WEBINARS

Recordings of webinar presentations and accompanying materials.

Neurodiversity and Virtual Learning: Understanding Tourette Syndrome and Co-Occurring Conditions

Presented live on November 18, 2020 by Wendy Wegman from Tourette Association of America. This 6th webinar in Formed Families Forward’s Facing Fall series covered prevalence and characteristics of Tourette Syndrome and other tic disorders. She shared information about co-occurring disorders including ADHD, OCD and other mental health conditions.  Ms. Wegman also covered strategies for accommodating special needs during virtual learning.

  • Webinar, Neurodiversity and Virtual Learning: Understanding Tourette Syndrome and Co-Occurring Conditions

    Webinar recording

  • PDF, Neurodiversity and Virtual Learning: Understanding Tourette Syndrome and Co-Occurring Conditions

    Session handout

  • PDF, Neurodiversity and Virtual Learning: Understanding Tourette Syndrome and Co-Occurring Conditions

    Webinar presentation slides


Tech Tips and Tricks: Helping Your Child with Virtual Learning

Part of our Facing Fall 2020 webinar series, this session features digital native and GMU intern Clare Yordy reviewing a number of Google tools, learning platforms and assistive technology strategies to help families support their children learning in virtual or hybrid environments.

  • Webinar, Tech Tips and Tricks: Helping Your Child with Virtual Learning

    Webinar recording

  • PDF, Tech Tips and Tricks: Helping Your Child with Virtual Learning

    Presentation slides

  • PDF, Tech Tips and Tricks: Helping Your Child with Virtual Learning

    Tech Tips and Tricks Resource page


Fostering Your Family’s Resilience during COVID, Parent/Caregiver Session at Falling Into Place family event

This session was presented by Kim Francis, LPC, as part of our virtual Falling Into Place: Celebrating Family Resilience family fun event on October 17, 2020.

  • Webinar, Fostering Your Family’s Resilience during COVID, Parent/Caregiver Session at Falling Into Place family event

    Presentation Recording

  • PDF, Fostering Your Family’s Resilience during COVID, Parent/Caregiver Session at Falling Into Place family event

    Presentation Slides

  • PDF, Fostering Your Family’s Resilience during COVID, Parent/Caregiver Session at Falling Into Place family event

    Handout


Formula for Success: Self Management and Self Care, Parent/Caregiver Session at Falling Into Place family event

Recorded as part of our Falling Into Place: Celebrating Family Resilience virtual family event on October 17, this session was presented by Karen Berlin of the GMU Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC).

  • Webinar, Formula for Success: Self Management and Self Care, Parent/Caregiver Session at Falling Into Place family event

    Recording of Presentation

  • PDF, Formula for Success: Self Management and Self Care, Parent/Caregiver Session at Falling Into Place family event

    Slides from presentation

  • PDF, Formula for Success: Self Management and Self Care, Parent/Caregiver Session at Falling Into Place family event

    Session Handout


Special Education during a very Special Fall: What Families Should Know about IDEA during the COVID Pandemic

This webinar with Maria Blaeuer, Esq. of Advocates for Justice in Education, Inc. in Washington, DC was broadcast live on October 21, 2020. This webinar is part of our Facing Fall: FFF Answers Your Questions webinar series.

 

  • Webinar, Special Education during a very Special Fall: What Families Should Know about IDEA during the COVID Pandemic

    Webinar presentation recording

  • PDF, Special Education during a very Special Fall: What Families Should Know about IDEA during the COVID Pandemic

    Presentation slides

  • PDF, Special Education during a very Special Fall: What Families Should Know about IDEA during the COVID Pandemic

    Handout, Virginia guidance with highlights


Are You Forgetting to Care for Yourself? A webinar workshop on managing parental stress

Broadcast live on October 6, 2020, this “Facing Fall” webinar from Formed Families Forward features Tia Marsili.

Due to a technical glitch, the video of Tia demonstrating the techniques was not included in the recording. Our apologies.

