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Mar 22

Polishing our Protective Shields: Exploring Ways to Protect Youth from Violence

11:00 am EDT

About this Webinar

This 90-minute webinar will focus on three different types of violence impacting youth including bullying, relationship violence in teens, and school shootings. The facilitator will offer information on trauma-informed approaches to polishing the protective shields of parents and youth in the face of danger and violence, using strategies such as identifying problematic situations, utilizing effective communication skills and emotional regulation, and engaging social support networks. Factors that increase the risk of negative consequences of stress and those that promote recovery and resilience will also be explored.

Presenter Information

Lauren Marlotte, PsyD, is the Assistant Director of Training for the Division of Population Behavioral Health and Nathanson Family Resilience Center at the University of California Los Angeles.  She is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the UCLA Department of Psychology.  She is a licensed clinical psychologist who received her doctorate from the University of La Verne, where she studied clinical and community psychology. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, where she specialized in working with adolescents and their families. Her work specializes in prevention, stress, trauma, and resilience.

CEU and Certificate of Completion Information

We will be providing 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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Mar 22

Programming for Clientele with Developmental Disabilities

1:00 pm EDT

Providing opportunities for Extension educators and volunteers to learn how to effectively engage individuals with developmental disabilities in their programming is essential to our diversity and inclusion mandate. Programming for Clientele with Developmental Disabilities Professional Development Series, a research and practice-informed training program launched by Rutgers Cooperative Extension, equips educators with a better understanding of developmental disabilities; the characteristics and needs associated with different learning styles; how to identify, prevent and manage problematic behaviors; and instructional techniques and program modifications and accommodations that promote successful learning for clientele with developmental disabilities in an inclusive setting. Join Michelle F. Brill, FCHS Educator and Jeannette Rea Keywood, State 4-H Agent for this informative webinar.


Michelle Brill, Jeannette Rea-Keywood

Mar 23

Understanding Ag Research Tool Package for Extension Educators- 2017 NC ANR Academy

1:00 pm EDT

Agriculture research is a vital part of an ever-changing industry. As extension professionals, we often present or provide applied research data to audiences who have not been trained in statistics or research interpretation. In an effort to improve basic research interpretation among agriculture producers, a team of extension professionals involved in the 2017 North Central Agriculture and Natural Resources Academy created fact sheets, short video clips, slide show presentations, a resource page, and a post presentation survey that focus on "Understanding Ag Research " using four main topics:
  • Replication and Randomization
  • Setting up On-Farm Trials
  • Understanding the LSD
  • Identifying Quality Research
This tool package includes four fact sheets for producer distribution and video clips (to serve as online resources for farmers or educators). Additionally, long and short PowerPoint slideshows that can be used either prior to presenting research information to an audience, or presented as a stand-alone topic are included. A resource page is also provided that lists additional resources regarding research interpretation and related topics. A follow-up participant survey for the use of anyone presenting any portion of this resource package is included.

This webinar will provide a brief preview of each educational piece and an explanation of its intended purpose and accessibility platform. This project was created as a part of the 2017 North Central ANR Cropping Systems Academy.

***Please consider taking our short pre-survey if you have interest in accessing our materials. This will help us understand the demographic of interest in our resources. https://goo.gl/forms/xAoLnKdUqAr2TWQs1 Thank You!

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Speaker Information:
John Thomas, UNL

John Thomas has been a crops Extension Educator in the Panhandle of Nebraska for the past 6 years. Prior to this work he worked as an Ag research extension technician for 19 years working in crops entomology and dry bean breeding at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff, NE. He got his bachelor’s degree from Colorado State in Forestry and Range Mgt. and his master’s degree in entomology from the University of Nebraska Lincoln. A lot of John’s focus now is on dry edible beans and harvesting systems.

Lizabeth Stahl, U of MN

Liz Stahl has been an Extension Educator in Crops with University of Minnesota Extension since 2004. Prior to this she worked for over 10 years as a Research Agronomist in the seed industry, a Crop Production Specialist at a local farmer’s cooperative and with a non-profit in third crop efforts. She has a B.S. in Agricultural Education with a minor in Agricultural Economics and an M.S. in Agronomy/Weed Science from the University of MN.  

Josh Coltrain, KSU

Josh Coltrain grew up on a vegetable truck farm and purebred hog operation in rural Neodesha, KS. After graduating from Kansas State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agronomy, Josh received his Masters of Science in the Kansas State Wheat Breeding Program. Following a tenure as an Agronomy Instructor at Cloud County Community College, Josh began his K-State Research & Extension career in late 2012 as an Ag and Natural Resources Agent, Crops and Soils in the Wildcat Extension District in southeast Kansas.

Sara Berg, SDSU

Sara Berg has been an SDSU Extension Agronomy Field Specialist at the since August of 2016. She focuses on general agronomy, cover crops, and forages. Previously, she worked as a Soil Fertility Research Assistant at South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD. In addition to her work at SDSU, she farms row crops with her sister near Baltic, SD. She has a B.S. in Agriculture Education and an M.S. in Plant Science, both from SDSU.



Sara Berg, Josh Coltrain, Lizabeth Stahl, John Thomas

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