4.2 Family Engagement Through Multiple Lens

Presenter: Luisa Olivo-Wolf

Title: Family Engagement Manager

Organization: York Community Progress Council

Co-Presenter: Lindsay Veres, Director, Self-Sufficiency Program, York Community Progress Council

Workshop Description
Using concepts from multiple frameworks, real life experience and dimensions of diversity and identity, this session will provide participants with opportunities for better understanding the culture of poverty and how to avoid deficit thinking with their families to move toward more meaningful interactions. This session will provide a foundational understanding of “Bridges Out of Poverty,” “ACES and Trauma”, Intersectionality and Cultural Influences and will focus on using strengths-based thinking, mental models and relationships to move toward a more genuine approach to positive child and family relationships.