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Supporting Families During the Elementary School Years: An Overview of the Grow Parenting Programs

November 19, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST

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About This Webinar:

Grow is the third program in the THRIVE Initiative and is available for parents of children ages 5 to 10 years old. Grow is a universal parenting program and is available in both an online format and a face-to-face format. Grow offers parents a practical approach for guiding a young child’s healthy development. The presenters will outline the online training modules that are available for parents and the training modules that are available for facilitators to offer Grow in a face-to-face format.

The webinar is part of the “THRIVE” series, helping service providers become more informed on this Initiative between the Department of Defense’s Office of Military Community and Family Policy and the Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at Penn State. We invite you to visit the series homepage!

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On-Demand Recording:


Terri Rudy, MPA, is a Research and Evaluation Associate at the Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness, and the Project Manager for the Resource Center for Improving Family Health Behaviors. Terri has a Master’s in Public Administration and a BA in Psychology from Penn State. Terri has been a part of the Clearinghouse since 2012 and currently manages the outreach and communication efforts for several applied social science research projects. Terri has been involved in the development and implementation of programs and projects focused on promoting health among military families, including the programs that fall within the THRIVE Initiative.

Ryan Chesnut, Ph.D., is an Assistant Research Professor at the Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at Penn State. He earned his Ph.D. in Family Communication from Penn State in 2014. His primary research interests include parent-child interactions, family well-being, and program evaluation. At the Clearinghouse, Dr. Chesnut works on the THRIVE Initiative, which is a suite of strengths-based, developmentally appropriate parenting programs designed to foster parenting competency, family functioning, and child well-being. Dr. Chesnut has been involved in the development, dissemination, and evaluation of the THRIVE programs.

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  • UT Social Work CE Credits are no longer available for this webinar.
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November 19, 2019
11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST
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