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Feb 26, 2021

Michael Pesare

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Register now for the Family Support live, online learning session hosted by the Center for Schools and Communities with support from the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL).

 

Supporting Families New to Autism

 

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

 

Presenters:
Sharon Janosik, Family Leader, Families 2 the Max
Tammi Morton, Project Coordinator, PEAL Center

 

Description: Supporting families as they learn about autism and their child is much easier when you have “inside information” about common concerns and what the child’s perspective might be. We will talk about speech versus communication, sensory differences and social-relational issues, with the aim of meeting both the child’s and the family’s need for a safe, supportive environment where children and adults can learn and grow.

 

Registration:

 

Click here to register for the webinar entitled:  Supporting Families New to Autism.

 

There is no cost to participate.

 

All registrants will receive an email confirmation regarding the status of their participation and instructions on how to access the meeting room in order to participate in the event.

 

ADA Accommodations: Participation by all individuals is encouraged. A recording of this webinar with closed captioning and a transcript will be available at http://www.pa-pat.org/category/recorded-events/ typically within seven (7) days of the live event. Will you require hearing impaired live captioning services? If so, please respond in the registration form no later than 5 business days prior to the webinar. If you would like to contact us directly, please email Kimberly Taylor Carmo at the Center for Schools and Communities at ktcarmo@csc.csiu.org.

 

Certificates: If you are participating as part of a group, make sure that the full names and email addresses of all attendees are typed in the chat box. To receive a certificate, you must attend the training from beginning to the end.

 

Family Support at Center for Schools and Communities (PA PAT State Office, Children’s Trust Fund, and Strengthening Families Protective Factors and Leadership Team) will be hosting more live, online sessions designed to address topics of relevance to Family Support program sites.

 

If you have any questions about this online presentation, please contact Kimberly Taylor Carmo at the Center for Schools and Communities at ktcarmo@csc.csiu.org.

 


Feb 25, 2021

Michael Pesare

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Register now for the Family Support live, online learning session hosted by the Center for Schools and Communities with support from the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL).

 

Changing How We Care, Not That We Care: Supporting Children and Families During Ever-Changing Times

 

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

 

Presenter: Robin H. Gurwitch, Ph.D., professor, Center for Child & Family Health, Duke University Medical Center

 

Description: The COVID-19 pandemic has created new stressors for children and families already coping with stressful lives. As we strive for equity, racial and ethnic disparities as they impact families, further increase levels of stress, anxiety and worry. Those working with children and families are also balancing the needs of their own families and this is not always easy. The presenter will address how the pandemic and other recent events have affected children and families and those who serve them. Ideas and strategies to reduce stress and increase coping and resilience for everyone will be discussed.

 

Registration:

 

Click here to register for the webinar entitled: Changing How We Care, Not That We Care

 

There is no cost to participate.

 

All registrants will receive an email confirmation regarding the status of their participation and instructions on how to access the meeting room in order to participate in the event.

 

ADA Accommodations: Participation by all individuals is encouraged. A recording of this webinar with closed captioning and a transcript will be available at http://www.pa-pat.org/category/recorded-events/ typically within seven (7) days of the live event. Will you require hearing impaired live captioning services? If so, please respond in the registration form no later than 5 business days prior to the webinar. If you would like to contact us directly, please email Kimberly Taylor Carmo at the Center for Schools and Communities at ktcarmo@csc.csiu.org.

 

Certificates: If you are participating as part of a group, make sure that the full names and email addresses of all attendees are typed in the chat box. To receive a certificate, you must attend the training from beginning to the end.

 

Family Support at Center for Schools and Communities (PA PAT State Office, Children’s Trust Fund, and Strengthening Families Protective Factors and Leadership Team) will be hosting more live, online sessions designed to address topics of relevance to Family Support program sites.

 

If you have any questions about this online presentation, please contact Kimberly Taylor Carmo at the Center for Schools and Communities at ktcarmo@csc.csiu.org.

 


Jan 15, 2021

Michael Pesare

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Register now for the Family Support live, online learning session hosted by the Center for Schools and Communities with support from the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL).

 

Supporting Literacy Development: A Panel Discussion

 

Wednesday, February 3, 2021
10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. EST

 

Panelists:

 

Julia Rose Masterson Gest, A Better Kid Care, Penn State Extension
Hanna Schlosser, Family Literacy, TIU 11
Andrea G. Kolb, English Language Development, Center for Schools and Communities
Malkia Singleton Ofori-Agyekum, Read by 4th, Free Library of Philadelphia and partners

 

Description: Panelists will discuss literacy development in young children, activities that both staff and families members can do to promote literacy development and resources that all can use.

