Thursday, December 17, 2020 from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EST
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This is an online event. The webinar will last 60 minutes and will be followed by a 30-minute question and answer period.



Kim Spencer 
Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 

Finding Your Inner Hero

In this webinar:

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the educational system worldwide and changed how families function in their daily lives. Within the educational system, schools are making adjustments to meet the academic needs through in person and remote learning. This has a direct impact on families and how they can support themselves and their children. Caretakers may be experiencing the following: job loss, additional costs of having a family home, limited food access, limited-to-no technology access, working from home while caring for family, educating their children, language barriers, and developing new norms and roles in the home. In this webinar, Kevin Bohlin and Kristine Giles focus on emotional safety, life balances, parent support, and will provide educational resources.

About the presenters:

Kevin Bohlin joined The Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing as the coordinator for the Public School Outreach program after working on a grant for the New Hampshire Department of Education and consulting at a variety of public schools that have Deaf/Hard of Hearing students. 

Prior to New Hampshire, Mr. Bohlin taught a variety of students from preschool to collegiate levels in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Washington D.C., Texas, New Mexico, and California. He is passionate about giving students opportunities to achieve and ensuring that there are no barriers in the classroom.

Kristine Giles is a program manager at Maine Behavioral Healthcare who believes in quality care for D/deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Hearing children and families. She specializes in evidenced-based therapy work with children, families, and adults. When she is not providing therapy, she is providing training, webinars, and events for the community.

Who should attend?

Parents (hearing and deaf); family caregivers.

Participants in this webinar will:

Parents will obtain information and resources to support themselves and their family emotionally, mentally, and academically. They will access available community resources as needed.