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Virtual Trainings Sponsored by Strong Families AZ

Wielding Your Inner Strengths: Building Your personal Resilience
August 3, 2020. 10:00-11:00am
Presented by Claire Louge, M.Ed. | Self-care during these times of uncertainty and stress is more important than ever. This workshop will provide an overview of the three learning and two personality styles. Participants will identify their own styles, reflect on how they can integrate this knowledge into their own self-care practices and, consider the use of learning and personality styles as they support the parents they serve.—Register Here

Stress, Trauma, and the Trauma-Informed Approach
August 5, 2020. 11:00-12:00pm
Presented by Claire Louge, M.Ed. | How does stress negatively impact your life? This workshop will delve into the body’s natural response to stress, and use this as a lens for understanding the impact of trauma on human thinking and behavior. Participants will learn simple stress-reduction techniques they can use anywhere, and learn how to apply the trauma-informed approach to their work with people. Register Here

Connection Before Correction: Why Attachment Matters
August 13, 2020. 10:00-11:15 am
Presented by Meghan Hays Davis, MAS, IMH-E® | Parenting is hard. Parenting children with trauma histories is a whole different ballgame. This webinar will discuss how care providers can assess past attachment patterns that lead to negative behaviors, reinterpret those behaviors and provide relationship-based guidance and parenting tools to try at home.—Register Here

Working with Families in a Strength-Based Way
August 17 11:00-12:00pm
Presented by Claire Louge, M.Ed. | Let’s focus on what’s strong rather than what’s wrong. Participants will learn an overview of the Strengthening FamiliesTM Protective Factors Framework, an approach to working with families in a way that builds their strengths as a solution to their challenges. We’ll discuss what it means to work with families in a strength-based way, and come up with ideas for how we can build protective factors through our work.—Register Here

Strengthening Parental Resilience
August 26, 2020. 11:00-12:00pm
Presented by Claire Louge, M.Ed. | Life can be stressful, and parenting can be challenging. This session will focus on the importance of building Parental Resilience, one of the five Strengthening FamiliesTM Protective Factors. Participants will learn to define and recognize signs of parental resilience, identify actions they can take to help parents build their resilience, and provide examples of program efforts that value and support parents.—Register Here

Strengthening Family Social Connections
September 3, 2020. 11:00am-12:00pm
Presented by Claire Louge, M.Ed. | Life can be stressful, and parenting can be challenging. This session will focus on the importance of building Parental Resilience, one of the five Strengthening FamiliesTM Protective Factors. Participants will learn to define and recognize signs of parental resilience, identify actions they can take to help parents build their resilience, and provide examples of program efforts that value and support parents.—Register Here


Virtual Service Delivery Webinar Series
Brazelton Touchpoints Center
Webinar 1: Wednesday, July 22, 2 PM ET / 11 AM PT
Engaging Families Using a Strengths-Based Approach in the Virtual World
Webinar 2: Wednesday, August 5, 2 PM ET / 11 AM PT
Partnering with Families Virtually.
Webinar 3: Wednesday, August 19, 2 PM ET / 11 AM PT
Providing Staff Support and Supervision Virtually
Webinar 4: Wednesday, September 2, 2 PM ET / 11 AM PT
Developmental Screenings on Your Screen
Webinar 5: Wednesday, September 16, 2 PM ET / 11 AM PT
Challenging Conversations with Families Virtually
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Trauma-Informed Care: Addressing Stigma and Bias
Tuesday, August 4th, 2:00pm ET
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Annie Lewis-O’Connor PhD
Participants in this webinar will be able to:
· Understand the roles of stigma bias, and trauma-informed care on inequalities in health care.
· Understand how the application of trauma-informed care principles can impact the delivery of health care services.

