Strategies 2.0 webinars present and explore best practices for family strengthening organizations as a way to orient new staff to family strengthening and to deepen the understanding of seasoned staff, board members, advisory councils, and funders.

Our subject matter experts present on a variety of disciplines and themes of interest to the child abuse prevention field. Webinar subjects are selected based on their capacity to enhance personal, professional, and organizational development, and their alignment with the learning priorities identified by OCAP and the field.

To participate in this interactive series, all you need to do is register, have access to a telephone, the internet, and 90 minutes to learn from experienced presenters and colleagues.

Upcoming Webinars

Webinars are provided free of charge, but require registration in advance.

2018 WEBINAR SERIES: Conversations to Help Navigate Parenting

During this webinar series, family strengthening professionals are introduced to the power and purpose of parent coaching. Over the course of the series, participants will grow their parenting knowledge and facilitation skills to be better prepared to lead ten valuable parenting conversations. The series is based on current research and best practices in the field of child development and parent education. Participants are encouraged to create a parent coaching guide, to support their family strengthening work, using Are We There Yet? Conversations to Help Navigate Parenting. The exercises will be provided during each webinar, or you may purchase the complete guide.

The previous webinars in this series are available in Strategies 2.0’s Webinar Library below.

Intended Audience: family support professionals who work directly with diverse parenting populations, including parenting coaches/educators, family advocates, early childhood educators, and therapists

WEBINAR 4 – Friday, March 9, 10-11:30 am: Learn how to find a balanced parenting approach, somewhere between pushing too hard and expecting too little, so parents turn discipline situations into learning opportunities that support life-skills.

WEBINAR 5 – Friday, April 6, 10-11:30 am: Focus on matching parent’s expectations with their child’s developmental needs and abilities and co-parenting more effectively, whether living together or apart.

WEBINAR 6 – Friday, April 20, 10-11:30 am: Gain awareness of what drives parent’s own reactions, and focus on strategies that bring greater calm to these challenging moments. Find opportunities in difficult situations and focus on what is most important, the quality of the parent-child relationship.

Presenter: P. Michele Gordon Johnson, Parent Educator & Parent Coach

Michele has taught Early Childhood & Family Studies courses at the college-level for more than 22 years. Prior to teaching the adult learner, Michele was an infant-toddler and preschool teacher. Additionally, Michele is an experienced Parent Educator, certified in a variety of parenting programs. For over a decade Michele has led parenting groups and provided individual parent coaching, more recently using the parenting journal/coaching guide that she authored: Are We There Yet? Conversations to Help Navigate Parenting (2017).

Webinar Library

Click the titles below to view recordings of our previous webinars.

Webinar Series: Conversations to Help Navigate Parenting

Find out about the current research on, and best practices for, parent coaching. Learn parent coaching strategies that can be woven into everyday conversations with parents to foster greater self-awareness, to increase family well-being, and share new ways to think about parenting challenges. Intended Audience: family support professionals who work directly with diverse parenting populations, including parenting coaches/educators, family advocates, early childhood educators, and therapists

Part 1: The Introduction [Recorded September 2017]

Part 2: Focus on understanding how a parent’s childhood can show up in their parenting in helpful and unhelpful ways. Learn how to align what parents do with what they want for their children. [Recorded February 2018]

Part 3: Better understand self-care and look at ways to create a better fit between a child’s unique temperament and their parent’s temperament, so they can be responsive to the needs of their children. [Recorded February 2018]

Creating Trauma-Informed Early Childhood Learning Environments (101)

Lead4Tomorrow/Family Hui and ACEs Connection Network offer evidenced-based approaches that reduce the harmful effects of exclusionary discipline practices (including racial, ethnic, gender, and high ACE score disparities) while building consistency and community in early childhood learning environments. [Recorded February 2018] Intended audience: childcare providers, preschools, early learning centers…anyone who works with children

Trauma-Informed Care: Caring for the Provider

Dr. Holly Magaña focuses on the scope and impact of secondary trauma and compassion fatigue faced by providers who work with at-risk families. She addresses individual and organizational strategies to identify and address secondary trauma, with the goal of making the work more enjoyable and effective. [Recorded January 2018] Intended Audience: case managers, line workers, supervisors, meeting facilitators, caregivers, and other providers who work with at-risk children, youth, and their families.

Developing Emerging Leaders

Discover how to identify “emerging leaders”, hear about a leadership framework that supports the integration of individuals’ personal, interpersonal, and professional skills, and receive activities and resources for integrating leadership development into every day work. [Recorded December 2017]

Implementing a Strengths-Based Approach to Practice

Review the benefits, policies, and practice methods that draw upon the strengths of families. Strategies how to engage a family as a partner in developing and implementing a service plan. [Recorded November 2017]

Community Schools: What are they? And where do family resource centers fit?

Review the basic principles behind the community schools approach and dig into the important role that family resource centers play as a lead partner in that work. [Recorded May 2017]

Recovery and Reunification: The Family’s Process of Healing and Hope

This webinar discusses the impact of alcohol and drug abuse on family life, describes the early recovery process, and why this is a critical transition period. It highlights successful, evidence based programs/curriculum, and more. [Recorded May 2017]

Childhood Adversity & Resiliency

Learn how to describe childhood adversity using the new Childhood Adversity and Resilience data topic on Kidsdata.org. Also focus on how to frame your message most effectively and how to engage and mobilize your community. [Recorded April 2017]

Poverty Realities–Strategies for Fostering Inclusion in Your Work

Get an insider’s perspective on how to improve outcomes for children and families experiencing the crisis of poverty. [Recorded March 2017]

Reducing Childhood Obesity through Family Engagement

Childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions. This presentation discusses interdisciplinary strategies to combat pediatric obesity, including healthy feeding and movement-based play. [Recorded February 2017]