Resource Discovery: US Army Educational & Development Intervention Services Newsletters

first_imgU.S. Army Educational & Developmental Intervention Services [Keeping In Touch Newsletters]Did you know that the U.S. Army’s EDIS offers CE credit for reading their Keeping In Touch (KIT) newsletters? These publications are available online and are full of valuable information for providers.The newsletters discuss a theme for a series of months at the end of which readers can take a CE exam online. Upon successful completion of the exam, a non-discipline specific certificate of continuing education contact hours will be provided. Individuals will need to check with their credentialing agency regarding the viability of these credits within their state and/or system.Some of the past topics have been: Early Childhood Mental Health, Autism and the Role of Early Interventionists, Dual Language Learners in Early Intervention, Cultural Competence, and Understanding Depression. You can access the newsletters and archived CE exams by clicking, here.Each newsletters consists of four sections surrounding a theme:A resource article in which a summary of a journal article is providedAn evaluation of data on the topicA consultation corner where experts in the field respond to topic-related questionsA review of a web-based resource that is helpful for providersTo access the newsletters,  click here.We hope that you will find this to be a useful resource.This post was written by Robyn DiPietro-Wells & Michaelene Ostrosky, PhD, members of the MFLN FD Early Intervention team, which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.last_img read more

Keys to Establishing Trust: Seven Attributes & Three Exercises for Providers

first_imgWritten by Caregiving Team Member Alicia Cassels, MA“If the soldiers do not trust you, they are not going to open up to you.”-Belinda Jones, Helping ProfessionalSoldier Family Assistance Center The seven attributes that I discovered in a DoD EFMP family support reference guide several years ago can serve as an effective framework for helping us explore the ways that we engage with our clients and students. We might consider how displaying one attribute or another can impact our ability to establish trust. We might also think about how failing to display one or more of these attributes may impede our ability to facilitate learning and provide effective programs. Reference:  EFMP Family Support Reference Guide Figure 3.1  2. Attributes at workTake a minute to think about your work as a provider. Rank the seven attributes based on the strength with which you display each one in your work with clients and students. Assign number one to the attribute that you display most consistently and seven to the attribute that you display least consistently, or not at all with the other attributes ranked accordingly. Thinking about this carefully may take a few minutes. When you have finished sorting, answer the questions below. -Lorraine Rodriguez, EFMP Helping Professional 1. We are all clients Whether we receive medical care from a physician or dentist, have students in the K-12 education system or attend medical appointments with a loved one, we are all clients served by professionals over the course of our lives. Thinking about the attributes from our own personal experience as clients can be helpful in increasing our understanding of the importance that these attributes play in our work. Take a minute to consider the questions below:How might your level of trust be impacted by a physician who consistently fails to display emotional maturity when providing medical care?How might your level of trust be impacted by a teacher who consistently fails to demonstrate fairness when interacting with your elementary school aged child?center_img Were you surprised by the attributes that appeared at the top or bottom of your list?How does displaying or failing to display one or more attributes impact your effectiveness in building trust with clients and students?Would your clients and students agree?Are there any areas in which you can grow?If you consistently display the attributes in your work, are there opportunities for you to provide mentoring in this area to less experienced colleagues?3. Expanding the listWhich attributes would you add to the list? How would you rank the new items in terms of importance?Ask your students and clients which attributes they find most important in establishing trust. This MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on May 18, 2018. When fortunate enough to have great teachers and mentors, the most important initial lessons we learn as new helping professionals are centered around how we work with clients and students. This is especially important when we think about the foundational aspects of establishing rapport and trust.Over the past several years the MFLN Caregiving team has visited a number of U.S. Military installations, conducting and recording scores of interviews with experienced helping professionals who have shared their thoughts about the importance of trust.As we progress in our careers as helping professionals, regardless of our level of technical expertise, periodically revisiting how we engage with our students and clients can help ensure that we are serving effectively, establishing rapport and building the trust that is critically important in the work that we do.“Building trust is important for our families.  If they do not have trust they will not come back even if we try to follow up.  So, in the first meeting it is important to let them know that we are not going to judge them in anything they are doing.  We are here to assist them, and that is why we are here.” To explore how the attributes impact your delivery of programs or educational services, try the activities below.last_img read more

PBA: Columbian lands another big fish in NorthPort

first_imgPaolo Taha vs Jackson Corpuz. PBA IMAGESANTIPOLO, Philippines – Columbian grabbed command late in the third quarter on Friday night and claimed another big fish in the PBA Philippine Cup eliminations after posting a 110-100 victory over NorthPort at Ynares Center here.The Dyip came roaring back from 10 points down in that quarter and took an 86-79 lead into the fourth, which they protected with much ferociousness on the way to handing the Batang Pier their first defeat in three games.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations LATEST STORIES Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem In tying their victims at 2-1, the Dyip survived a huge first half by Mo Tautuaa by getting him to pick up a fourth foul early in the third and holding down NorthPort’s prolific rookie Robert Bolick to just three points.Jackson Corpuz and pint-sized rookie point guard John Paul Calvo were big during the breakaway with the NorthPort coaching staff never finding ways to stop them when it mattered.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsStanley Pringle scored 14 points in the third quarter built around three triples that had NorthPort threatening to break the game wide open. But the lack of support later on–and with Tautuaa never getting back in the groove after 20 first-half points–sealed the Batang Pier’s doom.There were seven players in twin digits for the Dyip, whose first big victim was four-time defending champion San Miguel Beer two weeks ago. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Yeng Guiao unfazed by NLEX’s 0-3 start: ‘We’ll be okay if we gain momentum’ View comments Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town MOST READ Oil plant explodes in Pampanga townlast_img read more

