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Teaching Empathy: It’s Part of Daily Life

January 10,  2018   Presenter: Susan P. Zeiders, EITA Project Manager, Early Intervention Technical Assistance/ Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network   Description: Teaching children to notice and care about other people starts with helping them recognize and manage their own emotions. This webinar will provide specific strategies, starting with

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Supporting Families Through Addiction

December 6, 2017   Presenters: Kelly Ann Hicks, M.ED., Parent Educator and Shannon L. Hays, MA, LPC, NCC, CAADC Center of Excellence Program Manager   Description: This webinar will focus on how to support families affected by opioid addiction, specifically regarding techniques to work with parents who struggle with opioid

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PAT Early Learning Standards Crosswalk

October 24, 2017   We invite you to attend this webinar to learn more about the PA Early Learning Standards and the PAT Alignment. An overview of the Early Learning Standards and the PAT alignment will be presented with descriptions of ways that PAT affiliates are using the Standards. We

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Community PASSPORTs – A Way to Make Connections

November 1, 2017   Presenter: Brenda Gaffey, Program Coordinator   Description: During this webinar, participants will learn how The Guidance Center’s PAT program expanded on several activity pages to create an extended learning adventure that encouraged families to visit various locations in their community. This webinar will highlight how staff

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Let’s Talk! Engaging Parents with Be Strong Parent Cafes

October 4, 2017   Presenters: A Panel Presentation Facilitated by Tiedra Marshall and Rijelle Kraft   Session Description: Be Strong Parent Cafes provide parents with the opportunity to learn about and build the five protective factors identified in the Strengthening Families Framework through meaningful, small-group conversations. Join this webinar to

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Building Relationships with Families

September 6, 2017 Presenters: Shana Orlic, Parent & Community Educator, Family Services of Western Pennsylvania Shauna Staranko, Parent & Community Educator, Family Services of Western Pennsylvania   Session Description: This webinar will address the challenges to connecting with families. We will discuss strategies for relationship building and overcoming participant resistance.

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Co-Parenting: What it is and How to Make it Work

August 9, 2017   Presenter: Lori Auten, Child Focused Parenting Team Leader & Jennifer Banks, Child Focused Parenting Team Presenter at Columbia County Family Center   Session Description: Does your program serve families who are co-parenting? Join us on August 9th to hear from Columbia County Family Center staff regarding

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Engaging Immigrant Families as Educational Partners: Who, What, and How

June 7, 2017   Presenter: Young-chan Han, Family Involvement/Title 1 Specialist, Maryland State Department of Education   Description: The participants in this session will gain insight into the stages on immigrant parent involvement: cultural survivor, cultural learner, cultural connector, and cultural leader.  The stages will help identify challenges to family

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Support for Grandfamilies and Relative Caregivers: A Mosaic of Intervention Strategies

May 3, 2017   Presenter: Matthew Kaplan, Ph.D., Professor Intergenerational Programs and Aging Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology and Education Penn State University   Description: The term “grandfamilies” refers to families with relative caregivers raising children. These families often face a host of emotional, legal, financial, and daily living challenges. This

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Grow Your Program with Group Connections

April 5, 2017   Presenter: Martha Faust, Program Director, Beginnings Inc.   Description: Daunted by the lack of interest in Group Connections? So were we; until we began to approach this Essential Requirement as a valuable resource. We amped up our Group Connections and changed attendance from 0-5 families to 10-15