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“ Don’t Blame The Parents” Macheo Payne & Afriye Quamina Lincoln Child Center 2010 Lincoln Monthly Training
Recap- 1 st Training: “Working with Black Boys” Summary- It’s about working with Adults 2 nd Training: “Putting Racism Aside” Summary- Racism exist, so face it & fight it 3 rd 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 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 Lincoln Monthly Training