Author: Sherri Smith

Building Your Toolbox: Impacts of Mental Illness on Family Dynamics

March 1, 2017 Presenter: Shalawn James, Advocacy Program Manager, Mental Health Association in Pennsylvania Description: Working with families can be a difficult yet highly rewarding experience. Successful outcomes often depend on having a variety of techniques, skills, and resources available in

Supporting Parents: How Early Childhood Experiences Matter

February 1, 2017 Presenter: Marcy Witherspoon, MSW, LSW, Senior Training Specialist, Health Federation of Philadelphia Description: How do our childhood experiences impact our eventual health, our choices, and even our parenting? During this session, we will examine the role that

Let’s Talk: Communication Development in Young Children

December 7, 2016 Presenter: Susan R. Althouse, Early Intervention Technical Assistance Consultant Description: This presentation will focus on the development of communication skills from birth through the preschool years. We will discuss various aspects of communication, typical development, warning signs of

Little Brains – Big Future: The Impact of Traumatic Brain Injury in Young Children

November 9, 2016 Presenter: Ashley Graves, M.Ed., Project Development Specialist, Center for Schools and Communities Session Description: In this session, participants will learn about the mechanism of injury, signs and symptoms, and the impact of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) on

Stress, Parenting, and Your Relationship with Families

October 12, 2016 Presenters: Jennifer Walker, LSW, Therapist and Janine Castle, Ph.D., Psychologist, Moving Beyond Depression Program – Lancaster General Health Penn Medicine Description: Parenting is stressful for everyone. It can be very challenging to work with families in crisis

Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect: Helping Parents and Providers Understand Temperament

July 27, 2016 Presenter: Carmen Gatti, Director of Business Development, Montgomery Early Learning Centers Understanding a child’s temperament give caregivers and parents important information about how the child experiences the world. Understanding our own temperament gives us important information about how

Life Skills Progression™ Course

July 19, 2016   Presented by Allyson Fulton, Parents as Teachers Certified Instructor, Pennsylvania PAT State Leader Office.   This course will provide valuable information for parent educators, supervisors and administrators with PAT community-based service providers. The Life Skills Progression™

Unpacking Trauma: A Follow-Up to Healthy Brains/Healthy Families

June 22, 2016   Presenter: Michael Brink, Consultant, Early Intervention Technical Assistance, Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network   In this follow-up webinar to Healthy Brains/Healthy Families, we will examine how healthy brain development can be supported by adults.  We will

Healthy Brains/ Healthy Families

April 13, 2016   Presenter: Michael Brink and Heidi Wettlaufer, Consultants with Early Intervention Technical Assistance, part of the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network   Session Description: In this brief webinar we will explore the basics of how a young child’s

The Effects of Poverty on Parenting

March 23, 2016   Presenter: Sharon Leon, Employment and Education Director at Union-Snyder Community Action Agency   Session Description: For parents struggling to raise a child, poverty adds extensive stress to the family. During this webinar, we will look at