Tamale Christmas tradition sells thousands

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Every Christmas season, San Diegans show up to Tamales Ancira in Chula Vista and are willing to wait two hours to get their hands on some of the freshest tamales in the area.A holiday tradition for so many families, is tamales for Christmas.“I am so happy to see this. I’m grateful that we have such loyal customers and they keep coming back year after year” said owner Alonso Ancira.Alonso moved from Mexico City with his family 27 years ago and took over the business after his father. Ancira’s father  said ‘there’s no good tamales in San Diego’ so he decided to open Tamales Ancira.“We do everything by scratch. We cook the corn. We cook the corn grind the corn cooked meats, we don’t use any canned products at all. So it’s a long process but it’s the only way to make it fresh maza” says Ancira.They will sell approximately 11-thousand tamales on Christmas Eve.If tamales are a Christmas tradition, you may want to think about next year right now.Plan to put in your order right after Thanksgiving so you can just drive by and pick your order up. Tamale Christmas tradition sells thousands Posted: December 24, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, December 24, 2018center_img KUSI Newsroom Updated: 10:30 PM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

German IS shoemaker pleads to come home

first_imgSufyan, a 36-year-old German Muslim convert held by the Kurdish People`s Protection Units (YPG) and accused of fighting for the Islamic State (IS) group, gives an interview with AFP in Rumaylan (Rmeilan) in Syria`s northeastern Hasakeh province on 23 September, 2018. Photo: AFPFrom northern Syria, Muslim convert Sufyan is imploring his native Germany to take him back, having been captured years after joining the Islamic State group’s so-called “caliphate”.His beard neatly buzzed, Sufyan is one of hundreds of foreigners held by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in war-torn Syria, accused of fighting for IS.The 36-year-old insists he was not a fighter, but a misguided civilian making orthopaedic shoes and prosthetics in IS territory.”I am not Jihadi John, I am not Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, I am not Adnani,” said Sufyan, listing IS’s infamous British executioner, its elusive chief, and its now-dead spokesman.”I just made limbs,” added the pale-skinned Sufyan, who refused to give his real name and said he was from Stuttgart in southwest Germany.He was selected to speak to AFP by the YPG, who detained him around a year ago and were present during the interview.They have refused to try accused foreign fighters in their custody, urging Western countries to take them back.Some foreign governments have agreed to do so, but most are reluctant.The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces are holding several alleged German IS members, including Mohammad Haydar Zammar, a Syrian-born German national accused of helping plan the September 11 attacks.Berlin is not known to have repatriated anyone, but Sufyan hopes he, his Syrian wife and their son can start afresh in Germany.”People make mistakes and I was naive,” he said, dressed in a yellow hoody with a side zip, cargo pants, and black beanie.”I just want to go back to my old life.”- ‘I didn’t fight’ -Speaking in near-fluent English peppered with Arabic words, Sufyan recounts his winding journey to what he thought would be a pious life under Islamic rule.In 2014, IS declared a “caliphate” across large parts of Syria and neighbouring Iraq.The following year, Sufyan travelled across Europe and Turkey, finally crossing into Syria in March 2015, four years into the Syrian war.Once inside, he says, IS shuffled him among safe houses for weeks alongside Australians, Central Asians, and Russians.He was given one month of military training and assigned to a battalion, but claims he never fought.”I didn’t fight and I didn’t kill anyone,” he said.”I never killed any person in my life.”Sufyan, a 36-year-old German Muslim convert held by the Kurdish People`s Protection Units (YPG) and accused of fighting for the Islamic State (IS) group, gives an interview with AFP in Rumaylan (Rmeilan) in Syria`s northeastern Hasakeh province on 23 September, 2018. Photo: AFPInstead, Sufyan was hired at a hospital in IS’s de facto Syrian capital Raqa, using his 12 years’ experience as an orthopaedic shoemaker.”They teach me over there prosthetics. Until I came to YPG, I was doing this job… making prosthetic and orthopaedic shoes,” he said.In 2016, he married a Syrian woman from northwest Idlib, and they had a son.They stayed in Raqa until YPG-led forces surrounded the northern city in 2017, forcing them to flee to the IS-held eastern town of Mayadeen.Sufyan took up the same work there until Mayadeen came under attack, this time by the Russia-backed Syrian regime.He said he had grown embittered towards IS by then and decided to pay a smuggler to bring him and his family to a YPG checkpoint.”I was not ready to kill someone or to die, so I decided to go out,” said Sufyan. “Everyone was running away.”- ‘New start’? -A year later, Sufyan lives separated from his wife and son, who are detained in a Kurdish-run camp. He desperately wants to be reunited with his family.Kurdish authorities say they have in their custody around 520 male foreign IS members, 550 women and around 1,200 children from 44 countries.According to a European Parliament report in May, Germany estimates there are 290 children with claims to German citizenship in Iraq and Syria.”If I can come back to Germany and if Germany want to punish me, I will accept this, to stay in prison,” Sufyan told AFP.”I hope it will not be a long sentence, because I miss already my wife and my son,” he said.He hopes to study or open his own business in his homeland, for which he has renewed appreciation since meeting Syrians who “see Germany as something like a paradise on earth”.”I know Germany is a country with a lot of ‘rahma’ with a lot of people. I expect that Germany will have also ‘rahma’ with me,” he said, using the Arabic word for “mercy”.Sufyan has written to his parents in Germany, who replied and also sent a letter and money to his wife.Included in his parents’ reply was a picture of a bicycle, which has kept Sufyan’s hopes of returning home alive.”My brain says, why will my mother and my father buy a bicycle for my son if he is in Syria? I hope I can go back to my country and make a new start.”last_img