Lincoln Monthly Training “Don’t Blame The Parents” Macheo Payne Lincoln Child Center 2011
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- ???
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?
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.
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?
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
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