Parenting Across Color Lines Support Group

Monday, March 26, 2018
7:00 pm8:30 pm
Newman United Methodist Church, 2242 R Street, Lincoln, NE 68503
Parenting Across Color Lines Support Group

Parenting Across Color Lines (PACL) is an innovative approach to peer support and recovery for caregivers who are parenting trans-racially, are in an interracial relationship with bi-racial children, or adults who grew up trans-racially.

Many families are ill-equipped to help their children develop healthy racial identities in predominately white Nebraska. White parents do not understand their children's daily experiences. Children need acceptance of their experiences and validation from their parents to grow into a positive racial identity. This group has many benefits for families that attend by sharing information, having open discussions, exploring differences and sharing experiences and feelings. They also learn about different resources in the community and receive support from each other.

This is a monthly support group where children are welcome to attend. At the start of the meetings we will have thoughtful information that is connected to families, children and race and transition into discussion. We will also offer several family events throughout the year to include the children.