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Identifying Key Collaborators for School Services for Military-Connected Students

March 29, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT

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About This Webinar:

The first session of the Collaborative Connections series assists participants in understanding the points of contact for differing educational services and the roles of those service providers in Department of Defense schools and local civilian schools. Discover the differing levels of engagement key collaborators take in students’ day-to-day experience and overall educational careers.


Image of Dr. Kary Zarate, a White Latina woman with short brown hair and glassesKary Zarate, Ph.D. is a teaching assistant professor in Special Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Through her teaching and research, Kary’s work centers on improving educational outcomes for students with significant emotional, behavioral, and cognitive needs through personnel preparation. Kary believes in breaking down barriers for all learners and works diligently to dismantle systems of oppression.

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

Continuing Education

  • Certified Family Life Educators: This webinar has been approved for 1.5 continuing education (CE) credits from the National Council on Family Relations through 3/29/2026
  • Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists:  This webinar has been approved for 1.5 continuing education (CE) credits from the University of Texas at Austin, Steve Hicks School of Social Work. Check with your state licensing agency for reciprocity and/or credit approval if licensed for other professions or in one of the following states: CO, FL, HI, IA, KS, KY, MI, NY, ND, OH, OK though 3/29/2025.
  • Board Certified Patient Advocates (BCPA): This webinar has been approved for 1.5 continuing education (CE) contact hours by The Patient Advocate Certification Board through 3/29/2025.
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Event Materials

Webinar Slides

Additional Resources

Who’s Who & Terms to Know

DoD School Liaison Contact Information Card

MIC3 Information Brochure

School Liaison Connections Example (Air Force)

Collaborative Connections | Series

This four-part series will focus on the skills needed by professionals working with military-connected students ages 5-22 and their families to successfully collaborate with one another, engage with families, and leverage military and civilian community resources to support each family and their individual needs.

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March 29, 2023
11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
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Complete the registration form with your name, email address, and how you learned about this webinar. You should receive a confirmation email shortly after with the connection information. Please email us at [email protected] if you have any questions or need technical support.

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On-Demand Webinars
Continuing Education Credits Available
Collaborative Connections: Working Together for Military-Student Success