Strengthening Intergenerational/ Inter-cultural Ties in Immigrant Families | 2017
The overall goal of the Strengthening Intergenerational/Inter-cultural Ties in Immigrant Families (SITIF) Program is to improve the intergenerational relationship of families by increasing parents’ sense of self-efficacy and effective parenting of their children. The populations engaged in the SITIF Program are immigrant parents and/or primary caregivers seeking to improve parenting skills to effectively discipline and nurture their children. The curriculum has been applied to immigrant parents of various ethnic origins, and is currently available in English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Spanish. This track will focus on the Asian communities.
Cultural and linguistic barriers as well as acculturation stress leave many immigrant parents feeling overwhelmed and stressed by conflicts with their children. Parents often feel helpless and hopeless in terms of their parenting ability while their children often feel “trapped” between two cultures and perceive their parents as unnecessarily strict, unfair, or not understanding of their struggles. Without timely and culturally competent intervention, family ties and parenting relationships are strained and the risk of developing emotional and/or behavioral problems increases for the children.
The three core components of the SITIF Program, each of which has incorporated Asian cultural and parenting values and approaches, are:
To implement 10 to 15 “Community Education/Outreach Workshops” and conduct four “Bicultural Parenting Class Series” per year with each specific Asian immigrant parent group (i.e. Chinese, Korean, or Vietnamese), the following staffing is suggested:
For more information on SITIF, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who can participate?
Organizations may propose a team of three to five members. Strong preference will be given to AANHPI-serving organizations that can provide a project director (manager or supervisor), as well as bilingual parent/family specialists and community organizers.
Questions to consider before applying for Strengthening Intergenerational/ Inter-cultural Ties in Immigrant Families
Are you ready to implement the SITIF program? Prior to filling out the application, please review the Readiness Checklist (pdf) to learn more about what is required to implement this program.
What is required of participants?
Recognizing that it takes more than a 2-1/2 day training to implement new programs, SAMHSA requests that participating teams commit to the full NNEDLearn 2017 training model which includes: Prepare; Learn; Implement; and Sustain. Read more about NNEDLearn 2017.
Objectives and expectations for each NNEDLearn stage for SITIF are as follows:
The first stage of NNEDLearn involves preparing the NNED Partner team for the Learn stage (on-site training), and requires that team members:
From March 26-29, teams will attend a 2½ day training at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya in Santa Ana Pueblo, NM. Participants will learn:
After the Learn stage (on-site training), all SITIF teams will receive ongoing coaching to help support uptake of the practice. Team members will:
NNED Partner teams are expected to pursue efforts to sustain the practice and to demonstrate outcome and impact as appropriate. Teams will have the opportunity to:
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NOTE: Information for all webinars and coaching sessions will be posted on the Discussion Forum. Selected participants will gain access to the Discussion Forum upon acceptance.
Email NNEDLearn@nnedlearn.net for any questions related to NNEDLearn 2017.