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Live Webinars

WIC uses interactive, participant-centered webinars to enhance your learning experience. Our webinars feature presentations from expert health and social service consultants and provide top-of-the-line learning opportunities that transcend distance. The webinar technology includes fully integrated audio and streaming options, which makes it easy for you to join the webinar and contribute, regardless of technical capabilities.

Registration Process:

Per the instruction of central office we will now have a new webinar process for registering and receiving certificates. As we know many agencies have multiple staff members view a live webinar together on the same computer. To accommodate this and allow each person to get a certificate, we’ve created the following registration plan:

  1. Each staff member intending to view the webinar must register individually through GoToWebinar. 
    1. (please be sure to carefully enter your e-mail address when registering, as that is the address that the link to join the webinar will be sent to)
  2. Staff can view the webinar as a group on the same computer or individually on their own device.
  3. Following the live webinar CAI will send an e-mail to every person who registered through GoToWebinar, with a link to the evaluations and certificates.
  4. Each staff who viewed the webinar will complete the evaluation, individually, then be taken to a screen to print their certificate.
    1. (please be sure to carefully enter your first and last name when printing your certificate)
  5. For staff who may have missed a live webinar, please note all webinars will be archived on our website under the On-Demand page, which can be found here    

 

1.) Revitalizing Participant Centered Services: 2019-2020 Learning Community Outcomes

                            October 27, 2020           9:30-11:30AM

This webinar will soon be archived

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This live webinar is intended to summarize the rationale, methodologies, investigative endeavors, final takeaways and experiences of eleven NYS WIC Local Agencies who participated in the 2019-2020 Learning Community. Discussion will consist of a review of the domains in which the opportunity to provide high quality Participant Centered Services (PCS) are most critical, including overall time spent with the nutritionist and cycle time/scheduling within the local agency, as well as staff attitudes and buy-in, branding and special considerations for a trauma informed clinic environment. Additionally, overall outcomes, the innovative spirit of the LC implementation teams, and thought-provoking questions uncovered over the course of the learning community will be explored.

Presenters: Sabrina Baumgartner, Michelle Gerka, Erica Underwood, 1-2 Local Agency Teams

Target Audience: WIC Coordinators, Nutrition Coordinator, CPA+, Qualified Nutritionist, CPA, Breastfeeding Coordinators, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Coordinators, Nutrition Assistants, Clerical/Support Staff, VMA Directors, VMA Staff, NYS DOH Staff

Continuing Education: 2 CPEUs, 2 CEUs

As a result of this webinar, participants will be able to:
• Describe the goal and objectives of the 2019-2020 learning community
• Establish rationale for the positive impact of PCS on health outcomes
• Understand the journey, background and methodology utilized by the LC team to investigate the areas identified as critical to the provision of high-quality PCS
• Review action plans and implementation team successes and barriers during LC
• Summarize outcomes and lessons learned from the experiences of the 2019-2020 LC

2.) "Express Yourself: The Latest and Greatest on Hand Expression and Pumping"

                November 10, 2020             2:00-4:00PM, EST

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The goal of this webinar is to increase knowledge for health care professionals around guiding lactating parents to properly and safely hand/mechanically express human milk; find the best pump for individual need; increase the amount of milk expressed; and advise families on how to access a breast pump.This presentation provides the latest evidence on how and why to express to maximize output and meet parental goals for providing human milk via expression.

Presenter: Laurel Wilson, IBCLC, BSc, CCCE, CLC, CLD, CLE

Target Audience: WIC Coordinators, Nutrition Coordinators, CPA+, Qualified Nutritionist, CPA, Breastfeeding Coordinators, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Coordinators, Breastfeeding Peer Counselors

Continuing Education: 2 CPEUs, 2 CEUs

As a result of this webinar, participants will be able to:
• Identify at least one barrier to expression that parents face today.
• Identify the best type of expression (hand or mechanical/pump) for different stages of lactation.
• List two reasons hand expression may be more beneficial for expression than mechanical expression.

