1-2-3 Play with Me! A Follow Up Vlog from Kristie Pretti-Frontczak

On March 9th, the MFLN Family Development Early Intervention team held their first webinar of 2017 with this year’s speaker, Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak. In it, she provided a context for seeing the power of play and how it is necessary for success in school and in life.  If you haven’t seen it, you definitely want to go back and take a look here.

Today, our team wanted to share this follow -up piece that Dr. Pretti-Frontczak recorded on her concept of “The Zigzag.”  Take a look and hear in detail what she means when she talks about zigzagging with the children in your work. You can get even more great ideas from Dr. Pretti-Frontczak from her website Pre K Teach and Play.

The video is closed captioned.  If you’d prefer a written transcript you can find it here.

This post was edited by Robyn DiPietro-Wells a member of the MFLN FD Early Intervention team, which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, onTwitter, and YouTube.

FD Webinar| ABCs of LGBT: Learning Language and Inclusive Practices in Work with LGBT Families

By: Bari Sobelson, MS, LMFT

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Date: April 13, 2017
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm ET
Location: https://learn.extension.org/events/3008

The Family Development team has invited Dr. Jenifer McGuire from the University of Minnesota to share her research and discovery in work with LGBT families. This webinar is part 1 of a 2-part series that will provide an in-

depth look at ways in which providers can offer informed and inclusive practices to their clients. This particular webinar will focus on language, terms, and background pertaining to the LGBT community and their families. Part 2 of this series will be on April 20, 2017 at 11:00am ET. We hope that you will join us for both!

We will be offering  1  FREE CEU for Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists (in the state of Georgia) for each of the webinars in this series. For more information on future programming in the 2017 Family Development webinar series, please visit our professional development website or connect with us via social media for announcements. (Facebook & Twitter)

This post was written by Bari Sobelson, MS, LMFT, the Social Media and Programming Coordination Specialist for the MFLN Family Development Team.