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Family and Consumer Sciences

Ohio State University Extension


Breakout 3

10:40 a.m., October 29, 2020, Breakout Session 3

Resilience: It Helps to Share Experiences
Greta Lynch
Moderators: ShaLise Simmons and Carina Dickens

Zoom Link:
Meeting ID: 984 0379 2356
Password: 494492

Seniors have been asked to visit grocery stores at times when other shoppers are not present. So no one sees them struggle with new requirements beyond mask wearing, like following the arrows, standing on the x. Some seniors were struggling to grocery shop prior to COVID19, but the added restrictions have brought new anxieties. When experiences are shared as stories we can learn from them. Our seniors will share their new cooking challenges when brands or items are not available. The challenges of getting proper nutrition and adequate diet during these uncertain times. And equally important, the sadness of not being able to dine with friends. We will take chat questions and we will share examples of overcoming roadblocks during this session.

PAX Tools
Heather Reister, Marie Economos and Amanda Bohlen
Moderators: Stacey Baker and Jared Morrison

Zoom Link:
Meeting ID: 996 3335 8213
Password: JaredFCS

Families often struggle to find a healthy balance between work and home life but now more than ever parents are seeking support in blending home, school and work responsibilities with peace, productivity, health and happiness. PAX Tools is a collection of evidence-based, trauma-informed strategies to improve cooperation and self-regulation with youth. PAX Tools draws on decades of science to create strategies that support parents, youth workers, and other caring adults to create a nurturing environment that ultimately helps kids thrive!

In this session, participants will learn:

  1. Participants will identify how to teach behavior as a skill-set resulting in youth self-regulation.
  2. Participants will be able to describe nine evidence-based Tools and how they overlay with the ten evidence-based Kernels and Cues from PAX GBG. (GBG = good behavior game)
  3. Participants will be able to determine how PAX GBG and PAX Tools support one another as a community-wide, environmental prevention strategy

Participants will leave the session with realistic, hands-on strategies for strengthening communication and relationships with youth.

Going Virtual - Real Money. Real World.
Amanda Woods, Lauren Jones, Elliott Lawrence, Allison Cooper and Cassaundra Dietrich
Moderators: Bridget Britton and Amanda Rysz

Zoom Link:
Meeting ID: 955 5245 0258
Password: 518148

Real Money Real World is an interactive, statewide youth financial literacy program. In the past year, the Real Money Real World program has undergone a large, and much anticipated branding and content update. But, because of the pandemic - the production of this update has come to an unfortunate halt. In an effort to embrace these uncertain times, and adapt our approach to youth financial literacy, a small team has been working to translate this highly anticipated update into an online learning platform.

We will invite our participants to learn more about the updates they're looking forward to, but also introduce them to what this experience will look like played out in an online learning environment. We know this is a lot to consider, because these are big changes for such a tried and true program, but we will encourage those in attendance to embrace the changes in front of us, and hope that they will look forward to FCS, financial outreach, and youth-focused programming adapting to the changing times.

The presentation will be interactive, in that we will give our participants a chance to experience what this program will look like virtually, and encourage their active participation throughout. We know there will be some questions about the changes we're presenting, so we will also welcome any questions as an opportunity to discuss ways we can all pivot to embrace change.

Creative Ways to Maintain a Strong Body and Mind During a Pandemic: A Physical and Mental Health Approach
Rachel Dilhoff, Angela Sorg, Brittney Schori, Caroline Everidge and Megan Peterson
Moderators: Alaina Niebauer and Deetra Huntington

Zoom Link:
Meeting ID: 929 7039 4064
Password: 159756

What does a bucket of water, your pet, a baby, a pig, and a computer have in common? They are all tools that can enhance physical and mental health during a pandemic. It is no secret that the Covid-19 pandemic has changed lives in many ways. The way that we work, learn, and go about our everyday lives has drastically transformed in just a few short months. These changes are taking a toll on our bodies and mind whether we see it or not. People who once went to the gym to exercise or participated in recreational sports leagues have had to resort to other activities at home, or none at all. Also, spending time with family and friends at a restaurant or at your favorite MLB stadium has been deemed unsafe. With so many new restrictions and uncertainties it is no wonder a need for new approaches to physical and mental health are needed which includes everyday household items.

In this presentation myself, as well as four other HHS Extension Educators in northeast Indiana, will discuss new and creative ways people can meet physical health recommendations and work on maintaining a state of positive mental health through these uncertain times utilizing common (and sometimes unconventional) items/family members/pets at their homes. We will also talk about how technology can help us in our efforts to reach out to the community and can strengthen programming efforts moving forward. There will be demonstrations from the team and discussions of programs we have implemented focusing on mental and physical health during the pandemic. We will encourage participants to have a discussion on what these new norms of physical and mental health will look like in the future and what might hinder or enhance efforts.

COVID and Food Waste
Brian Roe
Moderators: Susan Shickley and Amy Meehan

Zoom Link:
Meeting ID: 992 8363 9091
Password: 198709

Perhaps no phenomenon has so quickly and radically altered the household food landscape and daily food patterns as the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this session we contemplate the immediate and longer-term implications of this public health crisis on the amount of food wasted by consumers by sharing data collected from more than 500 Americans during the summer of 2020 about changes to their food and home experiences related to COVID. Participants will be asked to answer some of the same questions posed to the national survey sample and we will compare how session participants’ experiences compare and contrast with those who were surveyed during July. We will discuss the implications of the results for food waste patterns and levels and recommend several steps to reduce waste as the pandemic unfolds.