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Creating Equity During Family Visits

Wed March 23rd: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT


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About This Webinar:

The first session in the four-part Going Virtual series engages participants in reflective thinking around how their own beliefs and experiences shape their expectations for interactions with families and behaviors in virtual settings. Discussion includes strategies to work with families in ways that build caregivers’ capacities while honoring family identity and culture.

*Note: Attendance at all sessions is not necessary. Feel free to attend as many as you are able. Live sessions are recorded and archived for later viewing.


Dana Childress, Ph.D. is an Early Intervention Professional Development Consultant with the Partnership for People with Disabilities at Virginia Commonwealth University. She has worked in the field of early intervention (EI) for more than 26 years as an educator, service coordinator, supervisor, trainer, author, and consultant. She currently works on Virginia’s EI professional development team developing resources and conducting web-based and in-person training.

Megan Schumaker-Murphy, Ed.D. is an assistant professor at Salem State University with experience as an early childhood special education teacher, early intervention provider, and teacher coach. Dr. Schumaker-Murphy’s research is focused on how early childhood educators can engage in equitable practices.

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

This FD Early Intervention webinar series:

  • Offers CE credits through the Early Intervention Training Program (EITP) at the University of Illinois.
  • The following states have agreed to recognize the EI CE credits we offer: Texas

The Early Intervention team is actively seeking CE credits.  Please check back frequently for updates.

For questions about CE opportunities not addressed in the information above, email the Early Intervention team at MFLNFDEarlyIntervention@gmail.com

Going Virtual | Series

This four-part webinar series discusses equitable, culturally sustaining early intervention (EI) and early childhood (EC) care and education strategies and their application in a virtual, or telehealth, environment.  These webinars address family coaching practices, aspects of the transition process in various contexts, and common challenges often experienced by families and practitioners in the virtual setting. Webinars occur live, but are recorded and available for later viewing. Attend/View as many as you are able.

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