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Black Parent Four Part Workshop

September 23 @ 12:00 pm - October 28 @ 1:30 pm

This workshop is for Black/African parents.

Thank you for your interest in joining us as we explore together the specific needs of Black children and the Black parenting experience.

NOTE: Registration is for all four workshop dates.


September 23, 2022 12:00pm-1:30pm
September 30, 2022 5:00pm-6:30pm​
October 7, 2022 12:00-1:30pm
October 28, 2022 12:00pm-1:30pm


My name is Keyonia Williams, LCSW, CEO of Healing Black Souls. I’m originally from Newark, NJ and it was there that I was able to grow, learn, and develop a strong cultural identity and sense of Black pride. From a very young age I knew that I wanted to do something that would help enrich and empower the lives of others. I’ve always had a passion for underserved and unprivileged communities of people. This is one of the things that lead me to study social work. I graduated from Walla Walla University in 2008 with my Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and in 2009 with my Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work.

I have spent the last 15 years in the mental health field in a number of different capacities. I have provided home visiting services to families involved with the Department of Human Services providing them with the skills to become self-sufficient and independent. I have also worked as a foster home advocate managing and licensing foster and adoptive homes. During that time, I provided home studies for international adoptions as well. I have taught parenting classes and provided individual parent coaching for parents with small children as well. As a mental health therapist, I have been providing counseling services to families and individuals struggling with trauma, abuse, and addiction issues. I have also facilitated trauma recovery groups. My strengths include working with individuals who struggle with depression, PTSD, anxiety, grief & loss, parenting challenges, and low self-esteem.

I currently specialize in culturally specific counseling, coaching, and consulting for individuals, groups, organizations, and families. I believe in the power of change and that is what motivates me to continue to do this work. My goal is to serve my community by educating, supporting, and empowering. Therefore, my approach is to help each person, family, or organization to reach their highest potential.

We will cover the following topics:

  • The impacts of racism and historical/generational trauma on Black parents and children
  • Creating a Safe Haven for your Black children, in the home
  • Talking to Black Children about race and racism
  • Supporting Black children in developing a strong cultural identity
  • Alternatives to spanking and yelling
  • Building a healthy relationship with your child

Please email us at tioinfo@pdx.edu with any questions.

Black Parenting Four-Part Workshop

Training/event signup form with registration limit of 20 that is open from Aug 24 to Sep 30, 2022

Event Registration for Black Parenting Four Part Workshop

September 23, 2022 12:00pm-1:30pm
September 30, 2022 5:00pm-6:30pm​
October 7, 2022 12:00-1:30pm
October 28, 2022 12:00pm-1:30pm

To sign up for this TIO Event, please complete this registration form. A confirmation will be sent to you via email.

Are you a Black/African parent?(Required)
Will you be able to attend all four workshops?(Required)
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September 23 @ 12:00 pm
October 28 @ 1:30 pm