Date: 3/17/2017, 9:00 am—5:00 pm
County: Alameda County
Sponsor: Seneca Family of Agencies
In our complex, culturally pluralistic, and increasingly violent society a need presents for both the expansion and rethinking of traditional approaches to childrearing. If we wish to produce future generations of compassionate, resilient children fluent in capacious thinking and intercommunity cooperation, then, we must rear them in ever-connecting relationships of dignity. And service providers charged with assisting struggling families may need to work within culturally humble models to understand how intersecting inequities inform parenting decision-making.
This two-day training addresses conscious parenting– parenting with psychosocial and emotional awareness– within specific populations marginalized by co-occurring interpersonal and socio-historic trauma, and highlights the hope for building on strengths, and deconstructing damaging familial patterns. In addition to delineating the impact of social inequities on parenting, the training also illumines nonviolent communication, new ways of thinking and being in shared power dynamics, and notions of social justice within childrearing. Training methodology includes: lecture, demonstration, individual and group activities, self-reflection and dialogue.