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 Series Part 3: Breastfeeding and Infant Feeding Challenges

September 17, 2019               2:00-4:00 PM ET

*Please note this is a high level webinar intended for breastfeeding staff with advanced lactation training, as it will cover advanced lactation management.

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In this presentation, Dr. Hazelbaker examines some common and not so common issues that require advanced breastfeeding management strategies. She first examines two relatively rare oro-facial anomalies (cleft lip/palate and tongue-tie) and the very common problem of food sensitivity in the baby. She then discusses the use of a few breastfeeding devices, focusing on nipple shields; their indications and contra-indications and best practice use. She finishes by touching on maternal diabetes and PCOS, examining their impact on breastfeeding and current management strategies. 

Presenter: Alison K. Hazelbaker, PhD, IBCLC, FILCA

Target Audience: WIC Coordinators, CPA+, Qualified Nutritionist, CPA, Breastfeeding Coordinators, Designated Breastfeeding Expert.

Continuing Education: 2 CPEUs, 2 CEUs

As a result of this webinar, participants will be able to:
• Describe the use of three breastfeeding aids/devices.
• Discuss tongue-tie and its associated implications and when to refer.
• Discuss management of the cleft lip/palate baby.
• Discuss Diabetes and PCOS in the context of breastfeeding management.
• Describe the four most common protein sensitivities in breastfed babies and how they manifest.

2.) WIC Employees as Interrupters: Applying Cultural Humility to Achieve Health Equity

October 10, 2019             2:00-4:00pm EST

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This 2-hour webinar will contain a combination of PowerPoint, video clips, and discussion of ways to interrupt scripts of racial inequality in WIC service provision. This webinar will introduce the concept of scripts to explain the endurance of racism and discuss approaches to interrupt these scripts of potential inequality in our service provision. We will define and discuss the concept of cultural humility and implicit bias and how this can be applied to the local agency.

Presenter: Jann Murray-García, MD, MPH

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

Continuing Education: 2 CPEUs, 2 CEUs

As a result of this webinar, participants will be able to:
• Identify historical scripts of social inequality that can impact the health of populations
• Apply the principles of Cultural Humility to transform the personal, institutional, and historical scripts of inequality
• Engage in self-reflection and self-critique regarding implicit bias and aversive racism
• Determine points of leverage the participant can enter into to interrupt scripts of inequality

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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