PBWHA PROGRAMS

SUPPORTING OUR SISTERS
FAMILY LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
 

SUPPORTING OUR SISTERS
FAMILY LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

        Supporting Our Sisters Family Leadership Program offers educational skill building workshops and activities that provide parents and caregivers with the necessary tools to become more effective, consistent and active parents/caregivers. Our workshops are designed to help parents to increase their awareness of positive approaches to effective parenting so that they can raise well rounded, happy, successful children.  We do this by offering evidence-based curricula: Nurturing Parenting, Strengthening Multi- Ethnic Families and Communities, plus others.  The classes are held for 12 weeks with day or evening offerings, and are facilitated by a Masters level professional. The workshops are designed to offer more emotional support to parents in their quest to be better parents, unite with their children, and/or enhance existing positive parenting skills.  

        We partner with organizations and agencies who host the classes in their community.  A limited number of classes are conducted in the offices of PBWHA. Participants have access to referrals for food, furniture, clothing and linkage to other community resources customized to the needs of their family. Childcare and transportation assistance are offered for participation in our parenting classes and events.

 

OBJECTIVES:

 

  1. To increase parents’ knowledge about what constitutes abuse and neglect, including parental responsibilities
     

  2. To improve parents’ ability to identify, express, process and manage feelings (such as anger, stress, loss, grief and guilt)
     

  3. To increase parents’ understanding of ages and stages of child development (including emotional and relational aspects)
     

  4. To increase parents’ understanding of varied approaches to positive parenting (including discipline, setting structure, and child rearing, conflict resolution and problem solving)
     

  5. To increase parents’ knowledge of nurturing and responsive parenting interactions (including empathy, caring and respect for self and others)
     

  6. To increase parents’ knowledge of the educational stability needs and development of children; local educational standards, support resources, educational advocacy and school district navigation  

 

 

PBWHA partners with schools, churches and community-based organizations to conduct workshops.  Please contact us if you are interested in hosting a workshop at your site.

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