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December 5, 2018   Hosted by the Center for Schools and Communities with support from the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL).   Community Assets and Connections   Presenters: Larry Klinger, Allegheny Intermediate Unit; Julie O’Connor, Carson Valley Children’s Aid and Karen Shanoski, Center for Schools and Communities   Description: Many of us […]
November 7, 2018   Hosted by the Center for Schools and Communities with support from the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL)   Engaging Parents: Linguistic and Cultural Strengths as Resources in Language and Literacy Learning   Presenter: Ellen Skilton, Ph.D., Professor, School of Education at Arcadia University   Description: Utilizing a strengths-based […]
October 3, 2018   Hosted by the Center for Schools and Communities with support from the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL)   Presenter: Cherilyn Leet, M.Ed., Assistant Director of Education for Six Seconds   Description: Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify feelings and their significance in order to make optimal decisions. […]
September 5, 2018   Presenter: Kayla EA Kressler, MA Clinician & Educator – Director of Prevention Programs at PA Family Support Alliance   Description: This webinar will focus on families in recovery from substance use disorder through a holistic, strengths and needs based lens. The discussion will focus on direct and indirect challenges these families […]
August 1, 2018   Presenter: Rijelle Kraft, Center for Schools and Communities   Description: The Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework is a strengths-based approach that many organizations integrate into their work with families. One of the major characteristics of the framework is that organizations and professionals create environments where parents and caregivers build protective factors for […]
June 6, 2018   Presenter: Mimi Loughead, Quality Initiatives Specialist at Trying Together   The best predictor of a child’s success in school is a brain that develops in healthy ways, as a result of secure, responsive adult-child relationships. School readiness doesn’t mean just knowing the academic basics. It means a child has a willing […]
May 2, 2018   Presenters: Leigh Carlson-Hernandez – University of Pittsburgh Office of Child Development, Family Support Policy Board Director Elaine Harris-Fulton – Parent from Allegheny County Family Support Network, Advocacy Committee Chair and Community Voices Chair Nicole Hickman – Parent from Allegheny Family Network   This webinar will discuss the key ingredients to recognizing, […]
April 11, 2018   Navigating the Healthcare System – Getting Connected to Health Insurance   Presenter: Kelly Lynch, Community Education/Relations and Volunteer Manager, Maternal and Child Health Consortium of Chester County   Maternal and Child Health Consortium (MCHC) is a private, non-profit organization that serves Chester County, PA including the Pottstown area. We have several […]
March 7, 2018   Parenting Behaviors – Promoting Positive Parenting   Presenter: Tiedra Marshall, Family Support Coordinator at the Center for Schools and Communities   Session Description: The quality of parent-child interactions are influenced by a parent’s knowledge of how their behaviors impact their child’s development. Parents who engage in rich communication and exhibit supportive, responsive, […]
February 7, 2018 Depression and Pregnancy: How to Support Your Clients Presenter: Colette Green, Director of Behavioral Health at Maternity Care Coalition   The webinar will address the various potential causes and manifestations of depression surrounding the perinatal period, and what home-visitors and other case-managers who work with pregnant women and mothers of young children […]
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