As a result of working with me, parents are more hopeful. They are making better connections with their teens.
I offer a twelve-week support group, with curriculum. I work closely with parents to study specific areas of discipline, increase their parenting skills, help navigate these challenges. My approach is strength based and culturally responsive. I help parents assess their current situation, make relationship goal, and develop and execute an action plan to meet those goals. Most importantly, parents realize that they are not alone and they feel supported. In the Immigrant Parent Support Group, parents are informed about different areas of the American culture, particularly; positive discipline, navigating the school system, and staying connected with their children. Both groups have a set curriculum to follow because we respect your time and your commitment to raising your teenager.
This course is ideal for parents who are feeling like they’re alone, helpless, and hopeless. Parents who are second-guessing themselves and their parenting decisions. Parents who are struggling to relate to their teens.
If you have difficulty connecting and understanding the challenging behaviors that your teen is experiencing then this course is for you.
As a result of working with me, parents are more hopeful. They are making better connections with their teens. She feel supported, while learning ways to establish themselves as the primary caring adult in their teen’s life. Parents better navigate the educational system and learn ways better bridge the American culture with their home culture.
We are an agency that provides residential and community based mental health services to a diverse group of people that live in Hennepin, Dakota, Anoka and Ramsey County. We hired Ann to do a training for our agency on Diversity. Ann has a genuine, approachable and passionate style in presenting. She was engaging and the training was interactive. She approached the topic of privilege, which can illicit discomfort in an audience, in an open and non-threatening manner. She was able to use humor and honestly in sharing her own background and cultural experiences. She led us through powerful exercises that still come up today on our teams. Because those seeds were planted, we continue to challenge ourselves and keep cultural awareness at the forefront of our work. Thank you, Ann,!
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I definitely feel as though I met my Personal Learning Goals! This class was so beneficial and I’m so glad I had the opportunity to take it. I must admit, I was cautious at the beginning if it was going to relate to my life or my students, but I was pleasantly surprised and wrong because I have learned SO much! I have been impacted greatly on the world, different classes and what some of the people in my life are going through. I will continue to use this information as well as pass it on to my assistant so she can better our students as well.
Ann was a great asset to our leadership team as we navigated change and the development of new elements for our preschool program. She helped us think about everything from logistics, marketing, community outreach, staff development, and many, many other important areas. Our time spent with her was always valuable as she helped us develop our own path to success.
Mrs. Ann Dillard is an angel from above who was sent down to save the youth and heal our black families! We love her with every fiber in our bodies!
Ann has the warmth, smarts, courage, and humor to heal relationships. She's committed to nurturing wellness and has a deep respect for her clients' culture and strengths. I've had the pleasure of knowing Ann for over six years and would recommend her to individuals, adolescents, couples, and families. Atlanta is blessed to have this healer in their community!
Ms. Ann has been a grounding force for our son. She is like the giant willow in the yard...flexible, calming, meditative, confident. Thank you for all you have done for him. He misses you! (We all do!) - love from Minnesota
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