WEBINAR: Using Culturally Responsive Practices During Transitions

Each family experiences transitions in their own way. These transitions are shaped by their cultures, traditions, past, and expectations. Families may see transitions — to and from early childhood programs — as both an opportunity and a challenge. Through culturally responsive relationships, staff can strengthen child and family outcomes before, during, and after a child’s transition.

This webinar is a part of the Building Culturally Responsive Relationships with Families from Recruitment to Transition series. Understanding families’ cultures — and our own — is essential to building respectful partnerships with families. This is especially true during challenging times for families and communities. In this four-part webinar series, participants learn strategies for partnering with families during their time in the program — from recruitment through to the child’s transition out of the program. We draw on foundational concepts from the Head Start Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Framework and the Relationship-Based Competencies to Support Family Engagement.

In this session, participants will:

  • Reflect on families’ experiences and cultural perspectives about the transition process
  • Learn strategies that support cultural responsiveness during the transition process
  • Review steps programs can take to strengthen their relationships with community partners to best serve families with their transition into and out of the program
  • Explore resources to facilitate a smooth transition for all families

Event Format:
Live interactive webinar with live Spanish translation!

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

Audience:
This series is designed for all professionals who work with families of young children in early childhood programs, including Head Start, Early Head Start, and other child care settings.

Number of participants:
Maximum of 1000

Price:
$35/webinar or $120 for all 4 Webinars

BTC Learning Network Member Price:
$33/webinar or $115 for all 4 (Click here for information on joining the BTC Learning Network.)

Can’t attend the live webinars? Register to access the recordings!

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WEBINAR: Partnering with Families in Culturally Responsive Ways During Challenging Times

Culturally responsive relationships affirm all families’ strengths, cultures, and commitment to their child’s learning and well-being. These relationships are especially important for families who are experiencing challenges to their well-being. When we are culturally responsive, families see our programs and community partners as a source of support. Staff can partner with parents in culturally respectful ways to address concerns related to housing, health, mental health, finances, or family and child safety.

This webinar is a part of the Building Culturally Responsive Relationships with Families from Recruitment to Transition series. Understanding families’ cultures — and our own — is essential to building respectful partnerships with families. This is especially true during challenging times for families and communities. In this four-part webinar series , participants learn strategies for partnering with families during their time in the program — from recruitment through to the child’s transition out of the program. We draw on foundational concepts from the Head Start Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Framework and the Relationship-Based Competencies to Support Family Engagement.

In this session, participants will:

  • Learn strategies for engaging in conversations about sensitive topics related to housing, finances, health, mental health, or child and family safety
  • Explore tools such as reflective practice and reflective supervision to support relationship-building with families experiencing challenges
  • Review ways to advocate for and support families by strengthening community partnerships
  • Learn about resources to support engagement with families in difficult times

Event Format:
Live interactive webinar with live Spanish translation!

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

Audience:
This series is designed for all professionals who work with families of young children in early childhood programs, including Head Start, Early Head Start, and other child care settings.

Number of participants:
Maximum of 1000

Price:
$35/webinar or $120 for all 4 Webinars

BTC Learning Network Member Price:
$33/webinar or $115 for all 4 (Click here for information on joining the BTC Learning Network.)

Can’t attend the live webinars? Register to access the recordings!

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

Would you like to bring this webinar 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 trainings to meet your program’s or organization’s professional development needs. Contact us today for more information!

WEBINAR: Nurturing Culturally Responsive Relationships

Building relationships that are culturally responsive is essential to engaging families. Understanding a family’s cultures takes curiosity, humility, a commitment and willingness to learn from our mistakes. Staff can use strengths-based strategies and reflective tools to communicate with families in ways that are culturally responsive and respectful.