Confidentiality in the Time of COVID-19
Southwest Indigenous Women’s Coalition
August 6, 2020 1:30pm MST
Providing advocacy and services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence during the COVID- 19 pandemic has caused all of us to rely heavily on technology to deliver assistance, unlike the face-to-face services we have long been accustomed to providing. Using the telephone, texting, email, video services (like Zoom) or even cloud-based services makes it difficult to ensure that we can always guarantee the privacy and confidentiality of our communications with survivors. This webinar will provide a refresher on confidentiality protocols and protections when providing victim services—and will demonstrate how those life-saving principles can be adapted to service provision via technology. Presenter: Rob (Roberta) Valente, Consultant Battered Women’s Justice Project and the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.  Register

Health Equity in the Age of Covid: Lessons from the Pandemic
Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Vermont Oxford Network
Racism is the root cause of health disparities and the reason that minorities and the poor are disproportionately suffering the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this interactive webinar dedicated to the memory of George Floyd we will explore how COVID-19 is affecting the care of minority women and their infants and discuss steps that perinatal and newborn care teams can take to achieve health equity for the mothers, infants, and families we serve by using VON Potentially Better Practices for Follow Through.
In preparation to attend, please review VON Potentially Better Practices for Follow Through.

Addressing Prenatal Risk: The Mother Infant Support Team
August 7, 2020 4:00 pm ET
Newborn Behavior International- First Friday Webinar Series
Joy Osofsky is a clinical and developmental psychologist recognized for her leadership in infant mental health and outstanding contributions to the health and welfare of children and families. She has published widely and authored/edited seven books on trauma in the lives of children. She is past president of the World Association for Infant Mental Health and Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families. She played a leadership role in the Gulf Region following Hurricane Katrina and was Co-Principal Investigator for the Mental and Behavioral Capacity Project following the Gulf Oil Spill. She currently serves as Co-Principal Investigator for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network Center, Terrorism and Disaster Coalition for Child and Family Resilience.

Supporting Families Affected by Domestic Violence
HRSA-funded ZERO TO THREE National Resource Center for Infant Toddler Court Teams
Aug 12, 2020 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)
This webinar will provide a foundation for understanding and responding to families affected by domestic violence in the context of the Infant-Toddler Court Team Program. During the session, participants will examine how domestic violence may impact attachment relationships, safety, parenting capacities, and the caregiving environment. The presenter will explore common dilemmas that arise in supporting families affected by domestic violence and how teams can be more effective in getting better outcomes.
Session Objectives:
• Increase knowledge about domestic violence and awareness of our own responses to domestic violence.
• Gain perspective on how to support families to increase safety and wellbeing for children and their primary caregivers experiencing domestic violence, and to achieve better outcomes for families.

Infant Massage and Perinatal Mental Health
Maternal Mental Health Now
August 13, 2020 12:00pm
If you want to know more about the benefits of infant massage, the current evidence-based research, and how you can incorporate TouchTime® infant massage into your own work, join Dr. Elaine Fogel Schneider for this webinar.   Register

Trauma-Informed Care: Understanding the Impact of Trauma on Children Birth to Five
Southwest Human Development
This class is free and offered monthly on the second Saturday of each month from 9am-12pm through 2020.
Additional evening trainings include:  May 21st, July 16th, September 17th, and November 19th (Thursdays, 6pm to 9pm)
To register visit
Questions? Email Molly Strothkamp at or contact #602-218-8673.

First Things First Virtual Early Childhood Summit
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
The day-long virtual conference will offer seven breakout sessions and the following featured speakers:
Rachel Wagner– Morning Session-national speaker and author of FLIP IT! Transforming Challenging Behavior. She will share her expertise on how early educators can navigate our current challenging, stressful and even traumatic times.
David Dickinson– Afternoon Session- David Dickinson is the Margaret Cowan Chair of Education at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College, where he studies young children’s language and early literacy development. He’ll share his latest research on building vocabulary among young children.
Look for more details about the free, virtual FTF Early Childhood Summit, including how to register, in the coming weeks at

Ninth Annual SFAZ Statewide and Tribal Home Visiting Conference: Unlocking Potential
September 15-17, 2020
Via Zoom Conference link

26th Statewide Child Abuse Prevention Conference
Connection: The Power of Relationships
December 15-16, 2020
Hyatt Regency, Phoenix, AZ
Registration Opens September 1