Basic framework for helping White children understand racism and White privilege in way that empowers them for change.
Research shows that by the age of three a child has already internalized racial biases. In a world of inequality, that means very young White children are already being prepared to maintain a painful system of unearned privilege and racial disparity.
Recent events have inspired many parents who are raising White children to prepare their children to fight racism and help heal the scars it has left on our nation. But preparing the next generation of White anti-racist allies for the challenging work of pushing back against history can be a confounding and elusive task for parents who want to do better, but have not been well-prepared themselves.
In this two-part series, we will present a basic framework for helping White children to understand racism and White privilege in way that empowers them for change.
Limited to 20 participants
Part 1: Parents only
Part 2: Parents and child(ren)**
Noelle Cochran, PsyD
Dr. Cochran specializes in infant and toddler mental health and is an expert in infant and toddler sleep. She consults with parents across the country on issues related to sleep, development and discipline in the early years of parenthood. She co-founded Symbio Inc, with her wife and partner, Lele Diamond in 2007.
Dr. Cochran holds a doctorate in clinical psychology from California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. She completed her pre and post-doctoral fellowships at the Infant-Parent Program, UCSF Department of Psychiatry, San Francisco General Hospital, where she worked with parents and babies who were having difficulty establishing strong relational bonds. Her graduate research was done on the transition to parenthood for couples with twins, and infant and toddler sleep issues.
Lele Diamond, PsyD, MFT
Dr. Diamond holds a doctorate in clinical psychology from California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University and a masters in counseling psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies. She brings extensive experience in child development and individual and couple mental health to her work with adults, couples and families; her clinical expertise with children ranges from toddlerhood through the teenage years. She co-founded Symbio Inc, with her wife and partner, Noelle Cochran in 2007.
Dr. Diamond's doctoral research focused on diversity issues in the clinical relationship. She spent her doctoral internship at Child Trauma Research Program, UCSF Department of Psychiatry, San Francisco General Hospital. In addition to her role as a developmental consultant and a psychotherapist, Lele works with families, treatment centers, schools and physicians locally and across the country to improve service accessibility and promote inclusion of diverse populations.
This webinar series is open to all but is intended for parents of White children of any age.
$100 donation to one of the pre-selected nonprofits working on racial justice reform. *Sliding scale available as needed; no one turned away based on fee.