3.) Vegetarian Diets                    December 9, 2020              2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

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Vegetarian and near vegetarian diets are becoming increasing popular in the United States and are recognized as healthy eating patterns. This webinar will explore nutritional needs of vegetarians during pregnancy, breastfeeding, infancy, and early childhood. Sources of key nutrients will be identified with consideration given to economic factors. Information will be both practical and evidence-based. Strategies for effective counseling of WIC participants about benefits of meatless meals and about nutrient needs of vegetarians will be discussed.

Presenter: Reed Mangels, PhD, RD

Target Audience: WIC Coordinators, Nutrition Coordinator, Qualified Nutritionist, CPA+, CPA, Breastfeeding Coordinators, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Coordinators, Nutrition Assistants

Continuing Education: 2 CPEUs, 2 CEUs

As a result of this webinar, participants will be able to:
• Explain terms related to vegetarian diets such as lacto-ovo vegetarian, vegan, plant-based, and lacto vegetarian
• Describe key nutrients for vegetarians at various stages of the life-cycle (pregnancy, breastfeeding, infancy, and early childhood).
• Identify acceptable sources of these key nutrients including those found in foods available through the WIC program.
• Illustrate ways to maximize the nutritional benefits for vegetarians of the WIC program through food choices
• Develop strategies for educating WIC participants about benefits of meatless meals and about nutrient needs of vegetarians

4.) Teeth for Two: An Overview of Perinatal and Infant Oral Health
       December 17th, 2020               9:30AM -11:30AM

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Increases in interprofessional training and state and federal efforts have led to a greater emphasis on perinatal and infant oral health education and practice. WIC programs play a critical role in educating and encouraging participants to implement optimal oral health practices and seek needed care. This webinar will highlight the importance of perinatal and infant oral health including recommendations regarding oral health care of both mother and baby. Also included will be the use of fluoride varnish and fluoridation as well as strategies to motivate WIC participants to improve not only their own oral health but also health of their children.

Presenter: Emily Norrix, MPH, Perinatal Oral Health Consultant

Target Audience: WIC Coordinators, Nutrition Coordinators, CPA+, Qualified Nutritionist, CPA, Breastfeeding Coordinators, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Coordinators, Nutrition Assistants

Continuing Education: 2 CPEUs; 2 CEUs

As a result of this webinar, participants will be able to:

• Develop a greater understanding of the importance of perinatal and infant oral health as well as common perinatal and infant oral health conditions and issues which might be seen within a WIC clinic
• Understand national guidelines, policies and recommendations regarding fluoridation, the application of fluoride varnish and oral hygiene
• Analyze how to communicate and implement these policies with participants and community partners
• Ascertain possible WIC participant oral health needs and assist participants in overcoming barriers to care
• Utilize best practices regarding the promotion and integration of perinatal and infant oral health

5.) Children in Foster Care: What WIC Providers Need to Know
      January 14, 2021                      9:30AM – 11:30AM

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In 2016, almost 700,000 children spent time in the foster care system. On any given day, there are more than 17,000 children in foster care in New York State. Although children in foster care share many characteristics with other children living in poverty, they also have needs unique to their status in foster care. Every WIC office in NYS will care for children in foster care. This session will explore the impact that placement in foster care has on children’s health and nutritional needs and what WIC Providers need to know in caring for these children.

Presenter: Steven D. Blatt, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Director, ENHANCE Services for Children in Foster Care

Target Audience: WIC Coordinators, Nutrition Coordinators, Qualified Nutritionists, CPA+s, CPAs, Breastfeeding Coordinators, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Coordinators, Nutrition Assistants

Continuing Education: 2 CPEUs, 2 CEUs

As a result of this webinar, participants will be able to:
• Discuss how placement in foster care impacts child health and nutrition
• Describe the basics of how the family court system impacts children in foster care
• Explain how to more efficiently navigate through the foster care maze and other forces impacting children in foster care
• Apply clinical insights to help provide care for children in foster care

 

*We record all of our webinars, so if you are unable attend or who wish to view it again, you can stream the recording directly from our website. Visit our On Demand Webinar Library to view our selection of on demand webinars. On-Demand webinars can be found here.

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