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.
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Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 10 am to 11:30 am
Mind Matters (MM) curriculum is designed to address the life-long effects of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). To achieve this goal, it combines ACEs science with the most current research-based recovery skills and makes this information available to all. MM provides people the opportunity to notice and interrupt destructive thought patterns and harmful behaviors. By learning personal self-managed skills of restoration, people are given a way to take charge of their emotions and improve their states of mind, addressing their physical, relational, and mental health needs. As participants learn the skills and strategies in MM, they can begin to say, “I am not a victim of what happened to me,” and are empowered to take charge: healing their brains, promoting their health, and setting goals for their future.
Participants will learn five key strategies that can be used in psycho-educational programs:
- self-soothing and emotional regulation (cultivating a mindfulness practice)
- developing an observing self (managing stress, dealing with intrusive thoughts)
- relationship skills (developing empathy, building and using a support system, asking for help)
- compassion for the hijacked brain
- self-care skills (physical activity, yoga, rhythm, focus attention, tapping, sleep intentionality (goal setting, developing a new self-statement)
Training is for family support professionals who work directly with diverse parenting populations, such as: parenting coaches/educators, home visitors, family advocates, and early childhood educators.
About the Guest Speaker: Carolyn Rich Curtis, Ph.D. is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She is author of “Mind Matters: Overcoming Adversity and Building Resilience”, a psychoeducational program to overcome trauma. She founded and was the former Executive Director of the Relationship Skills Center. In her clinical practice of thirty-five years, she specialized in working with couples, alcohol and drug abuse, and trauma. She was an Adjunct faculty member in the Psychology Department of California State University, Sacramento and American River College. Dr. Curtis is a trainer of facilitators in several major relationship education programs: Bringing Baby Home, Mastering the Mysteries of Love, Relationship Enhancement, and PAIRS. She is a Certified Imago Therapist and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. She presented papers at major national and international conferences including speaking at the White House. She is a recipient of the Presidential Point of Light Award.
Strategies 2.0 Webinar Library
Click the titles below to view recordings of previous Strategies 2.0 webinars.
When we practice self-care, we are able to better serve those around us. Our guest speaker, Schuyler Bright, teaches self-care techniques for you and your clients in your offices, homes, or classrooms. Support greater self-awareness and increase family well-being by creating space for more attunement and empathy. [Recorded July 2018]
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 9/2017]
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. [2/2018]
Part 3: Better understand self-care and ways to create a better fit between children and parent’s unique temperaments, so parents can be responsive to the needs of their children. [2/2018]
Part 4: 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. [3/2018]
Part 5: Focus on matching parent’s expectations with their child’s developmental needs and abilities and co-parenting more effectively, whether living together or apart. [4/2018]
Part 6: Discover what drives parent’s reactions, and focus on strategies that bring greater calm to these challenging moments. Find opportunities in difficult situations and focus on the quality of the parent-child relationship. [4/2018]
This webinar includes 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. Presented by Lori Chelius from Origins Training & Consulting and Regan Overholt, in partnership with Lead4Tomorrow/Family Hui and ACEs Connection Network.
[Recorded 2/2018] Intended audience: childcare providers, preschools, early learning centers…anyone who works with children.
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 1/2018] Intended Audience: case managers, line workers, supervisors, meeting facilitators, caregivers, and other providers who work with at-risk children, youth, and their families.
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 12/2017]
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 11/2017]
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 5/2017]
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 5/2017]
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 4/2017]
Get an insider’s perspective on how to improve outcomes for children and families experiencing the crisis of poverty. [Recorded 3/2017]
Childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions. This presentation discusses interdisciplinary strategies to combat pediatric obesity, including healthy feeding and movement-based play. [Recorded 2/2017]