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Supporting Families During the Early Childhood Years: An Overview of the Take Root and Sprout Parenting Programs

Tue October 29, 2019: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT


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About This Webinar:

Take Root is the first program in the THRIVE Initiative for parents from pregnancy through the first three years of their child’s life. This universal parenting program helps parents build upon their existing skills and provides applicable real-life tips and techniques for a variety of situations. The presenters highlight the Take Root online program and its focus on building a parent’s capacity to reflect on the thoughts, feelings, and intentions of themselves and their children.

Sprout is the second program in the THRIVE Initiative and addresses the unique context of parenting children between the ages of 3 and 5 years old. Another universal parenting program, Sprout uses online learning modules to focus on everyday moments from the perspective of both parents and children. The presenters highlight the ways in which Sprout can equip parents with strategies that promote positive interactions, enhance communication, and build strong relationships with their children.

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Terri Rudy, MPA

Terri Rudy is a Research and Evaluation Associate at the Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness, and the Project Manager for the Resource Center for Improving Family Health Behaviors. Terri has a Master’s in Public Administration and a BA in Psychology from Penn State. Terri has been a part of the Clearinghouse since 2012 and currently manages the outreach and communication efforts for several applied social science research projects. Terri has been involved in the development and implementation of programs and projects focused on promoting health among military families, including the programs that fall within the THRIVE Initiative.

Ryan Chesnut, Ph.D.

Ryan Chesnut is an Assistant Research Professor at the Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at Penn State. He earned his Ph.D. in Family Communication from Penn State in 2014. His primary research interests include parent-child interactions, family well-being, and program evaluation. At the Clearinghouse, Dr. Chesnut works on the THRIVE Initiative, which is a suite of strengths-based, developmentally appropriate parenting programs designed to foster parenting competency, family functioning, and child well-being. Dr. Chesnut has been involved in the development, dissemination, and evaluation of the THRIVE programs.

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Continuing Education Credits for this event are no longer available for Social Work, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Case Managers, or Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Educators.  

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9 Replies to “Supporting Families During the Early Childhood Years: An Overview of the Take Root and Sprout Parenting Programs”

  1. I have attended this webinar but was unable to finish the post test because the session expired. Pl help me in letting me finish the post test so that I can get my completion certificate for SCIES credits

  2. I have not been able to take the post test. How do I access it again. It says your session has expired

  3. Good afternoon Debbie,

    You have been signed up and are now RSVP’d for this webinar. You should receive an email shortly with additional webinar information and a link to the event. Please refer to that email for details and the location link for attendance on the day of the webinar.

    Please let us know if we can provide any additional assistance!

  4. Hello Carla,

    You can register for this webinar under the RSVP box located under the Details section along the top right-hand side of this event page. To RSVP for this webinar, click the black RSVP button and enter your name and email. You will then receive an email with more information and the link to the event.

    Please let us know if we can assist with anything else. We look forward to you joining us for this webinar!

  5. How do I register for Take Root? I am a Service Coordinator with Illinois Early Intervention.

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