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WEBINARS on COVID, ACEs, Trauma-Informed Care, Racism, Strengthening Families, Social and emotional development, and Child Maltreatment


Protecting Our Children: COVID-19's Impact on Early Childhood and ACEs on 9/10
10am on September 10

This webinar from the National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation will bring together experts to provide insight on early childhood development, ACEs and COVID-19’s impact on children.

Trauma-Informed Care 101: Basics of Trauma and the TIC Framework on 9/11
11am-noon on Friday, September 11

Current events like the COVID-19 pandemic, public images of police brutality, and an economic downturn have led to an increase in long-lasting physical and emotional stress in people across the world. These traumatic experiences have led to or exacerbated mental illnesses, substance use, and physical health conditions. Trauma-informed care (TIC) has become a widely recognized paradigm for creating safe spaces for individuals who have experienced trauma and reducing the likelihood that accessing services would cause re-traumatization. But what exactly is trauma and the trauma-informed care framework? During this webinar, Relias employees Nellie Galindo, MSW, MSPH, and Melissa Lewis-Stoner, MSW, LCSW-C, will share the basic components of trauma and the trauma-informed care framework. During the webinar, you’ll learn:

  • The basic components of trauma and the key elements of the trauma-informed care framework
  • How COVID-19 has impacted trauma in both people served and your staff
  • How to recognize trauma in your staff and prevent burnout/vicarious trauma
  • How to view your organization through a trauma-informed lens (and examples of what a trauma-informed organization looks like)
  • What to consider before embarking on a TIC journey at your organization


Building Birth and Foster Parent Relationships to Promote Reunification Webinar on 9/15
10am on Tuesday, September 15

Join the Children’s Trust Fund Alliance, Casey Family Programs, and Youth Law Center for a moderated panel discussion with representatives of the Birth and Foster Parent Partnership (BFPP) and Dr. Jerry Milner, Associate Commissioner, Children’s Bureau. BFPP birth and foster/resource parents will discuss two new tools they’ve created to help birth and foster parents build strong relationships and to help systems institute policies and practices to support these relationships. Dr. Milner will discuss the Children’s Bureau's support for birth and foster parent relationships at the policy level.


Systemic Racism, Disparities and Health: The Impact of COVID-19 on Latino Health on 9/23
10am on September 23

This webinar from the National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation will highlight how systemic racism, the challenges of immigration, language barriers and other factors harm the health and well-being of Latinos.


Strengthening Families 101 Webinar on 10/8
Noon-1pm on Thursday, October 8, 2020

In October, the Center for the Study of Social Policy will use their regular monthly webinar time to provide a Strengthening Families introduction for people who are new to the protective factors framework and the Strengthening Families approach. This will serve as a free, pre-conference training for people attending the Together for Families conference October 14-16 but is open and available to anyone who would like an introduction or refresher on what Strengthening Families is all about. Please feel free to forward this invitation to colleagues and partners who are newer to Strengthening Families work. Learn about the four big ideas behind Strengthening Families, the five protective factors that all families need to thrive, and what it means to implement Strengthening Families in a program, agency, community, or state. Register here

Transforming Well-being through Social and Emotional Development on 10/20
12-1:30pm on Tuesday, October 20

As children, families, and caregivers struggle with ever-present adversity from COVID-19, generations of structural racism, acts of police brutality and racial unrest, and economic disparity - investing in the healthy social and emotional development of young children and families is vital. CSSP Senior Fellow Dr. David Willis and many other leaders and innovators in the early childhood field will be part of Transforming Well-being through Social & Emotional Development, a Show+Tell interactive online event from Promise Venture Studio on October 20.


2020 Webinars from Child Maltreatment National Peer Learning Team (Colorado School of Public Health) this fall

The Child Maltreatment National Peer Learning Team aims to help public health departments engage with the topic of child maltreatment prevention by learning about successful strategies, exchanging expertise on how to elevate the priority of this work within the realm of public health, and leveraging necessary resources to advance prevention. Upcoming webinars:

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