Monthly Webinar Series

Our 2020 webinar series is focused on early development and support for professionals. We want to help you provide families with everything they need for babies and children to have a strong foundation.

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 Webinars are FREE for First3Years members, and non-members can register for a webinar for $15. Each webinar is broadcast live in Central Standard Time.

1 Hour of Continuing Education (SW, LPC, ECI, CPE)


First Quarter Webinars

For the first quarter of our 2020 Webinar series, we will focus on partnering with parents and caregivers to understand the child’s and family’s strengths, interests, and challenges. The goal of this series is to highlight how to work with families to build strong and effective partnerships that can help children and families thrive.


February | Relationships when Parents have Multiple Issues (Domestic Violence)

Domestic violence is a common issue that helping professionals come across, however, their role is often not fully understood. Domestic abuse is not a simple issue and responding effectively requires a truly holistic approach that includes key tasks that work toward motivating parents to change the situation the family is in.


February 11 | 12:00 PM

February 14 | 1:00 PM

EXPERT SESSION: February 25 | 11:00 AM


Expert Session Presented By: Amber M. Nealy, MSSW, LCSW – Assistant Director of Clinical and Professional Services

Amber is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has worked with diverse populations including survivors of domestic violence from ages 4 and up, victims of sex trafficking and prostitution, women with substance use disorders and probationers.  Amber started at Genesis as a Women’s and Children’s Therapist in May of 2017 and later transitioned into the role of Assistant Director of Clinical and Professional Services.  Amber is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Theraplay which are trauma-informed evidenced-based models.  In addition, Amber has received training in TF-CBT, Expressive Arts Therapy, and Play Therapy. 


Training Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to describe common symptoms that children experience as a result of witnessing domestic violence.
  2. Participants will gain insight and understanding of how a mother’s trauma symptoms can impact her relationship with her children. Participants will also gain insight and understanding regarding how abusive fathers use children as weapons and both directly and indirectly impact a mother’s ability to parent.
  3. Lastly, participants will be able to debunk myths related to children and domestic violence.


February Competencies:

Mental and behavioral disorders in adults, agency policy, service delivery systems, community resources, treatment planning, supportive counseling, crisis management, solving problems, maintaining perspective, planning, and organizing, emotional response, adult learning theory



March | Early Brain Development and Positive Parenting

The right care for children, starting before birth and continuing through childhood, ensures that the child’s brain grows well and reaches its full potential. Nurturing and responsive care for the child’s body and mind is the key to supporting healthy brain development. Positive or negative experiences can add up to shape a child’s development and can have lifelong effects. This training will discuss ways for parents and caregivers to nurture their child’s body and support healthy brain growth.


March 17 | 12:00 PM

March 20 | 1:00 PM


March Competencies:

Relationship-based practice, Family relationships and dynamics, Responding with empathy,  Building and maintaining relationships, Supporting others, Empathy and compassion, Listening, Emotional response