We are excited for our 2023 Parenting While Black series, Radically Resistant: Fostering the Brilliance and Awe in Raising Bold Black Children. This free virtual conversation series offers a safe and welcoming space to hold conversations for and by Black families. All are welcome to join and engage in these powerful conversations!
The five-part series begins on Monday, March 20, and continues through June 26, 2023. Each webinar is 1 hour followed by a 30-minute Q&A session with our parent panelists. All webinars live Spanish language translation and closed captioning available.
This series is moderated by Eurnestine Brown, PhD, Director of Relational Equity and Belonging at the Brazelton Touchpoints Center.
Episode 1: Raising Bold Black Children – Fostering the Dreams
Monday, March 20, 2023, 3–4:30 PM ET / 12–1:30 PM PT
Join us as we celebrate raising bold and brilliant Black children. Our series relaunch conversation will highlight the collective experiences of Parenting While Black and the awe of raising Black and Brown children who are charting their own paths by creating a world that affirms who they are and will become: authentic, radically resistant, and joyful. Share your hopes and dreams for our children, families, communities, and future generations.
Tresha Gibbs, MD
Tresha Gibbs, MD, is a Jamaican American child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist; physician administrator; and clinical educator. She has co-authored peer-reviewed journal articles on mental health among Black Americans and on the Covid-19 pandemic’s disproportionate impact on Black communities. She has served with national organizations such as the American Psychiatric Association’s Council on Children, Adolescents, and Their Families and was a member of the APA 2021–2022 Task Force on Social Determinants of Mental Health.
She is co-author of the following three APA resource documents created by the council: How Psychiatrists Can Talk to Patients and Families about Race; Approaches to Youth in Mental Health Crisis; and Social Determinants of Mental Health in Children and Youth. She is an advocate for the mental health of youth and their families.
Vernon D. Gibbs II
Vernon D. Gibbs II has been a stay-at-home dad since 2015. Previously, he worked at the National Basketball Association in marketing and in alumni relations at his alma mater, Columbia University, where he earned his BA in Architecture in 2000. He writes for a number of online websites, including City Dads Group and The Washington Post and is a substitute teacher in New Jersey. He has written and illustrated two children’ s books with his cousin Steve Gray, When Good Fruit Goes Bad and I’m Dreaming of a Brown Christmas, both available online and in bookstores. He has three children, ages 9, 7, and 7.
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