This webinar is a part of the Building Culturally Responsive Relationships with Families from Recruitment to Transition series. Understanding families’ cultures — and our own — is essential to building respectful partnerships with families. This is especially true during challenging times for families and communities. In this four-part webinar series, participants learn strategies for partnering with families during their time in the program — from recruitment through to the child’s transition out of the program. We draw on foundational concepts from the Head Start Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Framework and the Relationship-Based Competencies to Support Family Engagement.

In this session, participants will:

  • Explore concepts and practice skills for building culturally responsive relationships
  • Examine strategies for having challenging conversations and repairing relationships with families
  • Explore the use of reflective practice and reflective supervision as tools to deepen culturally responsive practice
  • Discover resources for skills, knowledge and practices for nurturing culturally responsive relationships

Event Format:
Live interactive webinar with live Spanish translation!

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

Audience:
This series is designed for all professionals who work with families of young children in early childhood programs, including Head Start, Early Head Start, and other child care settings.

Number of participants:
Maximum of 1000

Price:
$35/webinar or $120 for all 4 Webinars

BTC Learning Network Member Price:
$33/webinar or $115 for all 4 (Click here for information on joining the BTC Learning Network.)

Can’t attend the live webinars? Register to access the recordings!

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

Would you like to bring this webinar 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 trainings to meet your program’s or organization’s professional development needs. Contact us today for more information!

WEBINAR: Building Culturally Responsive Relationships Right From the Very Start

As we get to know families during outreach, recruitment, and enrollment, we have opportunities to learn about their cultures — and our own. Our cultures affect our beliefs, values, perspectives and decision-making. We need to know what is important to families and how that impacts what they want for their children and themselves. Understanding cultures is an important step toward building respectful relationships with families.

This webinar is a part of the Building Culturally Responsive Relationships with Families from Recruitment to Transition series. Understanding families’ cultures — and our own — is essential to building respectful partnerships with families. This is especially true during challenging times for families and communities. In this four-part webinar series, participants learn strategies for partnering with families during their time in the program — from recruitment through to the child’s transition out of the program. We draw on foundational concepts from the Head Start Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Framework and the Relationship-Based Competencies to Support Family Engagement.

In this session, participants will:

  • Learn key terms and concepts about culture and cultural responsiveness
  • Reflect on their own cultural identity and identify ways to set biases aside
  • Discuss culturally responsive strategies for engaging with families during outreach, recruitment, and enrollment
  • Learn about resources that can deepen knowledge about culture and cultural responsiveness

Event Format:
Live interactive webinar with live Spanish translation!

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

Audience:
This series is designed for all professionals who work with families of young children in early childhood programs, including Head Start, Early Head Start, and other child care settings.

Number of participants:
Maximum of 1000

Price:
$35/webinar or $120 for all 4 Webinars

BTC Learning Network Member Price:
$33/webinar or $115 for all 4 (Click here for information on joining the BTC Learning Network.)

Can’t attend the live webinars? Register to access the recordings!

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

Would you like to bring this webinar 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 trainings to meet your program’s or organization’s professional development needs. Contact us today for more information!

WEBINAR: The How of Challenging Conversations

Focusing on families’ strengths makes us more effective at navigating challenging conversations. Perspective-taking and having a strengths-based mindset help us recognize and elevate what each person brings to the conversation. Come explore strengths-based strategies we can use to better engage with families every day and during times when conversations may be challenging.

This webinar is a part of the Navigating Challenging Conversations: Why, What, and How webinar series. Challenging conversations are an inevitable part of building trusting relationships with families, colleagues and partners. While these conversations can be uncomfortable, they are also opportunities for self-reflection and growth. In this series, we will explore how racism, culture, and bias may affect when and how we experience conversations as challenging. We will practice applying a strengths-based approach to effectively engage in challenging conversations.

Event Format:
Live interactive webinar with live Spanish translation!

# 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.

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 (Click here for information on joining the BTC Learning Network.)

Can’t attend the live webinars? Register to access the recordings!

