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Youth Speak: What Youth Want YOU to Know featuring Eva Konstantankos, Director of Youth and Youth Adult Ministries for the GOA Metropolis of Detroit
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We spend a lot of time telling youth from what we want to them to know and learn.  But what are young people looking for when it comes to their faith and their Church family?

In this webinar, we will discuss key observations from youth regarding the Christian church and how this reflects on the state of our own commitment and faith, as adults.  Finally, we will discuss the importance of current ministries in our churches and how they can help address the needs of our youth.

This webinar originally aired on Tuesday, September 23, 2014.


Fostering Mental Wellness in Our Youth: A Parent's Guide to Promoting Resiliency featuring Georgette Constantinou, Ph.D.

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This webinar gives parents the tools to promoting resiliency in their children, i.e., the ability to bounce back and meet life's challenges.  The 7 C's model of Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg are presented to assist parents in developing the skills necessary to encourage the development of resiliency.  These include: competence, character, confidence, contribution, connection, coping, and control.

This webinar originally aired on August 26, 2014.


Reaching Distantly Connected Intermarried Persons, Couples, and their Families: featuring Fr. Charles Joanides, Ph.D, LMFT

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How many inter-marriages have retained a connection to the GOA?  How many are only distantly connected to the GOA?  What can our churches do to strengthen these connections?

This webinar will begin to discuss these trends and address these questions.  Existing resources will be described and recommendations made for effective outreach to this growing population.

This webinar originally aired on June 24, 2014.


Raising Sons: Understanding the Inner Life of Boys: featuring George Papageorge, M.A., MFT
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This webinar originally aired on May 27, 2014.


Freedom and Discipline in Early Childhood: featuring Catherine Varkas, founder and director Palm Harbor Montessori Teach Education Center, Palm Harbor, FL

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How do freedom and discipline work together in the 3 to 6 year old child?  This is the age when the will begins to make itself known.  Mental and physical activity interact being expressed through the child's behavior.

What is our role as the adult in the childs development of self-discipline, personality, and spiritual freedom?

This webinar originally aired on Wednesday April 30, 2014.


Coffee with the Center for Family Care:
Observing Holy Week as a Family
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This virtual panel with the Center for Family Care was a discussion about the practicalities of preparing your families and keeping them engaged throughout Holy Week.

This webinar originally aired on March 26th, 2014.



"What is Family Ministry?": featuring Melissa Tsongranis, Assistant Director of the Center for Family Care

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The umbrella of family ministry is extensive, and those in leadership positions often do not know where to begin. This webinar explores the perspective of family in the Orthodox Church and provide a vision for family ministry in our church communities. We cover the who, what, where, and why of family ministry in the hope of its realization at the parish level.

Originally broadcast on February 25, 2014.



"Online Safety & Digital Citizenship": featuring Theo Nicolakis, Chief Information Officer of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese

Online Safety & Digital Citizenship Webinar

How can you keep your kids and your family safe in an ever changing digital world? The explosion of social media and mobile technologies has made safety and privacy issues even more complicated. Quite often, parents feel completely overwhelmed.

Theo Nicolakis, helps busy parents like you see where technology is taking us, understand the issues and potential dangers kids are facing,and equip you with the tools and knowledge you'll need to help keep your family safe

Originally broadcast on January 21, 2014.