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Jan 18

Lessons in Creating and Maintaining Prescribed Burn Associations

1:00 pm EST

Presenter

John Weir, Oklahoma State University

Webinar Summary

Are you involved in creating, developing, guiding, or supporting a prescribed burn association (PBA)? Are you interested learning how prescribed burn associations work or how they’re successfully sustained? Led by national PBA expert John Weir (Oklahoma State University) and supported by other PBA leaders, this webinar will discuss a range of common questions faced by PBA organizers and organizations. The webinar will start with a short overview of prescribed burn associations, their existing locations, structure and organization. After that introduction, the webinar will work to address some of the most common questions that can come up in PBA development and maintenance:

  • How big is too big in terms of PBA geographic boundaries?
  • What are the requirements to be a PBA member?
  • What is the structure of the steering committee?
  • How many meetings do you have annually?
  • How much are PBA dues and what do they include?
  • How do you prioritize whose land is burned?
  • How much do you charge for a burn?

The webinar will conclude with an open Q & A with John and other existing PBA members from around the country.

Jan 19

Chronic Illness: Empowering Families in the Journey - Part 1

11:00 am EST

This is a FREE professional development webinar hosted by MFLN Family Transitions, Family Development, Military Caregiving, and Nutrition and Wellness.

The MFLN's Family Development, Family Transitions, Military Caregiving, and Nutrition & Wellness offer this collaborative two-part webinar for military family service professionals on chronic illness. During Part 1 participants will discuss the stressors associated with chronic illness and its impact on health and wellness of individuals and families; explore the ways families influence the health and wellbeing of each other (i.e. family routines, nutrition, dynamics, interpersonal communication, support, etc.); and learn effective strategies for interdisciplinary collaboration among service providers (mental health clinicians, early interventionists, dietitians, family advocates, medical doctors, etc.) when working with families struggling with chronic illness.  Participants will engage in case study discussions to identify and assess the family development, transitions, caregiving, and nutrition/wellness perspectives of chronic illness issues within military families. Strategies, tools, and resources will be shared.

Be sure to join us for Part 2 scheduled on January 26, 2017: https://learn.extension.org/events/2900

Objectives:

Participants will:

1) Discuss the stressors associated with chronic illness and its impact on health and wellness of individuals and families.

2) Explore the ways families influence the health and wellbeing of each other (i.e. family routines, nutrition, dynamics, interpersonal communication, support, etc.).

3) Learn effective strategies for interdisciplinary collaboration among service providers (mental health clinicians, early interventionists, dieticians, family advocates, medical doctors, etc.) when working with families struggling with chronic illness.

Presenter

Tai J. Mendenhall, Ph.D., LMFT  is a Medical Family Therapist and Associate Professor in the Couple and Family Therapy Program at the University of Minnesota (UMN) in the Department of Family Social Science. He is an adjunct professor in the UMN’s Department of Family Medicine & Community Health, an Associate Director of the UMN’s Citizen Professional Center, and the Director of the UMN’s Medical Reserve Corps’ Mental Health Disaster-Response Teams.  He works actively in the conduct of integrated behavioral healthcare and community-based participatory research (CBPR) focused on a variety of public health issues.


CEU and Certificate of Completion

Family Development, Military Caregiving and Nutrition and Wellness provide CE credits/CPEUs.

Family Transitions provides a Certificate of Completion.

After viewing the webinar, scroll down to the bottom of this page where you will find a link under "Evaluation." After completing the evaluation, you will be prompted to fill out the information needed for your CE Credits/Certificate of Completion. A certificate will then be emailed to you.


How to Join

You may connect via the APAN Connect system or YouTube Live. For tech support for either system, email us at milfamln@gmail.com.

  • APAN Connect (direct interaction with presenters and audience)

    • To get the URL for the webinar, register in the grey box at the top-right of this page

    • Go mobile by viewing on the Adobe Connect app (Android & iPhone compatible)

    • If you cannot access APAN Connect, view via YouTube Live

  • YouTube Live (broadcast only, limited interaction)

Visit our How to Join page for full information on viewing options and troubleshooting tips


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Jan 19

Land Grant Informatics eXtension Fellowship Presentation

12:00 pm EST

Over the last 9 months with support from the eXtension Foundation and Cornell University Library, Jeff Piestrak from the Albert R. Mann Library has been investigating how Land Grant institutions and personnel (including Cooperative Extension) might more effectively and collectively link and leverage digital resources and expertise in support of their research, learning and outreach activities, and Land Grant mission. In particular, what social and technical capabilities might contribute to greater learning, innovation and impact across disciplinary, institutional and geographic boundaries in support of healthy local and regional food systems.

Complementing blog posts on the eXtension site (https://extension.org/tag/solving-for-pattern/) Jeff will share insights gained through this research here, including several specific recommendations for implementation. There will be time for Q&A at the end, and the webinar will be recorded and made available (along with the fellowship final report) via the eXtension.org site.
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Presenters

Jeffrey Piestrak

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