In April 2010 the BC Aboriginal Child Care Society (BCACCS) released its parenting resource, Bringing Tradition Home: Aboriginal Parenting in Today’s World (BTH). Today #BCACCScelebrates20 this popular training and highlights some of the feedback we have gathered over the years.
This training has helped support communities, parents, and children for almost 7 years. Since the first year it began BCACCS has been getting heartfelt responses from the families and communities that participate. “It’s powerful to realize that you don’t have to be a perfect parent and that the community can help support me,” BTH Participant.
As you may know, the program was designed on traditional values but relies on the input and expertise of individual knowledge keepers to add their knowledge and cultural ways for the benefit of parents in their own communities. Participants in the training have shared how important this is for them. “What stands out for me is that real connections are made between traditional ways of parenting and honouring culture,” BTH Participant.
The values infused in the training are: Respect, Belonging, Love, Honouring, Humility, Courage, Wisdom, and Generosity. Participants often share that the training has helped them identify deeper meaning or reconnect with past learning. “I realized that everyone can be a teacher, from Elders to babies, everyone has something to teach and learn,” BTH Participant.
Do you want to help us celebrate this training and share your feedback with #BCACCScelebrates20? We invite parent and communities that have taken part in our training to share their experiences by contacting communications[at]acc-society.bc.ca.
We offer early childhood development training workshops throughout BC. Workshops are offered by request and are provided on-site at both on and off-reserve communities. Training is designed to help parents, volunteers, early childhood educators and other staff members enhance the services they provide for Aboriginal children and families.