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Happy Mother’s Day from “The Educator”

Happy Mother’s Day from “The Educator”


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Autism Safety Training

fast-logoOn Saturday, April 11, 2015, the Family Autism Support Team (FAST) with support from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and former VSU Police Chief Scott Doner, sponsored an Autism Safety Training for First Responders. The presentation was provided by Dennis Debauddt, a nationally known autism expert and law enforcement trainer. Regional agencies including the Valdosta City Police and Valdosta City Fire Department sent personnel to be trained. One professional drove from north of Atlanta as he had a duel interest in the training. He is both a first responder AND the parent of a child with autism.

Following the training, FAST sponsored a FAMILY FUN DAY at a local park. Sensory friendly activities were provided including bubbles, silent bowling, shave cream play, coloring and play dough. Parents were able to sit and talk and share while VSU students from Communication Sciences and Disorders and Communications, provided childcare and support.

For more information about FAST, contact the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

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MFLN Family Development Webinar Event

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The Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) Family Development Concentration Area invites you to join our webinar learn event. Our webinar topics provide mental health and family advocacy professionals with resources and information supporting work with military families. Our focus connects largely to early intervention, family strengthening, family violence prevention and treatment. More information can be found on our home page: http://blogs.extension.org/militaryfamilies/family-development/

There are various continuing education opportunities for live and archived webinars. Types of CEU’s offered: National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and Georgia Marriage and Family Therapy. For more information, click here.

 Upcoming Webinar!

 Date: April 23, 2015
Time: 11:00 am EST

Topic: Wellness Strategies, Burnout Prevention, & Mindfulness-Part 2
Webinar Location: https://learn.extension.org/events/1879#.VId8jL7yPKA

This 2 hour webinar will explore not only current research findings linked to wellness and mindfulness but also how mental health clinicians and those in helping professional roles can utilize this information to implement preventative and restorative practices in their work and personal lives. The presentation will also include practical examples that individuals can provide to families dealing with stress, anxiety and other difficulties that can provide barriers to wellness.

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Ask the LiveText Administrator – Faculty

Ask the LiveText Administrator – For Faculty

April 7, 2015, 11:00 am – 12 noon

EC 2144

Learn How to:

Design rubrics and rubrics improvement
Reports to PDF Feature
C-1 Assessment Report Cascading Filters
LT1.1 Certification (single sign-on access to LiveText from Blazeview)
Dropbox Integration
Internalization of language/language settings
e-Portfolio document enhancement
Dashboard announcements enhancements
Field experience module (FEM)

For Questions, please contact:

Elizabeth Omiteru Ed.D
Center for Program Assessment, Analytics and Evaluation (CPAAE)
Phone 229.253.2864
Email: eoomiteru@valdosta.edu
Follow me on Twitter @Ask DrOmiteru (#VSULiveText)


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