Parenting Practices and Their Impact on the Healthy Development of Children

Delaware County Intermediate Unit

Instructor: Marcy Witherspoon, MSW, LSW
2/22/16 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time

This course will address the manner in which we learn to be parents, the wide variety of parenting practices, and the cultural norms that are transmitted from one generation to another. By understanding how parenting impacts children’s behavior and development, we can create strategies in the classroom that counter some of the damaging effects of unhealthy parenting practices.

 By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify how we internalize the behaviors of our own parents/caregivers and how they show up in our work with children and in our own parenting
  • Discuss diverse parental practices and how culture plays a part in the perpetuation of these practice
  • Use classroom strategies that target positive reinforcement

Training provided by the Health Federation of Philadelphia's Multiplying Connections Initiative through a grant from Philadelphia Health Management Corporation's  (PHMC) Southeast Regional Key (SERK) Program

Registration is open to all, and is done online through the You will need to create a login through PaKeys to register.

Questions? Call or Email Monica Sullivan 215-977-8990

For the full 2015-2016 Health Federation Keystone Stars course catalog click here: Early Childhood Education Catalog


DCIU- 200 Yale Avenue, Morton, PA

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