WEBINAR: Partnering with Families in Culturally Responsive Ways During Challenging Times

June 22, 2021 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Culturally responsive relationships affirm all families’ strengths, cultures, and commitment to their child’s learning and well-being. These relationships are especially important for families who are experiencing challenges to their well-being. When we are culturally responsive, families see our programs and community partners as a source of support. Staff can partner with parents in culturally respectful ways to address concerns related to housing, health, mental health, finances, or family and child safety.

Course Format:
Live Interactive Webinar on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 1:00 PM ET

# of hours:
1.5 – clock hour certificate will be provided

This series is designed for all professionals who work with families of young children in early childhood programs, including Head Start, Early Head Start, and other child care settings.

In this session, participants will:

  • Learn strategies for engaging in conversations about sensitive topics related to housing, finances, health, mental health, or child and family safety
  • Explore tools such as reflective practice and reflective supervision to support relationship-building with families experiencing challenges
  • Review ways to advocate for and support families by strengthening community partnerships
  • Learn about resources to support engagement with families in difficult times

Number of participants:
Maximum of 1000

$30/webinar or $100 for all 4 Webinars
BTC Learning Network Member Price: $28/webinar or $95 for all 4
Click Here for more information on the BTC Learning Network

This webinar is a part of Building Culturally Responsive Relationships with Families from ERSEA to Transition Series.

Building relationships with families is one of the most important things we can do to support the best outcomes for children and families. Understanding families’ cultures–and our own– is essential to building respectful partnerships with families. This is especially true during challenging times for families and communities.

This new four-part webinar series will focus on building and nurturing culturally responsive relationships with families. Participants will learn strategies for partnering with families during their time in the program–from ERSEA through to the child’s transition out of the program. We will draw on foundational concepts from the Head Start Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Framework and the Relationship-Based Competencies to Support Family Engagement.

You can register for each webinar individually or sign up for the whole series.

Would you like to bring this course or another BTC training to your program, organization, or community? BTC facilitators can offer our courses online to your community. We can also customize trainings to meet your program’s or organization’s professional development needs. Contact us today for more information: btcsitenetwork@childrens.harvard.edu