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Not What We Teach But How We Do It: Shifting “Discipline under Fire”

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Amherst H. Wilder Foundation

451 Lexington Parkway North

Saint Paul, MN 55104

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Shifting “Discipline under Fire” Parenting Practices through Modeling and Cultural Self Respect for Parents and Providers alike in Trauma Informed Parent Education



CEU application pending for Board of Social Work, Board of Marriage & Family Therapy, and Board of Behavioral Health

Community educators, case managers and skills workers are at high risk for burn out when they perceive constant pressure to “fix” trauma’s impact within families. Burnout prevention in skills work begins with knowing that “they don’t care what you know until they know you care."

Veteran educators Vicki Fitzgerald and Bao Moua will use humor, active discussion and practice exercises to inspire participants to a) “model vs teach” parents to decipher their emotional attachment to the discipline style they learned; b) empower positive control and safety with families through learning their history and telling stories; and c) decrease isolation and instill hope for parents and educators alike through learning to trust their own unique experiences and the cultural wellness embedded in learning to survive.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  1. Claim modeling and engagement as their most valued educator skill through practice in approaching families in non-threatening, non-judging ways.
  2. Provide parents with information in ways that empower them with the courage and commitment needed to change destructive parenting patterns.
  3. Provide parent education within a cultural framework that validates and takes into consideration their own, as well as parents’ different cultural learning styles, ethnic, cultural and spiritual values and family and historical experiences.
  4. Decrease isolation and burn out in themselves, as well as parents, through learning to respond vs. react to disrespectful behavior and modeling a process approach to discipline.

Presenter Biography

Vicki Fitzgerald is certified as a Master Facilitator/Trainer with Parenting across Cultures and The Race Equality Foundation. Vicki has been providing the “Strengthening Multi-Ethnic Families and Communities” (SMEFC) curriculum since 1991, having been trained directly by Dr. Steele before her passing in 2011. Vicki has worked with parents in the U.S., and has trained trainers in both the U.S. and the U.K. Prior to her work with SMEFC, Vicki served as Lead Family Service Provider with Ramsey County Child Protective Services, providing in-home, individual parenting education. Vicki has over 30 years’ experience providing parent education. Vicki believes that parenting is “the most valuable job that you get no compensation for” and that all parents should have affordable, acceptable, and accommodating access to the strategies and tools they need to best support their own needs and the needs of their children.

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Amherst H. Wilder Foundation

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