Nineteen families from Needham and Animas Valley Elementary School participated in the workshop, which focused on psycho-emotional concerns around identity, academics, and social-emotional health. De Pablo spoke about the different ways parents discipline their children. Her goal was to strengthen and inspire parents. "She worked to awaken the unique abilities in each one so that through responsibility, love, and the clear demonstration of it, they feel capable of supporting their children on their path to maturity," said Hernandez.
Hernandez said 19 parents attended from both Needham and Animas Valley Elementary School. All parents participated with enthusiasm and connected well, sharing personal experiences and asking many questions.
"The workshop was emotional," said Hernandez. "They truly enjoyed it. Parents have shared that they are noticing and feeling that we are committed to providing a safe space for the Hispanic community – a place where they feel welcome."