Before They Hit
Before They Hit trainings are for teen mothers to premeditate good parenting and elimanate any ideas of incorporating violence into their plans of raising children. These workshops will be conducted through organizations that service young mothers.
Raise Your Skills and Not Your Hands
“Raise Our Skills, Not Our Hands,” is an 8-week parental training workshop, where parents learn greater techniques for getting greater outcomes when raising their children. The first half of the sessions deal with “past reflections.” Steps to enhance current family growth, are only made once we have addressed the parents’ past experiences. Participants engage in hands-on activities that review and breakdown their own past experiences for the first four weeks, and develop solutons for their current family problems during the second four weeks. Homework will be given to parents each week to enhance their family’s experience, on a gradient. Portions of the training will be videotaped and displayed at the culminating celebration, for participants to enjoy and view highlights of their experience. All activities in this workshop derive from the teaching and advice found in the book, Beating Black Kids, the facilitator’s book on not having to use corporal punishment to discipline children.
Parenting Power Hours
Parenting Power Hours are1-day sessions. These are shorter, in-house organizational trainings that help participants assess their challenges with children while working them toward solutions.
ASC's anti-corporal punishment training programs are based on the book, Beating Black Kids (BBK). BBK is a book about not having to hit children to rear them. These workshops help adults find better ways to rear children without using violence. People ask, “Where can we send people to experience your workshops?” ROSNOH sessions are the answer. The book is used to teach and encourage the paticipants who learn and develop all thoughout the training.
After hearing you speak, a paradigm shift was created for me. I never quite realized that in the wake of a parent's frustration, there were actually other things that could be done that didn't involve violence. I realized that many times adults just don't know what else to do to discipline their children.
Dale Wallace Thompson
New York Recovery Community Coalition, Co-Chair