NYSPEP'S mission is to promote and improve parenting education, in order to enhance parenting skills, knowledge and behavior.




NYSPEP Webinar Series Launches on September 25th

Missed our Summer Institute day back in June? No worries, NYSPEP is excited to announce that our 2019-2020 webinar series will continue the conversation held during our Summer Institute. Join us on September 25th, 2019 with fathering specialist, Don Campbell, for Part One of the webinar series. Don will be presenting, “What Divides Us: The Foundations of Implicit Bias and Its Impact on Parenting. 

Through this webinar, participants will gain a foundational understanding of implicit bias and the ways in which we have come to understand its impact on communities and, more specifically, on raising children.

· Explicit versus implicit bias
· The toxicity of micro aggressions
· Implicit bias in the instructional environment
· Limiting the damage
· Bias and fathering

Don Campbell’s background includes a diversified and extensive base of prior experiences in learning and development and social services, including roles with The New York Public Library, the Literacy Assistance Center of New York City, the City University of New York, State University of New York, the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow and WESTMED Practice Partners. Don is a fathering specialist at Forestdale’s Strong Fathers, a program based in Forest Hills, NY that supports fathers aspiring to engage more deeply and provide more meaningfully for their children by helping them grow their parenting skills, emotional intelligence and behavior management skills.

Follow this link to register.

Books Build Connection Toolkit from the American Academy of Pediatrics

As we gear up for the start of the school year and busy autumn schedules, the NYSPEP Website has a terrific resource for parents and caregivers.  The Books Build Connections toolkit from the American Academy of Pediatrics gives families practical ideas for staying connected, finding some quiet time and strengthening literacy skills.

This toolkit features a variety of resources for families to explore and expand their understanding of early literacy. A variety of resources are available. https://littoolkit.aap.org/forfamilies/Pages/home.aspx

For more great family and community resources, follow this link.

Resources on the Impact of Racism from NYSPEP Summer Institute

The 2019 NYSPEP Annual Member Meeting focused on Building Supportive Relationships While Working Respectfully with Families and included discussion of how implicit bias plays a role in all our lives. A list of resources that were shared throughout the day can be found here. Parenting Educators may also be interested in the new recommendations released by the American Academy of Pediatrics on ways to lessen the impact of racism and teens in its policy statement, The Impact of Racism on Child and Adolescent Health.