 

  • Webinar, Are You Forgetting to Care for Yourself? A webinar workshop on managing parental stress

    Webinar recording

  • PDF, Are You Forgetting to Care for Yourself? A webinar workshop on managing parental stress

    Presentation slides


Effective Home/School Communication, Virtually! webinar

Broadcast on September 23, 2020, this FFF webinar features director Kelly Henderson and public school educator Jennifer West discussing how families can best communicate with school personnel during virtual learning.

  • Webinar, Effective Home/School Communication, Virtually! webinar

    Webinar recording

  • PDF, Effective Home/School Communication, Virtually! webinar

    Webinar presentation slides

  • Worksheet, Effective Home/School Communication, Virtually! webinar

    All About Me info sheet template

  • Worksheet, Effective Home/School Communication, Virtually! webinar

    All About Me info sheet sample


Safe Virtual Learning: Screens and Special Needs webinar

Originally broadcast on September 9, 2020, this session offers participants an overview of risks to children from internet predators, as well as steps families can take to ensure cybersafety for all children, including those with special needs.

 

  • Video, Safe Virtual Learning: Screens and Special Needs webinar

    Recording of Safe Virtual Learning webinar

  • PDF, Safe Virtual Learning: Screens and Special Needs webinar

    Handout 5 Sexting

  • PDF, Safe Virtual Learning: Screens and Special Needs webinar

    Handout 4 Special Needs

  • PDF, Safe Virtual Learning: Screens and Special Needs webinar

    Handout 3 Tween Tips and Netsmartz

  • PDF, Safe Virtual Learning: Screens and Special Needs webinar

    Handout 2 Internet safety

  • PDF, Safe Virtual Learning: Screens and Special Needs webinar

    Handout 1 safe virtual learning


Learning at Home in a Trauma Sensitive Environment webinar and discussion

Broadcast on August 19, 2020, this brief webinar and discussion by FFF’s Beth Spivack, MSW covers trauma basics and offers strategies for supporting parents/caregivers and children in understanding stress responses and how to approach fall’s virtual learning using a trauma sensitive approach.

  • PPT, Learning at Home in a Trauma Sensitive Environment webinar and discussion

    Presentation slides

  • Webinar, Learning at Home in a Trauma Sensitive Environment webinar and discussion

    Recording of Webinar


Our Shared Space –A Home and Virtual Classroom webinar and discussion

Recorded on August 12, 2020, a brief webinar with Lisa Geraci Rigoni, of The Organizing Mentors, about how to structure your home space for mutual working and learning needs this fall!

  • PPT, Our Shared Space –A Home and Virtual Classroom webinar and discussion

    Presentation Slides

  • Webinar, Our Shared Space –A Home and Virtual Classroom webinar and discussion

    Recording of Our Shared Space webinar


Supporting Positive Behaviors during Learning at Home webinar/discussion

Recorded on August 5, 2020, this brief webinar covers some positive behavior support basics as we think about returning to virtual learning in fall. Presented by Kelly Henderson, Executive Director, FFF.

  • PPT, Supporting Positive Behaviors during Learning at Home webinar/discussion

    Slides presented

  • Webinar, Supporting Positive Behaviors during Learning at Home webinar/discussion

    Webinar recording


A Conversation between Families & Educators: Strengthening Strategies for a Socially Distant Summer! webinar

Recorded 6 17 20, featuring Jennifer West and FFF’s Kelly Henderson. Handouts include slides, a list of social emotional learning strategies, lists of virtual support groups and summer camps/programs, and a handout from the Attachment and Trauma Network.

  • Website, A Conversation between Families & Educators: Strengthening Strategies for a Socially Distant Summer! webinar

    Recording of Conversation webinar

  • PDF, A Conversation between Families & Educators: Strengthening Strategies for a Socially Distant Summer! webinar

    Social Emotional Learning strategies from Jennifer West

  • Document, A Conversation between Families & Educators: Strengthening Strategies for a Socially Distant Summer! webinar

    Summer 2020 Camps and Programs- virtual and in person

  • Document, A Conversation between Families & Educators: Strengthening Strategies for a Socially Distant Summer! webinar

    Attachment and Trauma Network Social Distancing Infographic


Planning the High School Transition to Post-Secondary Education webinar recording

A 35 minute discussion about transitioning from high school to college and post-high school settings, with expert guest Annie Tulkin and hosted by FFF.