 

Registration:

 

Click here to register for the webinar entitled, Supporting Literacy Development: A Panel Discussion.

 

There is no cost to participate.

 

All registrants will receive an email confirmation regarding the status of their participation and instructions on how to access the meeting room in order to participate in the event.

 

ADA Accommodations: Participation by all individuals is encouraged. A recording of this webinar with closed captioning and a transcript will be available at http://www.pa-pat.org/category/recorded-events/ typically within seven (7) days of the live event. Will you require hearing impaired live captioning services? If so, please respond in the registration form no later than 5 business days prior to the webinar. If you would like to contact us directly, please email Kimberly Taylor Carmo at the Center for Schools and Communities at ktcarmo@csc.csiu.org.

 

Certificates: If you are participating as part of a group, make sure that the full names and email addresses of all attendees are typed in the chat box. To receive a certificate, you must attend the training from beginning to the end.

 

Family Support at Center for Schools and Communities (PA PAT State Office, Children’s Trust Fund, and Strengthening Families Protective Factors and Leadership Team) will be hosting more live, online sessions designed to address topics of relevance to Family Support program sites.

 

If you have any questions about this online presentation, please contact Kimberly Taylor Carmo at the Center for Schools and Communities at ktcarmo@csc.csiu.org.


Dec 15, 2020

Michael Pesare

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Register now for the Family Support live, online learning session hosted by the Center for Schools and Communities with support from the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL).

 

Group Connections in Today’s World: A Panel Discussion

 

Wednesday, January 13, 2021
10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. EST

 

Presenters: Jasmine Purkey, Family Development Specialist/Children’s Trust Fund Liaison, Allegheny Intermediate Unit, Steel Valley Family Center; Rhonda Van Wyk, Parents as Teachers Supervisor , Oxford Circle, Christian Community Development Association ; Mary Ann Stefko, Early Intervention/Outreach Instructor, The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children; Jennifer Conaway, Parents as Teachers Manager, Tuscarora Intermediate Unit, Juniata County Early Childhood Services

 

Description: This panel discussion will focus on ways to provide effective group connections and will include successful ways to engage families. Safety measures, challenges and tips will be also discussed.

 

Registration:

 

Click here to register for the webinar entitled, Group Connections in Today’s World: A Panel Discussion.

 

There is no cost to participate.

 

All registrants will receive an email confirmation regarding the status of their participation and instructions on how to access the meeting room in order to participate in the event.

 

ADA Accommodations: Participation by all individuals is encouraged. A recording of this webinar with closed captioning and a transcript will be available at http://www.pa-pat.org/category/recorded-events/ typically within seven (7) days of the live event. Will you require hearing impaired live captioning services? If so, please respond in the registration form no later than 5 business days prior to the webinar. If you would like to contact us directly, please email Kimberly Taylor Carmo at the Center for Schools and Communities at ktcarmo@csc.csiu.org.

 

Certificates: If you are participating as part of a group, make sure that the full names and email addresses of all attendees are typed in the chat box. To receive a certificate, you must attend the training from beginning to the end.

 

Family Support at Center for Schools and Communities (PA PAT State Office, Children’s Trust Fund, and Strengthening Families Protective Factors and Leadership Team) will be hosting more live, online sessions designed to address topics of relevance to Family Support program sites.

 

If you have any questions about this online presentation, please contact Kimberly Taylor Carmo at the Center for Schools and Communities at ktcarmo@csc.csiu.org.


Nov 9, 2020

Michael Pesare

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Register now for the Family Support live, online learning session hosted by the Center for Schools and Communities with support from the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL).

 

Finding Meaning and Balance Between Home and Hybrid-Working: Self-Care and Support

Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST

 

(Please note that our December webinar will be 90 minutes long, which is longer than our typical offerings. The session will conclude at 11:30 a.m. rather than at 11:15 a.m. Please also note that the December session will not be recorded. As such, the live webinar will be the only opportunity to experience the content.)

