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Coming Together with Sesame Street: Resources for Racial Justice

Tue July 27th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT

Free

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About This Webinar:

All kids need a strong individual and group identity, but racism hurts the healthy development of both. Racism hurts our entire society. Whether you and the children in your care are directly affected by racism or you’re allies of those who are, engaging honestly and directly with little ones is the beginning of building racial literacy (the skills needed to talk thoughtfully about race and to identify and respond to racism).

Learn about new resources from your friends at Sesame Street to develop children’s understanding, curiosity, resilience, and empathy—and to prepare for the task of building a better world by standing up, standing tall, and standing together.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this webinar presentation, attendees will be able to:

  1. Discuss communication strategies and concepts connected to racial literacy
  2. Navigate Sesame resources connected to Racial Justice
  3. Create and curate learning opportunities to share with children, caregivers, and providers!

Presenter

Headshot of Antonio Freitas

Antonio Freitas is a Senior Content Manager with the Sesame Workshop. Here, he works to build content for Sesame Street in Communities and Sesame Street for Military Families, and professionally trains parents and providers on ways to implement these resources in their work with children.

Antonio has worked to create, implement, and refine professional development programs for Early Childhood educators at national, city, and organizational levels for over 15 years. He also works as an adjunct professor within the Teacher Education Department of the Borough of Manhattan Community College. Antonio holds a Bachelors of Social Work from Seattle University and a Master’s in the Science of Teaching from Pace University. 

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

MFLN Family Development and Family Transitions will apply for the following Continuing Education (CE) credits:

  • Social Work, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists: Programming approval for CE credits will be obtained for Social Work, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist from the UT Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work.
  • Certified Family Life Educators (CFLEs): This webinar will offer Contact Hours from the National Council on Family Relations to CFLE’s.
  • Case Managers: This program will be submitted to the Commission for Case Manager Certification for approval to provide board-certified case managers with clock hours.
  • Certificates of completion will also be available for providers interested in documenting their training activities.

Please revisit this page after the live webinar for updated information on the above CE credits. For questions about continuing education opportunities, email MFLN FD at mflnfamilydevelopment@gmail.com.

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Additional materials and resources coming soon!