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WSU Parenting Education Webinar Series

 

Principles of High Quality Online Parenting Education:
Lessons from Parenthetical

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September 23, 2013
Anne Clarkson, MPH • Rebecca Mather, MS • Stephen Small, PhD

Wisconsin Family Living Extension specialists, Steve Small, Rebecca Mather and Anne Clarkson, share lessons learned from 3 years of development, implementation, and evaluation of an online parenting education platform for parents of 10-16 year olds.  This site combines characteristics of a parenting website, blog and social network to support best practices in parenting.  Benefit from their findings with tips to improve and support your online outreach.

 

Mindful Parenting Update for Parenting and Family Educators:
A Webinar

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Research and Resources (pdf)Mindful Parenting Webinar Follow-Up
February 12, 2013
Dr. Pilar Placone and Jennifer Crawford

“Mindful Parenting: The practice of purposeful awareness to everyday parenting situations with a quality of openness, curiosity and non-judgment to cultivate and deepen the parent-child connection.”

This session provides an overview of mindful parenting and introduces a model of “mindful parenting” as a framework whereby parents intentionally bring moment to moment awareness to the parent–child relationship.

The webinar aims to…

  1. Share the breadth and depth of current research documenting the effectiveness of mindfulness and its influence in mindful parenting;
  2. Demonstrate how mindful parenting is both practical and accessible to a variety of parents, adults, and educators; and
  3. Provide resources and next steps for those wishing to pursue this practice

 

Pilar M. Placone, Ph.D. is a licensed marriage and family therapist whose twenty years of clinical practice is dedicated to bringing individuals, couples and parents a renewed sense of hope and fulfillment.  Dr. Placone is author of “Mindful Parent Happy Child: A Guide to Raising Joyful and Resilient Children” (2011) and is the founder and Director of the Mindful Parent Happy Child (MPHC) program.  MPHC provides a holistic and comprehensive set of behavioral tools for parents, teachers, childcare providers and therapists.  Her approach draws upon a number of different healing modalities, including classical and modern psychology, interpersonal neurobiology, and meditative practices.  She lives happily with her husband and two dogs in San Diego, California.

Jenn Crawford, Extension Educator with Washington State University, manages parent and family education programs in Chelan and Douglas counties.  One program called Fit Fathers, Successful Families, Inside and Out (FFSFIO), combines yoga and mindfulness into parent education for fathers in the criminal justice system and parents in treatment for drugs and/or alcohol.  Jenn received her MPA from Monterey Institute of International Studies, and her BA in Anthropology from Whitman College.  She is also mother of two daughters ages five and eight.

 

Inclusive Acculturation: From Assimilation to Multiculturalism

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December 3, 2012
Dr. Marcelo Diversi
Associate Professor, Dept. of Human Development
WSU Vancouver

This webinar examined acculturation from the intersection of nature and nurture. We covered recent research from cognitive and evolutionary sciences relevant to identity formation, our universal tribal tendencies, and cultural clash. Dr. Diversi presented well-established research on acculturation processes from cross-cultural psychology that examines diversity within cultural groups and 4 different acculturation styles that tend to emerge from the early phases of migration. He then applied the proposed acculturation model to scenarios introduced by participants and/or himself.

 

Early Bilingual Experience and its Relationship to Language and Cognitive Development

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April 10, 2012
Dr. Gina Lebedeva, PhD, SLP
Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences (I-LABS)
Director, Translation, Outreach & Education (TOE)
University of Washington

We know that the best time to learn a second language in life is to start as a baby, but what about the brain makes that happen? New studies are uncovering details on how experiences early in life literally shape babies’ brain and language development, and relate to other cognitive capacities. While there are marked differences between monolingual and bilingual patterns of learning, there are also fundamental similarities, observable from infancy. Whether learning one language or three, research findings can be applied to support all children's learning starting from their first relationships, and the quality of their interactions with adults, in the first years of life. This discussion will highlight current best evidence on early bilingual language development, key findings from early childhood bilingual brain research, and connections between executive function and bilingualism in young children.

 

Everyday Interactions Are the Foundation for Early Learning:
Key Behaviors for Supporting Communication in Children 0-3

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October 21, 2011
Dr. Gina Lebedeva, PhD, SLP
Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences (I-LABS)
Director, Translation, Outreach & Education (TOE)
University of Washington

There is a heightened awareness of the role of language as a driving force of intellectual development in young children. Being aware and staying mindful of the key components of how to best support early language during everyday contexts can be challenging for both professionals and family members. This discussion will focus on how basic behavioral and brain research can inform how we observe not only children, but also our own interactions with children. We will practice “translating” key findings into practice, by building on examples drawn from your experiences from classrooms to living rooms. Discover ways to further reflect on, enhance and refine what you are already doing, using current best evidence from research. Part 1 focuses key findings from research that describe foundation of language acquisition. Building on that, Part 2 emphasizes interpretation of those findings into everyday strategies.

 

 

 

 
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