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Know me, don’t judge me! Misinterpretations between Latin@ parents and their children

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

_MG_4189Throughout Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month this February, our advice has been to talk with the young people in your lives about healthy relationships. But what do those conversations actually look like? Latin@ youth today are growing up in a world very different from the one that their parents and mentors grew up in. They are navigating competing pressures from elders, cultural values and expectations, and peers and social media. Unfortunately, in some cases this can lead to misunderstandings between Latin@ parents and children when addressing issues regarding healthy relationships, teen dating violence and sexual assault.

In the webinar “Know me, don’t judge me! Misinterpretations between Latin@ parents and their children,” Nallely Castro Montoya, Youth Initiatives Specialist and Lois Gutierrez, Youth Family Advocate at Casa de Esperanza, explore common misunderstandings that can occur between parents and children when talking about these important issues. Topics covered include identifying gender roles that can interfere with family expectations, navigating the new world of social media while keeping family values intact, and developing strategies to deepen conversations with young Latin@s around healthy relationships and healthy sexuality. This webinar is meant to support parents, mentors, and youth practitioners in their goals of helping youth make healthy decisions in all facets of their lives.

To watch this webinar in English, click here or watch below.

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