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Building Your Toolbox: Impacts of Mental Illness on Family Dynamics

March 1, 2017   Presenter: Shalawn James, Advocacy Program Manager, Mental Health Association in Pennsylvania   Description: Working with families can be a difficult yet highly rewarding experience. Successful outcomes often depend on having a variety of techniques, skills, and resources available in your “toolbox”. When one or more family member

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Supporting Parents: How Early Childhood Experiences Matter

February 1, 2017   Presenter: Marcy Witherspoon, MSW, LSW, Senior Training Specialist, Health Federation of Philadelphia   Description: How do our childhood experiences impact our eventual health, our choices, and even our parenting? During this session, we will examine the role that trauma and toxic stress play in the development

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Let’s Talk: Communication Development in Young Children

December 7, 2016   Presenter: Susan R. Althouse, Early Intervention Technical Assistance Consultant   Description: This presentation will focus on the development of communication skills from birth through the preschool years. We will discuss various aspects of communication, typical development, warning signs of delayed or disordered communication development, and strategies to

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Stress, Parenting, and Your Relationship with Families

October 12, 2016   Presenters: Jennifer Walker, LSW, Therapist and Janine Castle, Ph.D., Psychologist, Moving Beyond Depression Program – Lancaster General Health Penn Medicine   Description: Parenting is stressful for everyone. It can be very challenging to work with families in crisis when you have important information to share. This

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Unpacking Trauma: A Follow-Up to Healthy Brains/Healthy Families

June 22, 2016   Presenter: Michael Brink, Consultant, Early Intervention Technical Assistance, Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network   In this follow-up webinar to Healthy Brains/Healthy Families, we will examine how healthy brain development can be supported by adults.  We will discuss trauma, including traumatic brain injury, and focus on the

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Healthy Brains/ Healthy Families

April 13, 2016   Presenter: Michael Brink and Heidi Wettlaufer, Consultants with Early Intervention Technical Assistance, part of the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network   Session Description: In this brief webinar we will explore the basics of how a young child’s brain develops and the impact of brain development on behavior

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The Effects of Poverty on Parenting

March 23, 2016   Presenter: Sharon Leon, Employment and Education Director at Union-Snyder Community Action Agency   Session Description: For parents struggling to raise a child, poverty adds extensive stress to the family. During this webinar, we will look at how poverty may affect the ability for parents to be

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The Vital Role of Fathers

February 3, 2016   Presenters: Yvonne Andrews, Lead Facilitator, Turning Points for Children;  Jeannette Rice, PAT Supervisor, Children’s Advocacy Center of Lawrence County; Kenneth Strother, Prevention Services Specialist and Facilitator of the Nurturing Fathers Program, Family Resources of PA   Session Description: Fathers are integral to children’s growth and development. Some fathers take an active role in rearing