Webinar: Building family resilience and health in Yakima and the Valley
Presented by Minerva Pardo as part of the Washington State Essentials for Childhood five part ACES, Trauma and Resilience webinar series.
Minerva Pardo is originally from Mexico City. A passionate educator, she has been involved in the field for 30 years. In Mexico, she taught English as a Foreign Language to children, adolescents, and adults. She also founded a bilingual and bi-cultural elementary school in Mexico City. Minerva holds bachelor degrees in Bilingual Education and Psychology and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Education.
In 2012, Minerva moved to Yakima, WA where she continues to serve children and their families. As the Family Engagement Coordinator for the West Valley School District, she works with and supports students with significant ACEs scores.
Because of her work with the area’s Hispanic communities, Minerva saw the need to translate the Alliance’s Bringing the Protective Factors Framework to Life in Your Work curriculum for her parent trainings. Working with the Alliance, Minerva has been instrumental in translating ALL of the training materials into Spanish. A certified translator, she believes participants will always feel more comfortable working and learning when they can use their mother tongue.
Minerva Pardo, Family Engagement Coordinator in West Valley School District in Yakima and National Trainer for the National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds, will share how they are building family resilience and health in Yakima and the Valley. Helping Communities and Families to heal. Minerva led the effort to translate Strengthening Families Curriculum into Spanish and is training communities throughout the valley. She has also brought parenting sessions and after school clubs culturally relevant for the Spanish speaking families. It is inspiring to see the movement and momentum. Included will be Spanish resources for ACEs and Resilience Minerva and her network have found helpful.