently travels to speak about trans kids. She was recently awarded the 2016 Role Model Award by the National Education Association’s GLBT Caucus. Through her advocacy, she works with esteemed organizations such as PFLAG, the Human Rights Campaign, Gender Odyssey, and The Trevor Project. Her involvement with these organizations, as well as her personal connection to several thousand transgender adults and families with transgender children has enhanced her knowledge and understanding of trans-inclusivity needs and solutions.