NYSPEP'S mission is to promote and improve parenting education, in order to enhance parenting skills, knowledge and behavior.
Even those of us who know and love the Strengthening Families protective factors need fresh ideas sometimes for how to integrate them into our day-to-day work. This interactive session looked at small but significant changes to practice in family support and parenting education programs that can help families build protective factors. The discussionalso focused on how practitioners can integrate a protective factors approach into their interactions with peers and staff and practice self-care.
This virtual event was held on Thursday, November 4th, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. The keynote speaker was Cailin O'Connor, Senior Associate, Center for the Study of Social Policy.
NYSPEP hosted a successful Training Institute on October 20, 2020. The theme was “Storytelling: A Tool for Resilience” with a goal of supporting parenting educators during this time of increased stress by focusing on the use of storytelling to support resilience and healing. The morning session featured a keynote with Eva Tenuto, Executive Director of the TMI Project. The afternoon workshop featured an interactive experience in which participants had an opportunity using storytelling to support resilience.
2020 Training Institute “Storytelling: A Tool for Resilience” Resources:
Alice Tenuto’s Story
Journaling and Storytelling as Tools for Resilience
Black Stories Matter: Every Word Spoken
Season Two of The TMI Project Podcast: Black Stories Matter
Submit your COVID 19 Story
Alone Together performance
Alone Together Workshop
Everyday Health: Special Support - State of Resilience
The theme for 2019's Training Insititute was Building Supportive Relationships While Working Respectfully with Families. Resources from the day are listed below:
Do Fathers Matter? What Science Is Telling Us About the Parent We’ve Overlooked by Paul Raeburn
Between the World and Me by Ta-Neshisi Coates
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
Post Traumatic Slavery Syndrom by Joy Degruy
All God’s Children: The Bosket Family and the American Tradition of Violence by Fox Butterfield
How to Listen So Parents Will Talk & Talk So Parents Will Listen by John Sommers-Flannagan
and Rita Sommers-Flannagan
Working With Parents by Dolores Curran
When They Call You a Terrorist by Patrisse Khan-Cullors & Asha Bandele
Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi
White Fragility by Robin Deangelo
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Evicted by Matthew Desmond
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
White Rage by Carol Anderson, Ph.D.
The Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton, Ph.D.
Layla F. Saad, speaker, podcaster, author – Me And My White Supremacy http://laylafsaad.com/
Zinn Education Project www.zinnedproject.org
Facing our History and Ourselves www.facinghistory.org
Teaching Tolerance www.tolerance.org
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) on diversity https://www.nais.org/magazine/independent-school/fall-2018/