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Family Development Online Courses

Online Courses For Professionals

Are you a professional who is looking for online training on parent education, resource management, or health and nutrition? The following listing summarizes the options available through the Extension Center for Family Development. Most are free or low cost. Upon completion, you will receive a certificate of completion.

Parent Education

Parents Forever™ Introductory Webinar

Who:
Professional interested in learning more about Parents Forever™, a program to help families who are experiencing a family transition like divorce, separation, or custody changes
What:
Get an overview of the program, 2014 curriculum revisions, and more.
When:
Monthly basis or more; 1 hour
Cost:
Free
Format:
Recorded webinar

Games Divorcing Parents Play Webinar

Who:
Parent or caregiver experiencing a family transition like divorce, separation, or custody change; or any professional who work with families experiencing this type of transition
What:
Learn to identify and address some of the "games" divorcing parents play that can negatively affect their children.
When:
On demand; 30 minutes
Cost:
Free
Format:
Recorded webinar

Growing Up Resilient Webinar

Who:
Professional who works with families experiencing a family transition like divorce, separation, or custody change
What:
Gain an understanding about what resiliency is and how to build resiliency in children.
When:
On demand; 1 hour
Cost:
Free
Format:
Recorded webinar

Parenting with a Good Heart Online Courses

Who:
Any parent or caregiver concerned about giving "too much" to their children and families; or any professional who works with families
What:
Learn how overindulgence affects all types of families and get practical, easy parenting tools to use right away.
When:
On demand;; two 1 hour courses
Cost:
Free
Format:
Online course with videos and quiz

Parenting in the Age of Overindulgence Online Course

Who:
Any parent or caregiver concerned about giving "too much" to their children and families; or any professional who works with families
What:
Gain an understanding of what overindulgence is, and tools to identify and address overindulgence.
When:
On demand; 1 hour
Cost:
Free
Format:
Online course with videos and quiz

Families with Teens: Research Updates for Professionals

Who:
Professional who works with teens and their families
What:
Explore current research on specific topics in the field of normative adolescent development and what it means for the two-way parent-adolescent relationship.
When:
Offered set times during the year; length of course varies depending on topic
Cost:
Varies
Format:
Online classroom

Resource Management

Financial Educator Certificate Program

Who:
Community-based professional who is teaching others about personal financial management
What:
Get knowledge and skills to work with people to manage financial resources, build financial assets, and improve financial health and well-being.
When:
Synchronous course runs September through April; each of the 10 modules takes about 5-6 hours to complete with a new module offered every 2-3 weeks
Cost:
$250
Format:
Online course with videos, activities, case studies, quizzes, downloadable resources and more

Health and Food

Systems Approaches for Healthy Communities Program

Who:
Organizations looking to promote policy, systems and environmental changes (PSE)
What:
Promote the integration of policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) interventions with educational strategies with this professional development program.
When:
On demand; up to 10 hours
Cost:
$4,000 for up to 200 people within 1 organization. Do you have a smaller team? Contact us to discuss how we can customize this program to your budget and needs.
Format:
Online course with activities, quizzes, and more

Nutrition Building Blocks for Great Trays® Online Course

Who:
School foodservice professionals nationwide
What:
Explore ten different content areas key to school foodservice professionals. Meets the 10-hour basic nutrition requirement for SNA Level I certification.
When:
On demand; 10 hours
Cost:
$95
Format:
Online classroom

Nutrition Building Blocks for Great Trays® — Minnesota School Foodservice Professionals

Who:
Minnesota school foodservice professional
What:
Learn about content areas key to school foodservice professionals. This is a mix-and-match version of the Nutrition Building Blocks for Great Trays® Online Course, specifically for Minnesota school foodservice professionals.
When:
On demand; up to 10 hours
Cost:
Free to Minnesota school foodservice professionals; non-Minnesota professionals should take the regular Nutrition Building Blocks for Great Trays® Online Course
Format:
Online course with activities, quizzes, and more

Related Resources

Is My Computer Ready to Take the Course? — If you are taking an online course, prepare your computer for registering and/or taking a course in six steps.

Families with Teens Professional Resources — Resources to help school personnel, counselors, social workers, faith-based staff, parent educators, public health staff, and others work with teens and their families.

Educational Videos — Find research and practice-based content on trauma-sensitive practices, children’s mental health, and community partnerships.

Case Studies — These online, interactive tools encourage practitioners, instructors, graduate students, and community partners to collaborate together and explore how to respond effectively to children’s mental health needs.

Online Courses for Families — Take advantage of free or low-cost online courses on divorce, overindulgence, alcohol use, renting, and more.

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