NARA Webinars

NARA provides its members and the general public access to webinars covering the most current issues in human care regulation.
  • Cost $25 Members & $40 Non-Members (see refund and credit policy here)
  • Webinars are scheduled for the second Thursday of the month
  • Webinars are hosted at the following times unless otherwise noted:
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM AT
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM ET
    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM CT
    •  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM MT
    •  9:30 AM - 10:30 AM PT
    •  8:30 AM - 9:30 AM AKT

2018 Webinar Details

 Month Category Topic Description

April 12

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 Kinship Care  In Loving Arms:  The protective role of grandparents and other relatives in caring for children 

During this webinar, the presenters will explore the protective role of grandparents and other relatives for children who have been exposed to trauma.

Decades of research shows that children being raised in foster care by relatives have better health outcomes, more stability, and a greater sense of belonging compared to children in foster care with non-relatives. When children cannot remain with their parents, placing them with grandparents and other relatives reduces future trauma and mitigates the impact of past trauma. The stability, supportive relationships and extended family network that grandfamilies provide to children, align with research-based protective factors that promote resiliency and healing.

This webinar will also cover the New federal law that requires states to look at their state licensing standards and gives us new definition of "foster family home"

Ana Beltran, JD, Special Advisor, Generations United
Heidi Redlich Epstein, JD, MSW, Director of Kinship Policy and the Assistant Director of State Projects, ABA Center on Children and the Law

May 10      
June 14  CCDBG Requirements  The Handshake: Unifying Information Systems Through Communication and Collaboration

This webinar will cover how Florida's Department of Children and Families' (DCF) Child Care Regulation Program Office addressed CCDBG requirements by collaborating with Florida's Office of Early Learning (OEL). Through this partnership, DCF and OEL established processes that allowed the sharing of information between the two offices and their information systems. These efforts resulted in a statewide training registry and the ability for licensing staff to inspect Florida’s School Readiness providers and communicate the findings with Florida’s Early Learning Coalitions. 


Jeremy Lewis is a graduate of Florida State University with a degree in professional communication. In 2009, Jeremy joined the Florida Department of Children and Families as a business analyst for the information systems team. He now leads that team, which consists of three business analysts and seven software engineers. Throughout his nearly seven years of experience, Jeremy has navigated the decommissioning of a 13 year old legacy system, the recruitment of a new internal software development team and the construction of a brand new licensing system. Jeremy is also an avid 3-D artist and is certified in 3-D modeling and animation by the state of New York.


Interested in Presenting a NARA Webinar?

NARA is looking for monthly webinar presenters. If you have a topic you'd like to present to our members, please contact Rhianna at for details.

NARA webinars are 60-minutes and held the fourth Thursday of the month. NARA will coordinate logistics and provide the webinar platform for presenters.

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Webinar Refund and Credit Policy


Webinar registration fees are due at the time of registration. In order to be eligible for refund, the written request must be received at least five (5) business days prior to the day the webinar is scheduled to occur. All refunds will be subject to a processing charge of $25.00 (US Funds). 


 Late cancellations are not refundable, but attendance may be transferred to a colleague who is eligible at the same fee rate based on membership status if done at least one (1) business day prior to the scheduled webinar.  No-shows will not be eligible for refund or transfer.