AABC Community Conversation Host Training

Participants must commit to both training days and only need to register once (registering for one day will count for registering under both days). 

Early experiences of babies shape how they approach the world and work through hardships as adults. As individuals who impact these babies, we must address the impact of trauma and stress on their health, decondition ourselves from unhealthy practices, and celebrate healthy parenting practices.  

A FREE two-day training for African Americans 17 and older, where participants learn from knowledgeable speakers and discuss various topics including Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES’s), historical trauma, facilitating, trauma informed care, and more! Following the training, participants who complete two community conversations of their own will receive a $150 stipend.

Location: Amherst H. Wilder Foundation

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Effective Communication with African American Clients

CEU’s available!

The African American Babies Coalition is a group of African American community leaders committed to supporting the healthy development of babies by translating what we know from early childhood development research and brain science into culturally relevant information that can be used in  African American family and community life. We are looking for service providers (case managers, social workers, family specialists, health care providers, early childhood education or childcare providers, etc.) who are working with African American clientele to join us in one or all of our three 2-hour workshops in order to gain knowledge, skills, and practices about how to work with African Americans in a culturally-appropriate manner. Our trainers will explore topics such as trauma, toxic stress, and factors that impact the African American community and health outcomes.

Attend one, two or all of our workshops! 

Registration Fee:  $30.00 per workshop. However, if you attend all three workshops the fee is $80.00

Workshop 3: Effective Communication with African American Clients

The third and final workshop of the series will address how to effectively engage with African American clientele as a service provider. We will use a variety of adult learning frameworks to improve relationship-building. Speaker: Nedra Robinson

Time and Date: 9:30am-11:30am on Friday, October 21st

Location: Amherst H. Wilder Foundation

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Supporting African American Families

CEU’s available!

The African American Babies Coalition is a group of African American community leaders committed to supporting the healthy development of babies by translating what we know from early childhood development research and brain science into culturally relevant information that can be used in  African American family and community life. We are looking for service providers (case managers, social workers, family specialists, health care providers, early childhood education or childcare providers, etc.) who are working with African American clientele to join us in one or all of our three 2-hour workshops in order to gain knowledge, skills, and practices about how to work with African Americans in a culturally-appropriate manner. Our trainers will explore topics such as trauma, toxic stress, and factors that impact the African American community and health outcomes.

Attend one, two or all of our workshops! 

Registration Fee:  $30.00 per workshop. However, if you attend all three workshops the fee is $80.00

 

Workshop 2: Supporting African American Families 

The second workshop in the series will address how to accurately recognize trauma and how it impacts parents and children within the family unit. Also, we will provide everyday practical parenting strategies to explore with African American parents that support the healthy development in their children in the form of 15 key factors about healthy holistic development. Speaker: Sameerah Bilal-Roby

Time and Date: 9:30am-11:30am on Friday, October 14th

Location: Amherst H. Wilder Foundation

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African American Historical Trauma and Adverse Childhood Experience

CEU’s available!

The African American Babies Coalition is a group of African American community leaders committed to supporting the healthy development of babies by translating what we know from early childhood development research and brain science into culturally relevant information that can be used in  African American family and community life. We are looking for service providers (case managers, social workers, family specialists, health care providers, early childhood education or childcare providers, etc.) who are working with African American clientele to join us in one or all of our three 2-hour workshops in order to gain knowledge, skills, and practices about how to work with African Americans in a culturally-appropriate manner. Our trainers will explore topics such as trauma, toxic stress, and factors that impact the African American community and health outcomes.

Attend one, two or all of our workshops! 

Registration Fee:  $30.00 per workshop. However, if you attend all three workshops the fee is $80.00

Workshop 1: African American Historical Trauma and Adverse Childhood Experience

This workshop will explore the link between historical trauma faced by the African American community and current challenges that significantly impact health outcomes today. We will also provide best practices to recognize, understand, and address the trauma and disparities with African American clientele. Speaker: Brandon Jones

Time and Date: 9:30am-11:30am on Friday, September 23rd

Location: Amherst H. Wilder Foundation

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Registration

Purpose: The African American Babies Coalition is a group of African American community leaders committed to supporting the healthy development of babies by translating what we know from early childhood development research and brain science into culturally relevant information that can be used in African American family and community life. We are looking for service providers (case managers, social workers, family specialists, health care providers, early childhood education or childcare pro-viders, etc.) who are working with African American clientele to join us in one or all of our three 2-hour workshops in order to gain knowledge, skills, and practices about how to work with African Americans in a culturally-appropriate manner. Our train-ers will explore topics such as trauma, toxic stress, and factors that impact the African American community and health out-comes.

This is the third and final workshop of the series and will address how to effectively engage with African American clientele as a service provider. We will use a variety of adult learning frameworks to improve relationship-building.

Registration

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Selby Jazz Festival

ABOUT…

“Begin with art, because art tries to take us outside ourselves. It is a matter of trying to create an atmosphere and context so conversation can flow back and forth and we can be influenced by each other.”

–W.E.B. DuBois, civil rights activist, Co-Founder, NAACP

 

Since 2002 on the second Saturday in September, the intersection of Selby and Milton Avenues becomes a wondrous gathering that celebrates the positive path taken by neighborhood residents and business owners. People from all walks of life, cultures, backgrounds and professions interact together through music, food and activities to become an engaged community.

 

ACTIVITIES

Music: A full day of free jazz from “just down the block,” local, regional, national and international entertainers.

young sax player bassist Malletman

Health and Wellness Area Sponsored by UCare: Local health organizations and area nonprofits provide free screenings and tips for healthier living and diet.

UCare logo

Food: Anything from “State Fair food with a soul food twist,” to healthy options and ethnic specialties. There’s something for everyone’s tastes and pocketbook!

healthy pizza food sign grillin' the turkey legs

Family Fun Zone Sponsored by U.S. Bank: A place where families with young children can take a break, make take- home arts and crafts, climb our climbing wall and “just be a kid.”

face painting stick puppets family fun zone sign

US Bank Logo

Art!: Local artisans demonstrating and retailing their passions.

mudslinger painter wood carving

…all surrounded by a strong bond of community and inclusiveness.

panorama

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Community Conversation Host All-Male Training – Cohort 3

CALLING ALL AFRICAN AMERICAN MEN!!!

Living Room & Kickin’ It Conversations Training

Who: Living Room and Kickin’ It Hosts are African Americans, ages 17 years and older, who are passionate about the healthy development of our babies. For this training, we are looking for African American males to join our first ever all-male cohort of Conversation Hosts!

What: A FREE two-day training where participants learn about and discuss various topics, including Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES’s), Historical Trauma, Facilitating, and more! After the training , participants who complete two community conversations will also receive a $150 stipend. When & Where: Friday, Sept. 25th & Saturday, Sept. 26th from 9am-4pm in St. Paul (exact location giv-en after registration).

Why: African American men play a critical role in the development of our youth. Unhealthy babies become unhealthy adults! As the fathers, grandfathers, brothers, uncles, and loved ones of these babies, we must address the impact of trauma and stress on their health, celebrate healthy parenting practices, and decondition ourselves from unhealthy practices.

Interested? Register online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AABCMaleCohort

AABC Male Training Flyer

Questions? Contact Sydney at sydplunkett@gmail.com or (651)280-2652

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