Expired Positive Racial Socialization: Acknowledging Oppression and Promoting Agency

Join us for Ackerman’s new free webinar series for parents and caregivers. Created by family therapy experts, these webinars are designed to help parents and caregivers to support their child’s mental health across a diverse range of subjects. Webinars are free to attend and will be held online via Zoom.

Program Description:

As parents/caregivers of Black, Indigenous, People of Culture (BIPOC) how do you provide loving guidance that both acknowledges systems of oppression, and promotes your children’s agency, dignity, physical and emotional safety, and belonging?

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to explain a racial socialization framework for positive youth development. We will discuss human development, and practice protective and proactive approaches to caregiving. These approaches will include how to call out systems that are inequitable and unjust, call in community members, and provide structure, nurturance, and engagement to our children.


Melba Nicholson Sullivan, PhD is the CEO/Founder of Freedom Flow Solutions, LLC and Sage Psychological Services, PLLC. She is a licensed clinical-community psychologist and performing artist. Her more than 25-year career has focused on working with organizations, communities, families, and individuals to promote a sense of being seen, heard and valued. Her work focuses on navigating traumatic stress and nurturing children, families, communities, schools, and organizational capacity to thrive.
Using theater arts, contemplative practice, and body-based approaches, Dr. Nicholson Sullivan trains and advises global organizations. She is a member of Ackerman Institute for the Family’s Foster Care and Adoption Project, and the Brooklyn Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Moreover, she serves as Board President at The Co-op School in Brooklyn, NY.

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  • May 18, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Melba Nicholson Sullivan, PhD

Location:   Online Event


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