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.

Trauma-Informed Mindfulness, Movement, and Self-Care for Families & Providers

Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

As family strengthening professionals, it is easy to dismiss the secondary trauma we face working with families and communities. However, when we practice good self-care, we are able to better serve those around us. Strategies 2.0 is hosting a 90-minute webinar will that introduce you to the power and effectiveness of the mindfulness, movement, and self-care for you and your clients. Participants will learn techniques that can be practiced by providers in an office, home, or classroom setting. The techniques can be shared with parents to support greater self-awareness and increase family well-being by creating space for more attunement and empathy.

By the end of the webinar, participants will have:
• Greater self-awareness, energy, and tools for resilience building, and thus
• A greater ability to attune and empathize with those they love by reframing self-care as a parent would that has to put on their own mask before putting on their child’s, instead of as seeing self-care as selfish
• Inspiration to make small changes in their daily routines that result in more parenting ease and a stronger parent-child connection

The training is appropriate for family support professionals who work directly with diverse parenting populations, as well as those working directly with students, such as parenting coaches/educators, family advocates, early childhood educators, and therapists. Half of the webinar will be spent on the benefits of practicing these techniques for individuals and families, and the other half on practicing techniques, including two mindfulness techniques, two mindful movement postures, and two self- care ideas that would likely fall outside of traditional recommendations like brushing teeth, but that lead to more energy and focus.

Strategies 2.0 Webinar Library

Click the titles below to view recordings of previous Strategies 2.0 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 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]

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 2/2018] 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 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.

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 12/2017]

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 11/2017]

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 5/2017]

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 5/2017]

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 4/2017]

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 3/2017]

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 2/2017]