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Trauma-Informed Storytelling with Piper Anderson
Child care workers and parents are on the frontlines of the child care crisis in the U.S. They understand better than anyone the consequences of a failing child care system on families and communities, so their stories are essential to understanding why equitable well-funded child care infrastructure is necessary. Stories of impact are vital to these advocacy efforts, but being the person constantly called upon to share your experience can take an emotional and mental toll overtime. This workshop is for parents and child care workers who want to learn how to care for themselves as they engage in advocacy storytelling. Through reflective prompts, discussion, and mindfulness exercises participants will define their own boundaries around when and how to share their experiences and create their own personal self-care toolkit.
Who Pays the True Cost of Care with UC Berkeley’s Center for the Study of Child Care Employment (CSCCE)
Learn about how racism and sexism have impacted the history of early educator compensation, and how it manifests in present day disparities for educators of color and educators who work with infants and toddlers. We will also learn about how inadequate compensation intersects with the high cost to parents. In our discussion, we will dive into this intersection, how the labor of BIPOC communities is exploited and how we can fight together to change this. After providing some state-level examples of policies and coalitions working to change this, we will explore your ideas for solutions that address equity, better pay and working conditions for early educators, and affordability for families.
Story Stewards: Part II of Trauma-Informed Storytelling with Piper Anderson
In this training, we will explore what it means to be a story steward; an ethical approach to collecting and sharing stories that honor the agency of the storyteller. Participants will understand how to facilitate a trauma-responsive approach to testimonial-based advocacy.
Workshop: How Parent Voices California Won Affordable Child Care
Want affordable child care? Organize parents and win! Learn from Parent Voices about the California campaign to extend zero copays for 370,000 families and cap fees at 1% for those earning above 75% of state median income. The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) will also be there to share more on efforts to address parent fees in other legislative efforts.
Workshop: How Stabilization Cliffs Will Impact Families & Providers
On September 30, 2023, child care for millions of children and families nationwide could begin to disappear, with dire consequences for children, families, early educators, and state economies. Join us on July 19th as we talk with Julie Kashen of The Century Foundation to discuss their latest report underscoring the urgent need for immediate funding and long-term comprehensive solutions at the federal level that offer safe, nurturing, and affordable child care options to every family.
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