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

Would you like to bring this webinar 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 trainings to meet your program’s or organization’s professional development needs. Contact us today for more information!

WEBINAR: The What of Challenging Conversations

Topics we find challenging to discuss can include behaviors we find difficult, concerns about a child’s development, family relationships, and family well-being. What these topics have in common is they can make us uncomfortable. Come explore why these topics are hard not only for us but also for families, colleagues, and partners. Learn what we can do to promote productive and collaborative conversations about challenging topics.

This webinar is a part of the Navigating Challenging Conversations: Why, What, and How webinar series. Challenging conversations are an inevitable part of building trusting relationships with families, colleagues and partners. While these conversations can be uncomfortable, they are also opportunities for self-reflection and growth. In this series, we will explore how racism, culture, and bias may affect when and how we experience conversations as challenging. We will practice applying a strengths-based approach to effectively engage in challenging conversations.

Event Format:
Live interactive webinar with live Spanish translation!

# 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.

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 (Click here for information on joining the BTC Learning Network.)

Can’t attend the live webinars? Register to access the recordings!

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

Would you like to bring this webinar 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 trainings to meet your program’s or organization’s professional development needs. Contact us today for more information!

WEBINAR: The Why of Challenging Conversations

Uncovering how our own cultures, experiences, and biases affect what we consider challenging is a critical step toward effectively navigating challenging conversations. Come explore what impacts what we see as challenging and why.

This webinar is a part of the Navigating Challenging Conversations: Why, What, and How webinar series. Challenging conversations are an inevitable part of building trusting relationships with families, colleagues and partners. While these conversations can be uncomfortable, they are also opportunities for self-reflection and growth. In this series, we will explore how racism, culture, and bias may affect when and how we experience conversations as challenging. We will practice applying a strengths-based approach to effectively engage in challenging conversations.

Event Format:
Live interactive webinar with live Spanish translation!

# 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.

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 (Click here for information on joining the BTC Learning Network.)

Can’t attend the live webinars? Register to access the recordings!

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

Would you like to bring this webinar 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 trainings to meet your program’s or organization’s professional development needs. Contact us today for more information!

WEBINAR: Supporting Young Children and Families in the Return to Early Learning Settings

Young children, families, and professionals in early education settings are all feeling the particular stress of “returning to normal” after the past year of virtual and hybrid learning formats. Many have experienced loss and upheaval during the pandemic. Many have mixed feelings about transitioning back to in-person learning, more time in care, and more children in the classroom. Adding to the anxiety are the changing circumstances and messages about safety precautions. Some children may need extra developmental support. Many children, families, and staff will need sensitivity and attention to their social-emotional well-being.

This webinar will explore how key elements of Brazelton Touchpoints can help providers support young children returning to early learning settings and partner with families in their children’s learning and healthy development. We will share a social story written by a Boston preschool teacher and her students about what it means to them to be “returning to normal.” We will discuss strategies for supporting families and the workforce in anticipating transitions, and for opening up discussion among children and their caregiving adults about the emotions involved for all.

Course Format:
Thursday, September 9, 2021 @ 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT
Live Spanish Translation Available!

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

Audience:
Parents of young children, and professionals who work with children and families who will be returning to in-person learning in the 2021-2022 academic year. Professionals may include early educators, family child care providers, family engagement advocates, home visitors, early interventionists, teachers, and more.

In this session, participants will:

  • Consider how young children and their families might have been impacted during the past year
  • Explore ways they can help young children recognize, identify, understand, and express their feelings about the pandemic
  • Learn how to partner with families’ and children around their strengths and needs for the transition
  • Explore resources that will boost their own and their staff’s capacity to support children and families as they return to early learning settings

Presenters:

  • Jayne Singer, PhD, IECMH-E®, Director of Developmental and Relational Health, Brazelton Touchpoints Center; Clinical Psychologist, Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Emilee Johnson, Educational Coordinator, Boston Children’s Hospital Child Care Center

Number of participants:
Maximum of 500

Price: $30
BTC Learning Network Member Price: $28
Click here for information on joining the BTC Learning Network.

