Positive Indian Parenting
An 8-Week Group Positive Indian Parenting was developed by the National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) for American Indian and Alaska Native parents. The training helps parents explore the values and attitudes expressed in traditional AI/AN child-rearing practices and apply them to modern parenting. The curriculum draws on the strengths of traditional Indian parenting practices using storytelling, cradleboard, harmony, lessons of nature, behavior management, and the use of praise. It also addresses the historic impact of boarding schools, intergenerational trauma and grief, and forced assimilation of parenting; it empowers Indian families to reclaim their right to their heritage to be positive parents.
Facilitated by MELISSA D. SYRIA, LPC