WEBINAR: Challenging Conversations with Families Virtually

March 24, 2021 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

It’s easy when it’s easy, and it’s hard when it’s hard. Stress, trauma, work schedules, and the new and changing restrictions for the care and education of young children are affecting everyone. For providers and the families with whom we work, life these days feels overwhelming. Finding ways to have challenging conversations with families offers opportunities for us to deepen our relationship with them. In this webinar, you will learn strategies you can immediately use in your work to engage families in challenging conversations virtually.

This webinar is a part of the Virtual Service Delivery Webinar Series.

The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically changed how we deliver education, health care, and other critical services to young children and their families. Even as some regions of the country are re-opening schools, child care centers, pediatric offices, and more, it is clear that many services will continue to be offered virtually.

To support family-facing providers in their virtual work with children and families, Brazelton Touchpoints Center is providing a series of free 1-hour webinars and an online learning community that will explore the challenges and opportunities posed by virtual service delivery, and share strategies providers have found for building and sustaining strong relationships with families virtually. In partnership with the Rapid Response Virtual Home Visiting (RR-VHV) Collaborative, we are building on lessons learned from virtual home visiting that can benefit providers across all family-facing disciplines and sectors.

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. We are pairing the webinars with an online learning community where webinar participants can engage with one another and BTC facilitators around the topics and strategies discussed in the webinars. Learn from others in the field who are also navigating how to connect with young children and families virtually!

Each webinar is 1-hour long, with an optional 30-minute Q&A session at the end with at least one panelist. Participants can register for the entire series or for individual webinars. Participants can also join the online learning community, where you can access recordings of webinars you have missed.

All webinars include live Spanish translation and closed captioning for interested participants. 

This webinar series is made possible in part by the generosity of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Overdeck Family Foundation, and our community of supporters.