What is PARENT?
PARENT is a 4-week program given by Samar M. Alzeer. Held in-person or online, in English or Arabic, she helps immigrants, refugees and community members heal and find inner peace so they can achieve their life goals. Using creative expression, parents and caregivers learn to overcome anxiety and cope with trauma or other challenges that they shape into a plan for their life. This positively impacts their family and future generations.
How can PARENT help me?
PARENT works within your culture so that you can heal and grow in a safe space without feeling judged.
PARENT builds core skills that all people need to live strong, healthy lives and achieve their personal dreams. These include self-awareness and mindfulness to understand and manage emotions and lower stress. Problem solving by using logical thinking, and coping skills to create positive outlooks. Improving or making strong connections using relationship skills. Feeling safe and confident in new places using social awareness. Knowing you are not alone, you have community support. PARENT helps build new habits and increase trust between family members.
“The quality of these sessions was impressive due to the originality of the core concepts taught as well as the variety of real-life examples and activities conducted in the session. Clients were impressed with the interactive methods, authentic approach and implementation of the core concepts for Cross-Cultural parenting. Every week, YMCA clients eagerly came and participated in these interactive sessions with full understanding of the positive impact these core concepts would have on their families and future participation in Canadian society.”
Susan Brennan Active Living Leader, YMCA Centre for Immigrant Program
What is a Change Maker?
Change Makers are leading the way to strong, inclusive communities by supporting Stigmafree mental health!
At the PARENT Change Maker workshop offered by life coach Zaina Tahboub, you will learn PARENT’s core principles, and coaching skills. Includes how to practice self-love and self-compassion, new ways to manage anxiety, depression and stress, forming healthy self-care habits and positive attitudes, and other key strategies. Upon completion you will receive a Change Maker Handbook and certificate.
How can I help my community as a PARENT Change Maker?
As a PARENT Change Maker, you will help by supporting caregivers and youth in your local community, or through our Open Access portal, by using the skills and strategies learned in the PARENT Change Maker workshop.
What is a PARENT Care Coach?
PARENT Care Coaches are staff and community members involved with immigration, refugees, and troubled youth.
The PARENT Care Coach Training offers new skills and strategies to help newcomers and youth achieve mental and emotional resilience so they can realize their dreams. Taught by Samar M. Alzeer and life coach Zaina Tahboub, participants will learn more in-depth PARENT skills. These include actively using self-awarenessand mindfulness, managing emotions, problem solving, social awareness, and balancing everyday responsibilities to lead a healthy life. Upon completion learners receive a Care Coach certificate.
How can I help my community as a PARENT Care Coach?
As a PARENT Care Coach, you will help caregivers and youth in your job and community, or through our Open Access portal, by using the in-depth skills and strategies learned in the PARENT Care Coach training.
Partner with PARENT: Lead in Inclusivity
We partner with community organizations, non-profits, schools, universities, human rights associations, governments and other agencies and individuals to offer practical, affordable and inclusive mental health solutions.
PARENT offers the core skills all people need to thrive and achieve their goals. You can lead the way to social equality by hosting PARENT in your organization.
Build Better Futures as a PARENT Sponsor!
“Sponsorship gave me the confidence to verbalize how I was experiencing the organization differently than others so that we could address those differences. That confidence and the change we made, led me into new roles in diversity, equity and inclusion where I now lead change and make a difference every day for our organization, profession and diverse communities.”
CPA Former Co-Chair of the AICPA LGBTQ+ Initiatives Committee
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