Can’t attend the live webinar? Register to access the recording!

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

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ONLINE COURSE: Families in Recovery: Touchpoints in the Context of Substance Use Disorder

This training will explore how Brazelton Touchpoints can help providers create and nurture collaborative partnerships with parents living with substance use disorder (SUD) and their children who have experienced prenatal exposure.

Brazelton Touchpoints is an evidence-based, developmental-relational practice that builds collaborative family-provider partnerships in service of strong, healthy family-child relationships from before birth throughout early childhood. Touchpoints applies a deep understanding of children’s behavior as the primary family engagement strategy by anticipating known periods of increased stress in family functioning that are associated with developmental processes. Touchpoints builds strong, trusting partnerships between families and providers that can then effectively manage concerns that might arise about a child, or a family in recovery. Building relationships with families in recovery and their children who might have had prenatal exposure presents its own unique challenges.

All providers who work with families of young children can benefit from learning about Touchpoints. If you work with young children and families who live in the context of SUD, this professional development offering will help you apply a strengths-based approach to supporting yourself, children, and families all affected by the substance use and recovery process.

Course Format:
This course consists of six modules. Each module will be facilitated in a 4-hour live, interactive webinar format, beginning on September 13. These modules are then followed by six monthly one-hour virtual reflective practice sessions. Attendance is required at all live training sessions and reflective practice sessions. Sessions are not recorded.

Live webinar dates/times:
Monday, September 13, 9am–1pm EST
Wednesday, September 15, 9am–1pm EST
Friday, September 17, 9am–1pm EST
Tuesday, September 21, 2pm–6pm EST
Thursday, September 23, 2pm–6pm EST
Tuesday, September 28, 9am–1pm EST

Click Here for Brazelton Touchpoints Center’s Virtual Learning Readiness Checklist.

# of hours:
28

Audience:
Professionals who work with families of young children, including pediatric health care providers, mental health practitioners, early care providers, early childhood educators, home visitors, early interventionists, recovery coaches, recovery counselors, 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 10
Maximum of 18

Price: $750

BTC Learning Network Member Price: $725 (Click here for information on joining the BTC Learning Network.)

CEUs:
This course is approved for 20.35 Continuing Education Credits for physicians, nurses, social workers, and psychologists. Click here for more details.

 

Would you like to bring this course or another BTC training to your program, organization, or community? Our facilitators can offer our courses online to your specific group. We can also customize trainings to meet your program’s or organization’s professional development needs. Contact us for more information.

Supporting Young Children and Families in the Return to Early Learning Settings

Young children, families, and professionals in early education settings are all feeling the particular stress of “returning to normal” after the past year of virtual and hybrid learning formats. Many have also experienced loss and upheaval during this period. Children, families, and providers might have mixed feelings about returning to in-person learning. Children may need extra academic support. Many will also need particular sensitivity and attention to their social-emotional state. Learn how Brazelton Touchpoints can help providers support young children returning to early learning settings and partner with families in their children’s learning and development.

Course Format:
Thursday, July 15, 2021 1 PM ET
Live Spanish Translation Available!

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

Audience:
Parents of young children, and professionals who work with children and families who will be returning to in-person learning in the 2021-2022 academic year. Professionals may include early educators, family child care providers, family engagement advocates, home visitors, early interventionists, teachers, and more.

In this session, participants will:

  • Consider how young children and their families might have been impacted during the past year in subtle or invisible ways
  • Learn strategies to partner with families to better understand parents’ and children’s strengths and needs for the transition
  • Explore resources to boost their own and their staff’s capacity to support children and families as they return to early learning settings

Number of participants:
Maximum of 500

Price:
$30
BTC Learning Network Member Price: $28
Click Here for more information on the BTC Learning Network

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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