NYSPEP'S mission is to promote and improve parenting education, in order to enhance parenting skills, knowledge and behavior.



The NYSPEP Annual Member Meeting was held on June 5th, 2019 this year at the Carondelet Hospitality Center in Latham, NY. The theme for the day was Building Supportive Relationships While Working Respectfully with Families. Our keynote speaker, Julika von Stackelberg kicked us off with a presentation on working respectfully with all families and discussed our current systems and structures as well as how implicit bias plays a role in all our lives. Julika shared a video created by PBS called "Implicit Bias: Peanut Butter, Jelly and Racism" In the afternoon, we were joined by a panel of four experienced individuals in the field of parenting education. Don Campbell shared his experience working as a fathering specialist in Queens, NY while Priscilla Shorter shared her experience raising her son as a young mother navigating through the healthcare systems. Jackie and Michael Campbell share their experience as facilitators of the Effective Black Parenting Curriculum in Rochester, NY. Our Parent Leader, Kara Georgi continued the conversation with participates through a community cafe discussion. Participates shared their thoughts, ideas and experience and the relevance of the theme for the day through the cafe discussion.  NYSPEP would like to thank our speakers for the day, the planning committee for putting the day together and our participates for their enthusiasm and dedication to parenting education. We hope to see you next year!

Do Fathers Matter? What Science Is Telling Us About the Parent We’ve Overlooked by Paul Raeburn

Between the World and Me by Ta-Neshisi Coates

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson

Post Traumatic Slavery Syndrom by Joy Degruy

All God’s Children: The Bosket Family and the American Tradition of Violence by Fox Butterfield

How to Listen So Parents Will Talk & Talk So Parents Will Listen by John Sommers-Flannagan
and Rita Sommers-Flannagan

Working With Parents by Dolores Curran

When They Call You a Terrorist by Patrisse Khan-Cullors & Asha Bandele

Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi

White Fragility by Robin Deangelo

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Evicted by Matthew Desmond

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

White Rage by Carol Anderson, Ph.D.

The Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton, Ph.D.

Layla F. Saad, speaker, podcaster, author – Me And My White Supremacy http://laylafsaad.com/



Zinn Education Project www.zinnedproject.org

Facing our History and Ourselves www.facinghistory.org


Teaching Tolerance www.tolerance.org

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) on diversity https://www.nais.org/magazine/independent-school/fall-2018/






The Impact of Trauma on Parenting (PowerPoint)

Parenting with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and ACEs -- Resource List


Working with Immigrant and Refugee Parents