NYSPEP'S mission is to promote and improve parenting education, in order to enhance parenting skills, knowledge and behavior.

WEBINAR ARCHIVES (updated 03/02/2021)


NYSPEP's Community Coalitions RFA Orientation Webinar

For more information about applying for our Community Coalitions' Mini Grants, check out our orientation webinar.


NYSPEP’s Workshop “How to Incorporate Storytelling in your Work” (November 18, 2020)

NYSPEP’s November 18, 2020 Workshop “How to Incorporate Storytelling in your Work.” This workshop was facilitated by Meg Akabas, NYSPEP Certified Parenting Educator. The presentation was inspired by the NYSPEP’s recent Training Institute, “Storytelling: A Tool for Resilience”*, which provided a new and deeper understanding of how narrative process and
practice promote resiliency and healing.

In the November 18th workshop, participants discussed and shared ideas about how Parenting Educators can apply storytelling with confidence and success in supporting parents. Participant feedback indicated that the workshop provided a better understanding of the importance storytelling and tools for weaving storytelling into parenting education.

You can watch the full webinar through this link.

Workshop Resources:
 “Parenting From the Inside Out” by Daniel Siegel and Mary Hartzell (book)
 “Narrative Medicine” by Rita Charon (book)
 Story Corps - www.storycorps.org and diy.storycorps.org/our-courses/ (website and free online mini-courses)

NYSPEP Pre-Café Orientation  Click here to view!

Kara Georgi presents an overview of the Community Café Model, a powerful community engagement tool.  Community Cafés are not community presentations, but an opportunity for meaningful dialogue between the café organizers and community members.  Come learn how to create safe space for listening, learning and working together toward common goals.

Grab Your Oxygen First: Tips to Manage Selfcare   Click here to view!

Donna Morrison, Deputy Executive Director of The Guidance Center of Westchester Early Childhood Department, will present a lunch hour conversation on the importance of taking care of yourself as a basic step in being an effective parent, and parenting educator.

This webinar is co-sponsored by New York State Parenting Education Partnership and New York Zero-to-Three Network. 

NYSPEP Parenting Educator Credential: What Is It? Who Should Get It? . . .and Why?   Click here to view!

Missed our webinar on the NYSPEP Parenting Educator Credential and the steps necessary to get started on the credential for yourself? Click the link above for a recording of the webinar. The application deadline is January 31st.


Webinar Archives

Adverse Childhood Experiences: Overview and Implications - This recorded webinar reviews key ACE research findings, starting with the original ACE Study, and highlights the health and social consequences of accumulated adversity and trauma. The recorded webinar is free -- just follow the link and register to begin (runtime: 90 minutes). Note: PowerPoint slides begin at the 8-minute mark.


ACE Response: Introduction to the Restorative Integral Support (RIS) Model - Reviews ACE research findings and introduces the Restorative Integral Support (RIS) model as an apt framework for responding to ACEs with key elements of ACE-informed care. This recorded webinar is free; just follow the link and register to begin (runtime: 90 minutes).


ACE Response: RIS Model Application for Community Capacity Building - Gives a review of ACE research and highlights how the RIS model can help facilitate community capacity building for ACE Response through the power of social networks and peer supports. This recorded webinar is free; just follow the link and register to begin (runtime: 90 minutes)


20160713 Supporting Parents: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) and Responding to the Caregiver
Heather Larkin, Ph.D., Associate Professor at the University at Albany's School of Social Welfare and Project Director of the HEARTS Initiative. Reviews ACE research and applies the RIS Model for ACE Response specifically to supporting parents / primary caregivers and breaking inter-generational cycles. 90 minutes.

20131217 A Pregnant Woman Never Drinks Alone - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Margo Singer, NYS FASD Coordinator at OASAS. FASD is 100% preventable. There is no safe amount of alcohol that may be consumed during pregnancy; many pregnancies are unplanned - regardless of marital status, age, education, race, income, etc. Learn to identify Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and how to help children or families with children who may have FAS. 90 minutes.

20131202 Normal Child Development - Birth to Age Three
Meg Akabas, NYSPEP-CPE and Author of 52 Weeks of Parenting Wisdom. Discover the benchmarks of normal child development presented in stages from birth to age three. This information can help to alleviate parents' concerns, as well as signify when early intervention may be needed to ensure the best possible outcomes. 108 minutes.

20130131 Understanding Social Emotional Development
Jennie Knox, MSEd. Learn about normative development and what one needs to know to promote positive development. This webinar explores Erikson's Psychosocial Stages of Development, Marcia's Level of Identity, and Gottman's Emotional Coaching. 75 minutes.

20130110 Parenting Styles: What Has Style Got To Do With It?
Judy Nordstrom, Founder of T.E.P.E. Training Institute. Learn about the emotional climate of parenting that defines four Parenting Styles, response and demand interactions, and the impact of each of four Parenting Styles on children and how they develop various forms of attachment. 114 minutes.


20110613 Dads Take Your Child to School (DTYCTS) Informational Webinar
Gregory G. Owens, Rodney Pride, Ann-Marie Yeates, Mike Bobbitt, and Kenneth Braswell. This webinar is designed to introduce new schools to the event, and to welcome back those who have participated in past years. As many can attest, this event can be as large or small as each institution wishes. 59 minutes.

201105## Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACEs)
Dr. Heather Larkin, University at Albany School of Social Welfare. Learn how the ACEs research reveals a compelling relationship between the extent of childhood trauma and serious later-in-life health and social problems. 42 minutes.