  • Webinar, Planning the High School Transition to Post-Secondary Education webinar recording


Getting Ready to Help Your Child Learn at Home video (Less Than 5)

This Less Than 5 Minute (or at least close to 5 minutes!) lesson features some suggestions for parents and caregivers taking on teaching tasks at home during the COVID crisis.

  • Video, Getting Ready to Help Your Child Learn at Home video (Less Than 5)

    Video Less Than 5 lesson on Getting Ready to Help Your Child Learn at Home


Hints for Helping Your Child Learn at Home (Less than 5 lesson)

This FFF Less Than 5 (or close to it!) Minute lesson is for parents and caregivers helping their children learn at home during the COVID-19 crisis.

  • Video, Hints for Helping Your Child Learn at Home (Less than 5 lesson)

    Video Less Than 5 lesson on Hints for Helping Your Child Learn at Home


Pandemic Parenting: Brain Science, Help and Hope

This webinar from Formed Families Forward was broadcast live on May 18, 2020. Find the full recording, and 5 accompanying handouts here.

  • Webinar, Pandemic Parenting: Brain Science, Help and Hope

    Recording of Pandemic Parenting webinar

  • Document, Pandemic Parenting: Brain Science, Help and Hope

    Pandemic Parenting webinar slides

  • Document, Pandemic Parenting: Brain Science, Help and Hope

    NCTSN Fact sheet: Supporting Children during COVID

  • Document, Pandemic Parenting: Brain Science, Help and Hope

    Self Care Assessment

  • Document, Pandemic Parenting: Brain Science, Help and Hope

    FFF Trauma Videos flyer

  • Document, Pandemic Parenting: Brain Science, Help and Hope

    FFF Trauma Videos fact sheets


Educators and Families Partner: Setting the Stage for Learning at Home webinar

Originally broadcast on April 13, 2020. FFF staff talk with professional public school educator Jennifer West about how to support children and youth in learning at home. Tune into this 20 minute session to hear some practical tips from both family and educator perspectives.

  • Webinar, Educators and Families Partner: Setting the Stage for Learning at Home webinar


Discovering Financial Resources to Support Children and Youth with Special Needs in Foster, Adoptive, and Kinship Families

This FFF webinar, recorded in winter and spring 2020 features four segments covering different options and programs that offer financial supports to some foster, adoptive and kinship families raising children and youth with disabilities. Watch all or forward through to the sections that cover topics of most relevance for your family. THANK YOU to Julie Bowman of Fairfax Co DFS, Sarah Pennington, of ABLEnow, and Sheri Abrams, Attorney at Law, for sharing their expertise.

Segment 1- Adoption Subsidy Agreements

Segment 2- ABLEnow special needs savings accounts

Segment 3- Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

Segment 4- Special Needs Trusts

  • Webinar, Discovering Financial Resources to Support Children and Youth with Special Needs in Foster, Adoptive, and Kinship Families

    Discovering Financial Resources webinar


FASD from a Trauma Lens webinar

Broadcast on February 11, 2020, this webinar features Barb Clark from NACAC.

  • Webinar, FASD from a Trauma Lens webinar

    Webinar recording

  • PPT, FASD from a Trauma Lens webinar

    Slides from 2 11 20 webinar


Evidence-based Interventions for Children with FASD webinar

Originally recorded January 16, 2020, presented by Dr. Molly Millians of Emory University.

  • Webinar, Evidence-based Interventions for Children with FASD webinar

    Webinar recording

  • PPT, Evidence-based Interventions for Children with FASD webinar

    Slides for 1 16 20 webinar