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  • 1. Lincoln Monthly Training “Don’t Blame The Parents” Macheo Payne Lincoln Child Center 2011
  • 2. Lincoln Monthly Training Recap- 1st Training: “Working with Black Boys” Summary- It’s about working with Adults 2nd Training: “Putting Racism Aside” Summary- Racism exist, so face it & fight it 3rd Training: “Don’t Blame The Parents” Summary- ???
  • 3. Lincoln Monthly Training Alignment of Focus Federal, District focus on Community & Family: “Community Schools” County & Social Service goal of family preservation & connection Conclusion: Parents are critical partners Critical question: Are you invested in working w/parents?
  • 4. Lincoln Monthly Training What is Blame? “Blaming is the opposite of taking responsibility.” In this work, blaming inherently implies guilt on the part of the accuser.
  • 5. Lincoln Monthly Training What’s The Problem? What do we blame them for? How does that move us forward to hold us back from producing outcomes?
  • 6. Lincoln Monthly Training Who/What Do We Blame?People Environment InfluenceThe kids Drugs The “system”Their parents The neighborhood The government Video games Poverty TV, rappers, entertainers Capitalism Commercialism
  • 7. Lincoln Monthly Training Who is Right? What are our excuses? It’s the parents, the community violence, the Soda & Cheetos… What are their excuses? Bad schools, poor teachers, the other kids… What’s our responsibility? Ensure equitable learning What’s their responsibility? Learn
  • 8. Lincoln Monthly Training What Can You Do?
  • 9. Lincoln Monthly Training …Care about your job.
  • 10. Lincoln Monthly Training What’s Important?It’s not just about asking questions…but that’s important.
  • 11. Lincoln Monthly Training What’s Important?It’s not just about knowing how to listen…but that’s important.
  • 12. Lincoln Monthly Training What’s Important? It’s not just about being open to new information that can improve the situation… but that’s important.
  • 13. Lincoln Monthly Training What’s Important It’s not just about contact, it’s about care, dignity & respect. Do you VALUE them and their role?