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Diverse Family Forums: The Pandemic a Year Later

Midwest and Plains Equity Assistance Center Presents-

Diverse Family Forums: The Pandemic a Year Later

Families Learning from Families Virtual Roundtable Series:  The Pandemic a Year Later and Beyond—Resources and Advice in Support of Diverse Families

Families Learning from Families Virtual Roundtables are dynamic, online learning experiences aimed at providing an opportunity for parents/caregivers with different backgrounds (i.e. families of Color, families with varied religious backgrounds, families with children with disabilities, families from disinvested communities, non-traditional families) to talk with and ask questions of an expert in family and community supports, and home-school partnerships. The aim of this discussion is to share ideas and resources related to supporting students and families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Session 1: The Pandemic a Year Later-- Where We Were and Where We’re Going

Apr 10, 2021

12:00 PM-1:00 PM EST

11 AM-12 noon CT

10 AM-11 AM MT

During Session 1, we bring together three parents/caregivers that have juggled personal, professional, and academic roles throughout the global pandemic. The discussion will be centered around how lives have shifted and changed throughout the past year, using lessons from the past to move into a positive future in this reimagined, post-pandemic environment.

 

Session 2: The Pandemic a Year Later--Addressing the Social Emotional of Students and Families

Apr 24, 2021

12 noon-1 PM EST

11 AM-12 noon CT

10 AM-11 AM MT

During Session 2, we bring together parents/caregivers to discuss supporting the social emotional needs of students and families during the pandemic and beyond. This session will be dedicated to idea sharing, resources, and advice around supporting the mental health needs of families.

 

This is our second year of this exciting weekend series—back by popular demand. We are excited to share our supportive family resources and lived experiences with you!