Freebie Week Day #3: Freebies for those in HELPING PROFESSIONS including a webinar, a 15-hour training program & 3 short training courses

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center for adolescent studies CASWell, it’s day #3 of FREEBIES! Today is your lucky day because again, there’s a few different freebies offered including a webinar (pre-registration ends today!), 3 short online self-paced courses and a 15-hour training program for those in helping professions – all for free. So keep scrolling down to learn about each free opportunity – all offered by the Center for Adolescent Studies.

Author’s Note & Disclosure: All of today’s freebies are from the Center of Adolescent Studies (CAS). I am in no way affiliated with CAS. I am disseminating CAS’s free offerings because I believe that lactation specialists and those aspiring-to-be ARE in the helping profession and WE can benefit from what CAS has to offer. While these offerings are not directly related to lactation per say, the subjects these freebies delve into including but not limited to –  mindfulness, compassion, providing trauma-informed care, counseling skills, working with teens and vulnerable populations and the importance of self-care are vital skills that will only make us better, stronger, more compassionate, knowledgeable and resilient lactation specialists (and those aspiring-to-be).  So let’s get to it!

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Sam Himelstein, Ph.D. & Licensed Psychologist

To the best of my knowledge, all courses, webinars and training programs are taught by Sam Himelstein, Ph.D. & Licensed Psychologist.

First up, CAS is broadcasting a free webinar titled, “Compassion as a Resilience Tool for Helping Professionals in Trying Times.” Last day to pre-register is TODAY – Thursday, May 7, 2020! So if you’re interested, hurry up and register here. It goes live tomorrow, Friday, May 8, 2020 at 10:30AM PST (USA & Canada). If you miss the live version, don’t sweat it, as long as you’re registered, a replay will be sent out to you.

Second up, a free 15-hour completely online and self-paced course titled, “Resilience and Self-Care Basics for Helping Professionals.” For more details and to register, see here.

And last but not least, 3 more FREE completely online and self-paced courses. Just click the hyperlinked title for more information and to register.

***Disclaimer: Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) are offered for the free online courses, training programs and webinars offered from the Center for Adolescent Studies (CAS). However, as of the date of this post, they are NOT lactation-related CERPs, instead they are CEUs for psychologists, social workers and other types of healthcare professionals. You can read more about the CE details here. I am in no way affiliated with the CAS, so any questions or concerns, please contact them directly.

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Cheers, Tamara xx



FREE Webcast with 1 FREE L-CERP/CEU: “Supporting Breastfeeding in the Presence of Tongue Tie/Lip Tie”

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Title: “Supporting Breastfeeding in the Presence of Tongue Tie/Lip Tie”

Presenter: Dee Kassing, BS, MLS, IBCLC, RLC

Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Time: 08:30 AM – 10:30AM CST

Sponsors: The Illinois Department of Human Services & the Springfield Urban League Community Health Training Center

GOAL: Participants will be able to provide effective breastfeeding support by learning to recognize the symptoms that may indicate the presence of tongue and or lip tie, and describe suggested feeding plans that may help maintain a breastfeeding relationship.   


Following the webcast teleconference, participants will be able to:

  • List at least three symptoms present in a breastfeeding mother that may indicate the presence of a tongue tie and/or lip tie in her baby.
  • List at least three symptoms present in a breastfeeding baby that may indicate that baby has a tongue tie and/or lip tie.
  • Describe at least two feeding plans that may help to maintain a breastfeeding relationship until a tongue tie and/or lip tie can be released.

Power Point Presentation Handout & Presentation Resources

Click here to access the registration form

Click here to access past webcasts, presentation power point handouts and resources.

Curious about the L-CERP & CEUs? According to the registration form: “In order to receive continuing education credit for IBCLC, RN and RD, you must view the webcast and complete the required evaluation by March 4, 2015 at 11:59PM CST. This webcast meets a portion of the hourly requirement for CLC recertification. You will receive a certificate of completion.”

To view past satellite and webcast teleconference handouts and videos, click here.

If you miss the original view date and would still like to obtain the Certificate of Completion – all you need to do is to complete the broadcast evaluation. Send your request to or