Raising Allies

A Conversation for Justice-minded Parents of White Children

Basic framework for helping White children understand racism and White privilege in way that empowers them for change.

Raising Allies

Dates

8/13/2020 & 8/18/2020

Times

8/13: 7:30pm PT & 8/18: 5:00pm PT

Price

$100 donation*

Overview

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

What you will learn

Part 1: Parents only

  • This session will offer parents of White children a primer on how racial bias is transmitted, and how it can be corrected.
  • Parents will increase their understanding of how children are normed to behaviors, perspectives and expectations that can perpetuate racism, even if they don’t intend to do so.  
  • We will offer simple guidelines for equipping children to speak and act on their values, rather than out of shame, fear or in accordance with unconscious bias.  

Part 2: Parents and child(ren)**

  • This session will provide a facilitated forum for parents and kids to come together in a meaningful conversation on privilege and race; to build or deepen a partnership as allies to people of color and to connect in the shared work of justice.

    **Even if you are a parent with kids too young to join, please participate.

Instructors

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.

Intended audience

This webinar series is open to all but is intended for parents of White children of any age.

How much does this webinar cost?

$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.

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