O.U.R. Audio Recordings & Webinars

Audio Recordings/Transcripts and Webinars of Previous O.U.R. Special Guest Speakers/Presentations

The following content has been provided by the Hands & Voices national organization.


Parent-Friendly Guide to Research: O.U.R. Children Project

November 2021
Presenter: Harold Johnson

Webinar 11-9-2021

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Top 12 Things I Wish Parents of Deaf/HH Kids Knew about the Criminal Justice System and Federal Civil Rights Laws Prohibiting Discrimination on the Basis of Disability

May 9, 2021
Presenter: Marc Dubin

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Expanding Our Impact Through Collaborations: Using your knowledge of children’s safety to influence change

Feb 9, 2021
Presenter: Janet DesGeorges

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OUR Children Project: Birth-3 Safety | Washington Hands & Voices Webinar

This webinar is a part of the OUR (observe, understand, respond) Children Project. Presenters Harold A. Johnson, Christine Griffin, and Sara Kennedy outline strategies to ensure personal safety for young children who are Deaf and hard of hearing. This webinar is provided by Washington Hands & Voices

Feb 13, 2020
Presenter: Dr. Harold Johnson, Christine Griffin & Sara Kennedy

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Enhancing Safety & Expanding Independence for 6-11 year-olds

This O.U.R. Project webinar for the California Chapter focused on teaching people safety skills and understanding development in 6-11 year-olds with presenters Dr. Harold Johnson and Sara Kennedy.

CA Hands & Voices 8-2019 - pdf


Infant Mental Health – An Overview

This session will help viewers understand the definition of Infant-Early Childhood Mental Health (I-ECMH)

Apr 19, 2019

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Doing Right by OUR Kids!

Protecting young people who are deaf or hard of hearing from abuse, bullying, and other harm.

Sept 29, 2018

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Follow up to March 13 Discussion “Protecting our Children: Before and After Potentially Traumatic Events”

May 8, 2018
Presenter: M. Elizabeth Ralston, Ph.D.

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Three Steps to a Stronger O.U.R. Project : With Examples from Michigan and other Chapters

April 10, 2018
Presenters: The O.U.R. Project team, HQ Staff and our community of learners

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Why Do I Need to be Trauma-Informed?

March 13, 2018
Presenter: M. Elizabeth Ralston, Ph.D.

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Turning Victims into Survivors: One Former Teacher of the Deaf Tells Her Story

February 13, 2018
Presenter: Karen L. Kritzer, Ph.D.

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Deaf Children, ACEs, and the School to Prison Pipeline: Problems and Solutions

January 9, 2018
Presenter:   Dr. Gabriel Lomas

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The Radical Middle: How Professionals in Deaf Education are Making a Commitment to Working Better, Together

November 14, 2017
Presenter: Michella Maiorana-Basas, Ph.D.

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Summer Safety for Hands & Voices Families

May 9, 2017
Presenter: Irene van der Zande

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Personal Reflections from a Mom: A Story of Love

April 11 , 2017
Presenter: Shannon Elam, AuD, CCC-A

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Promoting the Health and Safety of Young Children with Special Needs

March 14 , 2017
Presenter: E. Paula Crowley, Ph.D

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They won’t remember”: Myths about child, abuse, neglect and very young children

February 14 , 2017
Presenter: Catherine Corr, PhD.

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Knowing Your Child/Student Understands Their Rights and kNOws When to Say No!

January 10, 2017
Presenter: Caroline Guardino, Ph.D.

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