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I Love Me! Nurturing Positive Self-Identity in Young BIPOC Children
One of the questions we most often hear at EmbraceRace is how can we - as parents, family members, and educators - best support the development of positive self-identity in young Black and Indigenous children and all children of color? What everyday actions can we take, what routine conversations can we have, to help BIPOC children learn to love all parts of themselves and engage the world as brave, strong, and resilient people confident in their racial identities?

We're delighted to be joined by pediatric psychologist Sadiqa Cash (a "Scholar, Connector, and Doer for Black Lives") and by former state Head Start administrator and "Head Start dad" Jonathan Gonzales for their well-informed takes on these questions. As always, we'll welcome your questions and comments.

Nov 30, 2021 08:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Sadiqa Cash
Dr. Sadiqa Cash is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist & Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Cash earned her Bachelor’s degree at Spelman College and PhD in clinical psychology at Howard University. In her clinical role, she conducts diagnostic evaluations for children and adolescents with concerns for Autism and other developmental disabilities at the Texas Children’s Hospital Meyer Center for Developmental Pediatrics & Autism. She also engages in Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion work through facilitating diversity trainings for improving cultural competence in professional care providers and trainees and is an active member in Texas Children’s Hospital Psychology Division’s Collaborative on Racial Equity and Inclusion for Black Youth.
Jonathon Gonzales
Jonathon is currently the State Family Program Director with the Arizona Army National Guard where he oversees the Family Readiness Support Assistant, Family Assistance Center, Work for Warriors, and Child and Youth teams. Formerly, he was the Family and Health Administrator with Catholic Charities Community Services Westside Head Start Program. Previously, he was the manager for Phoenix Children’s Hospital Center for Family Health and Safety. Jonathon worked as the State Director of the Arizona Head Start Association (AHSA) to strengthen member agencies and partners who enhance the lives of young children and families by serving as the unified voice of the diverse Head Start/Early Head Start community through advocacy, collaboration and education. A former Head Start parent, Jonathon is married with 3 children ages 25, 23, and 18.