The webinar provides information about the new McKinney-Vento requirements for counselors and liaisons related to supporting the career and college readiness of secondary students experiencing homelessness. Dr. Havlik will discuss the challenges that these students face becoming career and college ready and provide specific strategies to enhance their career and college counseling preparation. Dr. Havlik’s report, College and Career Counseling for Students Experiencing Homelessness: Promising Practices for Secondary School Counselors, was recently published by the National Center for Homeless Education.
The webinar addresses various potential causes and manifestations of depression surrounding the perinatal period, and what home-visitors and other case-managers who work with pregnant women and mothers of young children can do to support them through this challenging time.
Serving young parents requires a commitment to supporting delay of another pregnancy. Parenting one baby while attending school can be challenging – two could make academic growth truly difficult. One of ELECT’s stated goals is delaying more childbearing. How does an educator offer education on contraception while empowering young parents to make healthy choices benefiting themselves and their little ones? This webinar offers medically accurate facts to assist ELECT personnel teach contraception with respect, honoring each young parent’s personal values while creating an atmosphere of open communication.
The quality of parent-child interactions is influenced by a parent’s knowledge of how their behaviors impact their child’s development. Parents who engage in rich communication and exhibit supportive, responsive, nurturing, guiding, behaviors with their children, positively impact their child’s development across all domains. Through this conversation, family support professionals will explore ways to promote positive parenting behaviors. Professionals will identify practical ways to transform their understanding of the development centered parenting approach and put it into practice.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, addiction is a chronic, often relapsing brain disease that causes compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences to the addicted individual and to those around him or her. View this webinar to learn about the continuum of addiction and discuss prevention strategies and treatment options best suited to pregnant and parenting teens. No amount of alcohol is safe during pregnancy. Participants will identify symptoms of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Not all children with FASD are alike, the symptoms vary from mild to severe and early identification is the first step to an improved prognosis. Presenters also explore the distinction between helping behavior and enabling behavior in order to assist pregnant and parenting teens who may be struggling with substance use or abuse.