 

Presenter: Stephanie Colvin-Roy, Special Projects Managing Coordinator, Center for Schools and Communities

 

Description: As the uncertainty, duration, loss, and strain of collective grief continues, many of us find it difficult to maintain a balance between home and hybrid-working conditions. During this workshop, participants will discuss the effects of a global pandemic, unexpected loss of countless lives, civil unrest, and economic collapse on mental and physical health. Participants will learn self-care strategies and consider compassionate and empathetic responses toward ourselves and others as we navigate many difficult but necessary decisions. Opportunities will be provided to identify personal strengths so they may be applied to effectively manage stress, promote resilience, and balance home and hybrid-working.

 

This webinar will offer the following learning objectives:

  • Identify personal strengths and opportunities to demonstrate empathy (perspective-taking);
  • Examine the behavioral, physical, emotional, and psychological impact of home and hybrid-working on physical and psychological health;
  • Re-examine the stages of grief, including the 6th stage, finding meaning;
  • Apply strategies to promote resilience and balance between home and hybrid-working;
  • Identify effective communication and decision-making techniques to increase self-care successful client support.

 

Registration:

 

Click here to register for the webinar entitled, Finding Meaning and Balance Between Home and Hybrid-Working: Self-Care and Support.

 

There is no cost to participate.

 

All registrants will receive an email confirmation regarding the status of their participation and instructions on how to access the meeting room in order to participate in the event.

 

ADA Accommodations: Participation by all individuals is encouraged. A recording of this webinar with closed captioning and a transcript will be available at http://www.pa-pat.org/category/recorded-events/ typically within seven (7) days of the live event. Will you require hearing impaired live captioning services? If so, please respond in the registration form no later than 72 business hours prior to the webinar. If you would like to contact us directly, please email Kimberly Taylor Carmo at the Center for Schools and Communities at ktcarmo@csc.csiu.org.

 

Certificates: If you are participating as part of a group, make sure that the full names and email addresses of all attendees are typed in the chat box. To receive a certificate, you must attend the training from beginning to the end.

 

Family Support at Center for Schools and Communities (PA PAT State Office, Children’s Trust Fund, and Strengthening Families Protective Factors and Leadership Team) will be hosting more live, online sessions designed to address topics of relevance to Family Support program sites. Please mark your calendar with the following dates:

 

If you have any questions about this online presentation, please contact Kimberly Taylor Carmo at the Center for Schools and Communities at ktcarmo@csc.csiu.org.


Oct 9, 2020

Michael Pesare

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Register now for the Family Support live, online learning session hosted by the Center for Schools and Communities with support from the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL).

 

Zoom Fatigue: What It Is and What We Can Do About It

 

Wednesday, November 4, 2020
10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time)

 

Presenters: Jennifer Esposito, Family Support Data Coordinator, Center for Schools and Communities; and Katherine Noss, Family Support Technical Assistance Coordinator, Center for Schools and Communities

 

Description: Feeling exhausted by all the online meetings? In this month’s Center for Schools and Communities’ Family Support webinar, we will explore the characteristics of Zoom fatigue, why it happens, and how we can minimize its effects. We will discuss both physical and psychological aspects of Zoom fatigue. We will share strategies for both presenters and participants, adults and children. Join us to learn more about this timely topic.

 

Registration:

 

Click here to register for the webinar entitled, Zoom Fatigue, What It Is and What We Can Do About It.

 

There is no cost to participate.

 

All registrants will receive an email confirmation regarding the status of their participation and instructions on how to access the meeting room in order to participate in the event.

 

ADA Accommodations: Participation by all individuals is encouraged. A recording of this webinar with closed captioning and a transcript will be available at http://www.pa-pat.org/category/recorded-events/ typically within seven (7) days of the live event. Will you require hearing impaired live captioning services? If so, please respond in the registration form no later than 72 business hours prior to the webinar. If you would like to contact us directly, please email Kimberly Taylor Carmo at the Center for Schools and Communities at ktcarmo@csc.csiu.org.

 

Certificates: If you are participating as part of a group, make sure that the full names and email addresses of all attendees are typed in the chat box. To receive a certificate, you must attend the training from beginning to the end.

 

Family Support at Center for Schools and Communities (PA PAT State Office, Children’s Trust Fund, and Strengthening Families Protective Factors and Leadership Team) will be hosting more live, online sessions designed to address topics of relevance to Family Support program sites. Please mark your calendar with the following dates:

 

December 2, 2020 – TBD

 

If you have any questions about this online presentation, please contact Kimberly Taylor Carmo at the Center for Schools and Communities at ktcarmo@csc.csiu.org.


