Summer Professional Development Opportunities

Summer Professional Development

The summer is busy, and we hope you are able to rest and recharge. If you are looking to expand your professional practice, check out these at-your-pace professional development resources.


Nourished and Thriving Children from OSU Extension Service

The OSU Extension Service, in partnership with SPOON, presents a new trauma-informed nutrition and feeding course! This FREE online, self-paced course takes participants through the 6 principles of trauma-informed nutrition and offers tips and resources for implementing them in the home or care environment. The course was written with foster parents in mind, but is appropriate for anyone who cares for or supports children who have experienced trauma. The course offers a certificate of completion at the end for continuing education or recertification. Learn more and register today.


Diversity Without Division: Introducing the Moral Courage Method of Communicating Across Divides

Created by Irshad Manji, founder of the Moral Courage network and New York Times bestselling author. This on-demand online course has 5 modules, with a total time commitment of 5-9 hours. Course costs $99. Participants will learn to help people view themselves and each other as more than "oppressed" or "oppressive" groups; create brave spaces for asking honest and unorthodox questions; draw the best from multiple perspectives to become innovative problem-solvers; and more. Read more and enroll now.


Courses and Webinars from Sesame Street in Communities

There are many free courses and webinars for caregivers, service providers, and early childhood educators including:

  • Parental Addiction: Healing Families Together, a webinar on August 26, 2022.

  • Room to Grow: Resources for Racial Justice course

  • Make Believe with Math course for early childhood educators

Check out all of Sesame Street in Communities' courses, training videos, and more.


Oregon Health Authority Training Resources

While these resources are generally advertised to home visitors, this website links many courses, videos, and other PD resources that could help all, including:

  • Social-Emotional Wellbeing

  • Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness

  • Family Self Sufficiency

See all resources and learn more about the Oregon Home Visiting Core Competencies by the OHA.

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