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Free Family Resiliency Webinars

PREPARING YOUR FINANCES FOR DISASTERS & PANDEMICS
Tuesday, June 16; 11 am-noon
Are you financially prepared to survive the next disaster or pandemic? Plan to participate in this webinar to learn specific strategies to increase your financial resilience.  Register for Preparing Finances


FINANCING HIGHER EDUCATION: BE$T PRACTICE PROCE$$ MODEL
Wednesday, June 17; 10-11 am
Whether you are thinking about enrolling in higher education or struggling to repay student loans, it helps to have a plan in place. In this webinar, you will learn how to use a three-step best practice model to make better choices about your education investment before you take out loans, while you are in school, and when it’s time to repay the debt.  Register for Financing Higher Education


#ADULTING
Thursday, June 18; 10-11 am 
 #AdultingNDSU: Helping emerging adults develop the skills to become successful. This session is intended for youth 16+ and young adults (parents welcome to join). Adulting [verb]: The practice of behaving in a way characteristic of a responsible adult, especially the accomplishment of mundane but necessary tasks. Need some guidance in #adulting? Look no further than #AdultingNDSU, where we can teach you how to sort those #SmellySocks, become a #HealthyYou, and even #ShowMeTheMoney so you can buy #MyFirstPlace. If you have a second device, please have it available during the webinar.  Register for #Adulting


MONEY MANAGEMENT DURING CRISIS
Tuesday, June 23; 10-11 am
Extension financial educators provide tools and resources for prioritizing bills, talking with creditors, and developing a spending plan.  Register for Money Management During Crisis


ADVANCE CARE PLANNING: NOW MORE THAN EVER
Tuesday, June 23; 11 am-noon

The COVID-19 pandemic presents an excuse and an opportunity to make sure a person’s end-of-life health care wishes are known and in writing--a process called advance care planning.  If you’ve been putting off preparing a Minnesota Health Care Directive or need to revisit your preferences given the risk of COVID-19 this webinar is for you. Advance care planning is a gift to yourself and to others in a time of stress when critical quality of life decisions are needed. This webinar will help you learn:

  • Health care decision-making rights in times of incapacity
  • Key terms and language involved in advance care planning
  • Information others need to know when someone can’t communicate for themselves
  • Minnesota health care directive basics
  • How to complete a suggested Minnesota “Health Care Directive” form
  • Common myths and facts about health care directives

 Register for Advance Care Planning


VIVIENDO CON UN INGRESO REDUCIDO EN TIEMPOS DEL COVID-19
Wednesday, June 24; 11 am-noon

This is a webinar in Spanish for Spanish speaking consumers. Participants will recognize and use strategies to live with a reduced income, optimize use of their social support networks, and use of available community resources at times of crisis.

Esta es una presentación en línea en español y para consumidores. Los participantes irán a reconocer y usar estrategias para vivir con un ingreso reducido, usar sus relaciones sociales y familiares de apoyo, además identificar y usar los recursos comunitarios disponibles en tiempos de crisis.  Regístrese para Viviendo con un ingreso reducido en tiempos del Covid-19


STRETCHING YOUR FOOD DOLLARS
Thursday, June 25; 11 am-noon
Join Kelly Kunkel and Mary Schroeder, University of Minnesota Health and Nutrition Educators to learn ways to plan meals to save money on food for you and your family. Explore the top ten ways to stretch your food dollar at the grocery store and find out about new resources from the University of Minnesota Extension.  Register for Stretching Your Food Dollars

 

ALREADY AN ALLY? PROMOTING INCLUSION FOR QUEER AND TRANS PEOPLE IN ALL PLACES
Tuesday, June 30; 1-2 pm
This webinar is designed to cover strategies for creating a social climate that is inclusive and supportive for queer and trans people. We will cover the basics of what a social climate is and why it matters for people who hold less power in a society.  Next, we will cover basic strategies for altering immediate and longer term social climates. Participants will be given practice activities and pragmatic suggestions for group leadership and everyday interactions.  Register for Already an Ally


READY, SET GO! ORGANIZE IMPORTANT PAPERS FOR EVACUATION
Tuesday, July 7; 1-2 pm
Have you ever wondered what you would do if you became a victim of a natural disaster, terrorist attack, fire, or other unexpected events? Would you know what to grab if you only had minutes to leave your home? The plans you make in advance and what you take with you will influence how quickly you rebound.  Register for Ready, Set, Go!


HEALTH AND WEALTH CONNECTIONS
Thursday, July 9; 10-11 am
Want your happiness level to increase? Join University of Minnesota Educators as we discuss how health and personal finances are connected to our happiness level, similarities between the two, and strategies for behavior change. Register for Health and Wealth Connections


BLOOM WHERE YOU’RE PLANTED: USING FAMILY STRENGTHS TO SUPPORT TEENS
Tuesday, July 14; 6:30-8 pm
Parenting can be stressful during the best of times. Trying to parent amidst turmoil and uncertainty makes the job that much more difficult. Are you a parent trying to make informed decisions on a daily basis regarding better health and well-being for you and your children? Are you looking for parenting tips during these stressful times? Then this webinar is for you.  Register for Bloom Where You're Planted


MINDING YOUR CREDIT REPORT & SCORE
Thursday, July 16; 2-3 pm
Understanding credit is as important as knowing your bank account balance. Credit defines your trustworthiness in repaying your debt. This free webinar will help you understand your credit report and score, how to obtain copies, correct mistakes, and identify steps to improve your credit report and score.  Register for Minding Your Credit Report and Score


PARENTING TEENS: THE ROLE OF COMMUNICATION AND TECHNOLOGY
Tuesday, July 21; 11 am-noon
In this webinar, we will discuss how parent-teen relationships change during adolescence, with a particular focus on supporting parent-teen communication and how families use technology to stay connected. We will also discuss how stressors in the family, including COVID-19, might impact parent-teen communication.  Register for Parenting Teens


LIGHTEN UP: LETTING GO OF CLUTTER
Thursday, July 23; 10-11 am
Clutter can weigh us down and have a negative impact on our lives. Participate in this webinar to explore the health and financial benefits of decluttering and be introduced to the KonMari™ Method.  Register for Lighten Up


WHO GETS GRANDMA’S YELLOW PIE PLATE?
Tuesday, July 28; 2-3 pm
Complex emotional and family relationship issues impact personal property decisions.  To learn strategies that will help you jump-start conversations and improve decisions about non-titled property issues, attend “Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate?”  This University of Minnesota Extension financial education webinar will address six key decision making factors about non-titled property transfer.  Register for Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate