WEBINAR: NBI Leaders in the Field Webinar, featuring Charles A. Nelson III

Sensitive Periods in Development: The Effects of Early, Profound Deprivation

Charles A. Nelson III, PhD, is currently Professor of Pediatrics and Neuroscience and Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and Professor of Education in the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He also holds the Richard David Scott Chair in Pediatric Developmental Medicine Research at Boston Children’s Hospital, and serves as Director of Research in the Division of Developmental Medicine.

His research interests center on a variety of problems in developmental cognitive neuroscience, including: the development of social perception; developmental trajectories to autism; and the effects of early adversity on brain and behavioral development. He chaired the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Early Experience and Brain Development and served on the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) panels that wrote From Neurons to Neighborhoods, and New Directions in Child Abuse and Neglect Research.

Among his many honors, he has received the Leon Eisenberg Award from Harvard Medical School and an honorary doctorate from Bucharest University (Romania); was a resident fellow at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center (Italy); has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine, and the British Academy; and has received the Ruane Prize for Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Research from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation.

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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.

Course Format:
Live Interactive Webinar on Monday, December 14, 2020 3:30 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:

    • 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

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

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.

Course Format:
Live Interactive Webinar on Monday, December 7, 2020 3:30 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:

    • 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

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

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.

Course Format:
Live Interactive Webinar on Monday, November 30, 2020 3:30 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:

    • 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

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

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.

Course Format:
Live Interactive Webinar on Monday, November 16, 2020 3:30 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:

    • 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

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

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.

Course Format:
Live Interactive Webinar on Monday, November 9, 2020 3:30 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:

    • 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:
$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.

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: Taking Care of Yourself as a Virtual Service Provider

We are experiencing an unprecedented time in the world. Providers are feeling isolated, overwhelmed, and unsure as programs and settings decide whether or not to re-open and how the work will be done in the future. In this webinar, you will learn and practice strategies to care for yourself with generosity and self-compassion.

This webinar is part of our free 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! 

WEBINAR: Understanding and Responding to Trauma in Virtual Service Delivery

Many families and communities face adversity and trauma, particularly right now. Providers are searching for ways to understand and respond to this trauma as we meet virtually with children and families. This webinar will explore how we can foster resilience and healing with families even when we cannot physically be with them.

This webinar is part of our free 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! 

WEBINAR: Providing Staff Support and Supervision Virtually

Staff members continue to need support and supervision, even when–or perhaps especially when–we are physically distanced. Effective staff support requires regular contact, time for reflection, connection with other team members, and continuous feedback. This webinar will explore strategies for providing staff support and supervision virtually.

This webinar is part of our free 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! 

WEBINAR: Using a Hybrid Approach to Partner with Families

As programs re-open, providers are utilizing innovative strategies, discovered through virtual service delivery, to continue offering high-quality services for families. This webinar will explore some of the creative ways you can combine in-person and virtual service delivery to strengthen your engagement with families.

This webinar is part of our free 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!