About the Course
This workshop is designed for foster parents who want to be equipped with the knowledge and resources to navigate challenging conversations with youth of color about the topics of inequality, police brutality, and systemic racism. Through open and honest discussions, foster parents will gain a deeper understanding of these issues and explore strategies for effectively engaging in these difficult conversations. By providing a safe and supportive environment, this workshop aims to empower foster parents to address these important topics with sensitivity, empathy, and guidance.
1. Develop a comprehensive understanding of the concepts of inequality, police brutality, and systemic racism, enabling foster parents to have informed discussions with the youth of color about these subjects.
2. Gain practical strategies and communication techniques for engaging in tough conversations with youth of color about police brutality – how to define it, why it happens, and how to navigate interactions with law enforcement in a manner that promotes safety and empowerment.
3. Enhance the ability to provide emotional support and guidance to youth of color, fostering resilience and self-advocacy skills to navigate situations related to systemic racism, inequality, and encounters with law enforcement.