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Empowering the Latino Immigrant Family as Partners in Education -What you Need to Know

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Empowering the Latino Immigrant Family as Partners in Education -What you Need to Know

Time: September 7, 2018 from 10am to 11am
Location: Online
Street: Online
City/Town: Fremont
Website or Map: http://www.mentorhealth.com/c…
Phone: 800-385-1607
Event Type: webinar
Organized By: Netzealous LLC - MentorHealth
Latest Activity: Jul 17, 2018

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Training Options  Duration: 60 Minutes  Training Options  Duration: 60 Minutes  Friday, September 7, 2018   |   10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT
Overview: Empowering the immigrant parent as a partner in their children's education is critical if we desire immigrant students to be successful and stride to a higher level of academic achievement.
This workshop is designed to help professionals and paraprofessional in the task of facilitating the engagement of immigrant families who may not be accustom to taking an active role alongside teachers and administrators. It is also essential to understand that parents/guardians absence from school activities does not mean a lack of interest but rather a different perspective in their role as parents. 
In this presentation you will learn these and many more areas of interest that will assist you in moving forward with parent engagement. An initial step prior to engaging the parents is to learn and understand your immigrant population. Understanding what they went through and what their current stressors are will help you in being mindful when planning an activity. 
Find out their experiences of coming to this country; who are the guardians, as some children live with relatives other than their parents; what kind of community do they live in and how the community can help in this endeavor; educational level of the parents/guardians will also give you a better understanding of your population, etc. Another essential factor that will be addressed is the importance of having an appreciation of the cultural differences when working with Latino parents and to avoid assumptions that can alienate your immigrant parents. 
What is "normal" for you may not be "normal" for them, how they communicate may be different from the American style, linguistic abstraction should be avoided so as to not to cause confusions and misunderstandings. These and other differences will be covered.


Why should you Attend: Have you tried to engage Latino immigrant parents to attend school activities or parent teacher conferences to no avail? At times professionals and paraprofessionals need to take a step back and recognize that we need to do things differently when working with Latino parents then with Anglo parents. 


Areas Covered in the Session:
The importance of learning about your immigrant populationCultural factors to consider when engaging immigrant familiesWhat can be done to make them feel welcomed and partake of the educational system
Who Will Benefit:Social WorkersPsychologistMental Health WorkersGuidance CounselorsCase Managers and universities students in the behavioral health field of study.Those working in the area of Immigration Advocacy


Speaker Profile Vilma E. Matos is a clinical bilingual social worker with over 35 years of experience working with the Latino community.

Price - $139
Contact Info:Netzealous LLC - MentorHealthPhone No: 1-800-385-1607Fax: 302-288-6884 Email: support@mentorhealth.comWebsite: http://www.mentorhealth.com/Webinar Sponsorship: https://www.mentorhealth.com/control/webinar-sponsorship/Follow us on : https://www.facebook.com/MentorHealth1Follow us on :  https://www.linkedin.com/company/mentorhealth/Follow us on : https://twitter.com/MentorHealth1

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