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Family Engagement Courses for Early Childhood Educators

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Pregnancy 101: Community Collaborations
Presented by Delia Vicente, MA
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Course: #32193Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Learn about collaboration of care across various disciplines to assist pregnant mothers. Collaboration of care across disciplines in healthcare, mental health, and community resources will be discussed, as well as elements for effective collaboration and common barriers.

Teaching, Caring, and Advocating for Children and Families Living in Poverty
Presented by Kenya Wolff, PhD
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Course: #32185Level: Introductory1 Hour
Examine multiple realities faced by families living in poverty, including the impact on a child’s health, wellness, and brain development. Learn some of the myths surrounding poverty and concrete ways to support and advocate for children and families who are struggling economically.

Pregnancy 101: Mental Health During Pregnancy
Presented by Delia Vicente, MA, Patty Velasco, MA, LMFT
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Course: #32177Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course provides a general overview of mental health during pregnancy. Learn warning signs of depression and what professionals can do to help.

Pregnancy 101: Fetal Development and Birth
Presented by Tina Pennington, MNSc, RNC-NIC
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Course: #32172Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course is designed for non-medical learners to improve their baseline knowledge of fetal development and the birth process. Developmental milestones by trimester, basic terms of pregnancy and birth, the importance of prenatal care, and common birth defects are discussed.

Pregnancy 101: An Introduction to Common Complications
Presented by Tina Pennington, MNSc, RNC-NIC
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Course: #32169Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course is designed for non-medical learners to improve their baseline knowledge of common complications of pregnancy. Learn common diseases of pregnancy as well as behaviors of expectant women that can negatively impact the infant.

The Image of the Family: How to Coach and Partner with Parents
Presented by Debbi Sluys
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Course: #31915Level: Introductory1 Hour
The Image of the Family will equip educators to feel confident in their role and be further prepared to deepen their relationships with families.

Perspective-Taking: Understanding Challenges, Fears and Joys of Parents of Children with Special Needs
Presented by Christy Jones-Hudson, MA, IMH-E®
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Course: #31908Level: Introductory1 Hour
Teachers juggle many processes and relationships to balance high-quality programming. Connecting with others begins with the initiative to learn more about serving and working with diverse populations including parents of children with special needs.

Trauma-Responsive Family Engagement in Early Childhood
Presented by Julie Nicholson, PhD
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Course: #31901Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Learn about the neurobiology of stress and trauma and how it applies to family engagement practices in early childhood. Learn strategies for working effectively with all parents/family members, especially adults who are exposed to and impacted by toxic stress and trauma.

Home Visiting Essentials, in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association
Presented by Stacy Brown, BA
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Course: #31853Level: Introductory6 Hours
Learn about home visiting as an important component of the early childhood education system, building relationships with families, parent-child interaction, and promoting the development of the child and family, in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association's Training West.

Health, Safety, and Nutrition during Home Visiting, in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association
Presented by Stacy Brown, BA
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Course: #35064Level: Introductory1 Hour
Explore ways in which home visitors utilize health, safety, and nutrition topics to promote healthy development for children and families during home visits and socialization experiences, in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association's Training West.