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April 10 @ 11:15 am - 12:30 pm
IMPACT 75 is our congregation’s response to real-life concerns that our pastors are hearing from church members.
Raising Young Children to Understand and Embrace Diversity
There are a lot of resources to help parents raise older children and youth to understand and embrace differences, including racial, ethnic, religious, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, abilities, and neurodiversity differences. But how can we help our younger children (birth to grade 4) to learn and live the Christian values of empathy, tolerance, curiosity, and acceptance of differences?
Diandra Entler, LCSW and therapist at Renew You Counseling Center in Chicago, will share practical strategies for raising children to be more comfortable and successful as they grow up in an increasingly diverse society.
Diandra writes, “From a very young age, I have been interested in learning about the ways our experiences inform our development and how we engage in relationships. I received my bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana- Champaign. I then completed my master’s degree in Child Development from Erikson Institute and training at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Hospital of Chicago before beginning my career as a Certified Child Life Specialist. After working in various medical settings supporting medically complex children and their families, I felt a need to better understand how societal events and attitudes influence the healing process. I returned to Erikson Institute to complete a master’s degree in social work. Following graduation, I worked at a community non-for-profit as a Child Parent Psychotherapist utilizing attachment theory and relationship to support family healing and mutual understanding following traumatic events.”
Centennial Room or on Zoom (Your Choice!): https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81516277544,
Or call in: (312) 626-6799, meeting ID: 815 1627 7544
This event is ideal for parents of young children, grandparents, teachers – or anyone involved in the lives of little ones. Invite friends, co-workers, neighbors, and family members – anyone you think could benefit from this conversation.
If you need childcare for this event, please let Pastor Jeffrey know by Sunday, April 3.