Aug 21, 2020

Michael Pesare

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Speaking Up! Your Voice Matters

Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020 | 10–11:15 a.m. EDT

 

In this month’s CSC Family Support webinar, we will explore advocacy: speaking up for yourself or on behalf of your child, bringing attention to an issue and supporting action, or creating a policy agenda and working to enact it. The panel includes both family members who “speak up” and get results and organization leaders who bring attention to critical issues and recommend actions.

 

Presented by Elaine Harris-Fulton, Allegheny County Family Center Network, Kari King, Pennsylvania Partnerships, and Cathy Roccia-Meier, Families First

 

Register Now

 

Certificates
To receive a certificate you must attend the training from beginning to end. If you are participating as part of a group, make sure that full names and email addresses of all attendees are typed in the Chatbox.

 

ADA Accommodations
Participation by all individuals is encouraged. Advance notice of any special needs will help us provide better service. Notify us of your needs no later than five business days before the event by contacting Jennifer Esposito, 717-763-1661, ext. 161.

 

Questions
For any questions, please contact Jennifer Esposito, 717-763-1661, ext. 161.


Jul 20, 2020

Michael Pesare

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Register now for the Family Support live, online learning session hosted by the Center for Schools and Communities with support from the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL).

 

Weaving Together Love and Loss: Supporting Grieving Children and Families
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
10:00 a.m.  to 11:15 a.m.  EDT

 

Presenter: Alexa Livelsberger, LCSW, Outreach and Education Coordinator; Child Grief Specialist Highmark Caring Place

 

We often misunderstand grief in children or mistakenly believe that children do not experience grief at all. Yet, anyone old enough to love is old enough to grieve. Young children experience and respond to grief in unique ways that are not always clear to adults and caregivers. This webinar will help you to better understand grief in children and learn how you can support both children and families experiencing loss.

 

Following the webinar participants will be able to:

 

  1. Describe the unique ways that children experience grief
  2. Recognize common grief responses in children
  3. Identify three ways to support grieving children and families

 

Registration:
There is no cost to participate.

 

Click here to register for the Weaving Together Love and Loss webinar.

 

All registrants will receive an email confirmation regarding the status of their participation and instructions on how to access the meeting room in order to participate in the event.

 

ADA Accommodations: Participation by all individuals is encouraged. A recording of this webinar with closed captioning and a transcript will be available at http://www.pa-pat.org/category/recorded-events/ typically within seven (7) days of the live event. Will you require hearing impaired live captioning services? If so, please respond in the registration form no later than 72 business hours prior to the webinar. If you would like to contact us directly, please email or phone contact Jennifer Esposito at the Center for Schools and Communities at (717) 763-1661, ext. 161 or via email at jesposito@csc.csiu.org.

 

Certificates: If you are participating as part of a group, make sure that the full names and email addresses of all attendees are typed in the Chat box. To receive a certificate you must attend the training from beginning to the end.

 

Family Support at Center for Schools and Communities (PA PAT State Office, Children’s Trust Fund, and Strengthening Families Protective Factors and Leadership Team) will be hosting more live, online sessions designed to address topics of relevance to Family Support program sites. Please mark your calendar with the following dates:

 

September 2020 – TBD

 

If you have any questions about this online presentation, please contact Jennifer Esposito at the Center for Schools and Communities at (717) 763-1661, ext. 161 or via email at jesposito@csc.csiu.org.


May 15, 2020

Michael Pesare

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Register now for the Family Support live, online learning session hosted by the Center for Schools and Communities with support from the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL).

 

Parent Leadership Panel Discussion

 

Wednesday, June 3, 2020
10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.  EDT

 

Presenters:
Inés Vega, Statewide Migrant Education Parent Involvement and Special Projects Coordinator, Center for Schools and Communities
Lauren Lazzari, Parent Educator at Beginnings, Inc.
Marion Wilson, Director of Community Engagement, NET Community Care- CUA 7

 

Description: Parent leadership is an important quality that helps parents and caregivers be healthy, productive and sociable members of society. The panelists will discuss the definition of parent leadership, and how parent leadership varies according to the parent. This webinar features strategies to build successful partnerships with parents and caregivers, and helps parents gain the knowledge and skills to function in meaningful leadership roles in their family and community.

 

Registration:
There is no cost to participate.

 

Click here to register for the Parent Leadership webinar.

