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Aug 15

Impact Collaborative Summit

1:00 pm EDT

The purpose of this webinar is to provide information about the upcoming Impact Collaborative Summit in Indianapolis, October 16-18, 2018. We will answer any questions you have regarding the Summit, outcomes, agenda, or registration.

The Impact Collaborative, powered by eXtension, seeks to be a strong resource for institutions, project teams and their community partners, and Extension professionals nationwide to help solve problems, measure behavior change, and accelerate innovative ideas towards implementation for local impact. The Impact Collaborative also aims to be a key partner for the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP) as it addresses critical issues nationally.

Find out more at https://www.extension.org/summit/.



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Aug 16

Grow! Empowering Parents to THRIVE

11:00 am EDT

About this Webinar

In partnership with the Department of Defense’s Office of Military Community and Family Policy, Penn State University's Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness is implementing a new initiative to empower parents as they nurture their children across developmental stages. The THRIVE Initiative includes age-specific programs designed to guide parents in learning and using parenting and health promotion strategies for raising healthy children. This 90-minute webinar will focus on the Grow program which is designed for parents of children 5 to 10 years old. The most developed program within the initiative, Grow is offered in an in-person, group-based format with five sessions. Join us as we learn how Grow helps parents to learn positive parenting techniques, stress management strategies, and health promotion skills that can be used to help children be happy and healthy.

Presenter Information

Jennifer DiNallo, PhD, is the Director of Research at the Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at Penn State. She has been a part of the Clearinghouse team since 2010. Over this time, Jen has had the opportunity to lead on the development, implementation, and evaluation of several programs and projects focused on serving military families, including the THRIVE parenting initiative, and the Resource Center for Obesity Prevention. Jen’s research interests include the impact of health promotion behaviors on obesity outcomes, with a focus on parent-focused health promotion interventions.

CEU and Certificate of Completion Information

We anticipate being able to provide 1.5 CEUs through the University of Texas at Austin’s School of Social Work. These educational hours may be submitted by professionals to meet continuing education requirements for renewal of Social Work, Professional Counselor, and Marriage and Family Therapist licenses. The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work is an approved CEU provider in all but the following 11 states: Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, and Oklahoma. However, participants are encouraged to check with their states’ latest licensing rules to confirm reciprocity and CEU rules.

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Aug 16

Tree Stewards: Case Study of Two Virginia Urban Tree Volunteer Programs

1:00 pm EDT

Virginia has developed two, successful urban tree citizen volunteer programs, called Tree Stewards. The Virginia Extension Master Gardener (MG) Tree Steward program offers advanced training to MG volunteers, including education on health, assessment, selection and care of urban trees and forests. Extension Agents work closely with volunteers to facilitate community education and other activities, such as tree mapping. A second Tree Steward program operates under the non-profit Virginia Trees. Similarly, volunteers provide community education and work directly with local jurisdictions to assist with tree planting and street tree pruning. During this webinar, participants will learn how Extension Agents can work with volunteers to increase and maintain urban tree canopy using the successful Tree Steward programs as an example. On-line resources available for both MG and Trees Virginia Tree Stewards will be shared.

Speakers: John Freeborn - Assistant Extension Master Gardener Coordinator, Virginia Tech, & Nora Palmatier - Trees Virginia Tree Steward Board Member

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This webinar is part of the series, Understanding Urban and Community Forests: An Extension Webinar Series. To view all webinars in the series, click here https://sref.info/news/articles/2018-urban-community-forestry-webinar-series-for-extension-agents.
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