Peers4Parents, supporting parents from different cultures and growing together

Peers4Parents, supporting parents from different cultures and growing together

Peers4Parents, supporting parents from different cultures and growing together

Inspirational talk229Leonieke Boogaard, Peers4Parents, Netherlands

MississippiFri 10:30 - 12:00

Practice based

Peers4Parents is a Dutch organization, inspired by the SENG (Social and Needs of the Gifted) Model Parent Groups, with approximately 80 trained facilitators all over the country.

These facilitators aim to support parents in raising their gifted children and supporting their emotional development by organizing a diversity of activities.

However, it has been proven difficult to reach parents with a bicultural/migration background. A small group of facilitators has therefore organized meetings specifically targeted towards these parents, during which they can experience one Peers4Parents meeting. Afterwards, parents can decide whether they want to sign up for the full program.

These ‘experiences’ are a great opportunity to investigate how the program could/should be adapted for this special target group. We would like to share our findings, so that parent groups all over the world, can better target all audiences and become more ‘inclusive’ organizations for all gifted children and their families.

_PARENTS, _PRACTITIONERS, _PSYCHOLOGISTS, _RESEARCHERS, Bicultural/ migration background, Children and parenthood, Emotional needs
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