PIP is an 8 -week curriculum, developed by the National Indian Child Welfare Association, that provides practical and culturally specific training for American Indian and Alaska Native Parents. The training helps parents explore the values and attitudes expressed in traditional AI/AN child-rearing practices and apply them to modern parenting. The curriculum draws on the strengths of traditional Indigenous parenting practices using storytelling, cradleboard, harmony, lessons of nature, behavior management, and the use of praise. It also addresses the historic impact of boarding schools, intergenerational trauma and grief, and forced assimilation of parenting; it empowers Indigenous families to reclaim their right to their heritage to be positive parents.
Scheduled from April 28 to June 16th, 2021 – Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m.
Classes held at South Dakota Urban Indian Health Traditional Room
Please sign up by April 23rd, 2021! Limit of 10 parents!
Parent will receive a certificate of completion and a $20 gift car for successful completion of the 8-week class! Held in the traditional room @ SDUIH.
For more information please contact – Cultural Health Director: Theresa Henry; BA, HTMC, NICWA PIP Certified @ 605-335-2544.