Time & Location
Mar 30, 2023, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM CDT
About the event
Building Strong Children and Families: A Learning Series with CASA
Louisiana CASA is excited to host our second webinar series, Building Strong Children and Families. This series is brought to you in parntership with the Louisiana Children's Trust Fund so we are required to ask participants certian demagraphic questions during registration. Once you register, an email will be sent to you that includes the link to join the webinar. We hope to see you there!
Building Strong Children: Knowledge of Parenting
Join Louisiana CASA for our Building Strong Children and Families Learning Series. The sixth session in this public educational series is Knowledge of Parenting. Research shows that parents who understand child developmental stages are more likely to be consistent with rules and expectations and will communicate more effectively with their children. Parents who understand their child's changing needs over time and how to adjust their parenting style based on the child's needs and temperament will experience less stress in parenting and reduce their risk for child abuse and neglect. This presentation with feature parenting programs that are accessible in Louisiana communities.
About the Speaker
Melanie Richardson is a native New Orleanian who has been working in the fields of mental health and education for over 20 years. She is the Co- Founder, Executive Director, and Director of Parent Learning at Training Grounds, a non-profit that works with parents caretakers to promote healthy child development, appropriate adult-child interactions, and positive social and emotional skills. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame, her Masters in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Specialist in Community College Teaching from Arkansas State University. Melanie is committed to educating families and professionals and removing institutional disincentives, impediments, and other barriers in order to increase the academic success of minority and low-income students.