- An upcoming 4-part series will highlight experts from an array of Metro Detroit educational institutions who will share important resources for parents of school-aged children during the COVID-19 pandemic
- In addition, weekly conversation groups allow parents to connect with one another to share concerns and ideas
- Presented by the Oakland Literacy Council with funding from the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
Oakland County, Michigan – Educators from an array of Metro Detroit educational institutions will share insights with immigrant and refugee parents of school-aged children during an upcoming online speakers’ series. Sessions provide learning tools for children of multiple ages, information on how to access community resources, and ways to reduce conflict with children and increase their competence. The sessions kickoff Thursday, October 15th and will be presented this month and next. To register for any session, please visit www.oaklandliteracy.com/eslparenthelp.
Immigrant and refugee parents are also offered the opportunity to join small, online parent conversation groups facilitated by a trained volunteer. These groups are designed to bring English-limited parents together to share their concerns about student learning and emotional well-being. Together the parents will share ideas and support one another. Their discussion topics may include technology issues, motivating children to engage in learning, where to go if there is a problem, and how to manage anxiety and depression. There are groups available for parents of elementary children, middle school, and high school youth. To find out more about the conversation groups, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The speaker series and conversation groups for parents are supported with funds from the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and presented by the Oakland Literacy Council.