Michelle Johnson comes to UMOJA MN

Research has shown that children who leave foster care without an ethnic identity develop a system identity which is damaging and life-altering in many negative ways. Adopted children and adults can experience similar fates without intervention from parents and other professionals. This workshop will explore ways in which parents can validate their child’s birth culture and adoptee identity through oral and written stories.

PANEL DISCUSSION: Strategies a Village Uses to Parent Children of Color

To wrap up our parent sessions on Saturday, June 18th, we will be hosting a panel discussion – Strategies a Village Uses to Parent Children of Color. Facilitated by: Ken Pugh, MA. 75 year old African American male born and raised in St. Paul. Certified Cultural Competency trainer/facilitator. Former Evolve Social Worker. African American Cultural