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.) Breastfeeding 101 - A Refresher Course
July 18th 2019 – 2:00-4:00PM EST

This webinar will be archived soon

Description: Through a series of interactive slides the target audience will acquire a basic understanding of breastfeeding i.e. what parents and the staff who interact with them need to know, including knowledge of breast anatomy, milk production, milk release, milk transfer, maternal rights, and baby behaviors (i.e. signs of hunger/fullness) as they relate to breastfeeding.

Presenter: Amy Spangler, MN, RN, IBCLC

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

Continuing Education: 2 CPEUs, 2 CEUs

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

  • List three ingredients for effective breastfeeding.
  • Describe three different types of nipples.
  • List signs that a baby is hungry and signs that a baby is full.
  • Describe the recommendations for handling and storing human milk.

2.) Breastfeeding Part 2: Assessing and Counseling Families on Infant Feeding
August 22, 2019  - 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM EST

Click here to register

Many new families have questions about feeding their new baby, whether they are breastfeeding or bottle-feeding with expressed breast milk or breast milk substitutes (formula). Knowing how to fully assess feedings and then to properly counsel these families is vital to the WIC staff and other healthcare providers. This 2-hour webinar will include assessment of feeding through observation and appropriate questions, respectful counseling techniques, cue-based feeding for all infants, signs of adequate infant intake and output, safe preparation and storage of breast milk substitutes, storage of expressed breast milk, and weight/growth expectations which define adequate intake.

Presenter: Kathy Parkes, MSN-Ed, BSPsy, RN, IBCLC, RLC, FILCA, CHC

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

Continuing Education: 2 CPEUs, 2 CEUs

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

  • • Name at least two common challenges occurring in breastfeeding with a full-term infant.
    • Discuss the process of milk production.
    • Demonstrate safe preparation of breast milk substitutes and teach the rationale for the extra precaution.
    • List at least one breastfeeding situation that should be referred to an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).

3.) Providing Welcoming Services for Transgender & Non-Binary People
October 17, 2019  - 9:30-11:30AM EST

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In this webinar participants will learn unique needs of transgender and non-binary people seeking services of WIC. Information will include: terminology, tips for avoiding outdated and offensive terms, NYS data related to transgender people seeking care, and about the impact of stigma and discrimination on health and wellbeing of individuals and families.

Presenter: Maureen Kelly, MATD, ACSC, ACSE

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

Continuing Education: 2 CPEUs, 2 CEUs

As a result of this webinar, participants will be able to:
• Define key terms related to gender identity and expression
• Describe the impact of discrimination and stigma on transgender people seeking services
• Discuss key ways transgender New Yorkers face barriers to care and services
• Describe specific ways WIC staff and volunteers can welcome and support transgender and non-binary people seeking services
• Identify actions that create and support a welcoming environment for transgender people

*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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