 

All registrants will receive an email confirmation regarding the status of their participation and instructions on how to access the meeting room in order to participate in the event.

 

ADA Accommodations:
Participation by all individuals is encouraged. A recording of this webinar with closed captioning and a transcript will be available on the Family Support website within seven (7) days of the live event. Will you require hearing impaired live captioning services? If so, please respond in the registration form no later than 72 business hours prior to the webinar. If you would like to contact us directly, please email or phone contact Jennifer Esposito at the Center for Schools and Communities at (717) 763-1661, ext. 161 or via email at jesposito@csc.csiu.org

 

Certificates: If you are participating as part of a group, make sure that the full names and email addresses of all attendees are typed in the Chat box. To receive a certificate you must attend the training from beginning to the end.

 

Family Support at Center for Schools and Communities (PA PAT State Office, Children’s Trust Fund, and Strengthening Families Protective Factors and Leadership Team) will be hosting more live, online sessions designed to address topics of relevance to Family Support program sites. Please mark your calendar with the following dates:

July 2020 – Canceled
August 2020 – TBD

 

If you have any questions about this online presentation, please contact Jennifer Esposito at the Center for Schools and Communities at (717) 763-1661, ext. 161 or via email at jesposito@csc.csiu.org.


Apr 20, 2020

Michael Pesare

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Register now for the Family Support live, online learning session hosted by the Center for Schools and Communities with support from the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL).

 

Finding Meaning and Navigating a New Normal: Self-Care While Supporting Others

 

Wednesday, May 6, 2020
10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.  EDT

 

Presenter: Stephanie Colvin-Roy, Training and Organizational Development Associate and Lead I Can Problem Solve (ICPS) International Trainer, Center for the Promotion of Social and Emotional Learning (CPSEL) at the Center for Schools and Communities

 

Description: The world has changed. Our current situation is temporary, things will be different on the other side and lead to some permanent changes. David Kessler, author and world-renowned expert on grief, explains that many people are experiencing multiple griefs including anticipatory grief in response to COVID-19. Anticipatory grief is anxiety about our “imagined futures”, uncertainty and fears of the unknown. Participants attending this virtual workshop will identify and practice strategies for understanding and managing stages of grief including Kessler’s 6th stage, finding meaning. Embracing a new normal requires resilience, participants will examine concepts from the psychology of resilience including psychiatrist, Victor Frankle’s tragic optimism and benefit-finding. Characteristics of compassion fatigue and crisis related stress will be identified and participants will examine strategies for establishing and maintaining physical and psychological wellbeing. Participants will discuss effective ways to communicate with others to increase successful client support.

 

Objectives:
Participants will;

  • Identify the stages of grief and practice strategies for managing grief;
  • Define tragic optimism and identify characteristics of resilient individuals;
  • List strategies to promote resilience and activities that provide meaning and purpose;
  • Identify the behavioral, physical, emotional, and psychological signs of crisis stress and strategies for physical and psychological health;
  •  Identify effective communication techniques to increase successful client support.

 

Registration: There is no cost to participate.

 

Click here to register for the Finding Meaning and Navigating a New Normal webinar.

 

All registrants will receive an email confirmation regarding the status of their participation and instructions on how to access the meeting room in order to participate in the event.

 

ADA Accommodations: Participation by all individuals is encouraged. A recording of this webinar with closed captioning and a transcript will be available on the Family Support website within seven (7) days of the live event. Will you require hearing impaired live captioning services? If so, please respond in the registration form no later than 72 business hours prior to the webinar. If you would like to contact us directly, please email or phone contact Jennifer Esposito at the Center for Schools and Communities at (717) 763-1661, ext. 161 or via email at jesposito@csc.csiu.org

 

Certificates: If you are participating as part of a group, make sure that the full names and email addresses of all attendees are typed in the Chat box. To receive a certificate you must attend the training from beginning to the end.

 

Family Support at Center for Schools and Communities (PA PAT State Office, Children’s Trust Fund, and Strengthening Families Protective Factors and Leadership Team) will be hosting more live, online sessions designed to address topics of relevance to Family Support program sites. Please mark your calendar with the following dates:

 

June 3, 2020 – Parent Leadership

 

If you have any questions about this online presentation, please contact Jennifer Esposito at the Center for Schools and Communities at (717) 763-1661, ext. 161 or via email at jesposito@csc.csiu.org.