Host Family Webinar Series
30 minutes | Flexible session dates available | Increase your cultural awareness as a host family
Au Pair in America is offering 12 cross cultural education webinars for host families throughout the month of October. Those families with an au pair already in the home are obligated to attend at least one webinar and/or an event offered by the local community counselor. It is a Department of State requirement for host families to attend a cross cultural educational event at least once a year.
Department of State Requires all program sponsors to:
Advise all selected host families of their obligation to attend at least one family day conference to be sponsored by the au pair organization during the course of the placement year. Host family attendance at such a gathering is a condition of program participation and failure to attend will be grounds for possible termination of their continued or future program participation;
Please click on the link below for dates and times and register. All times listed below are east coast time zone.
Webinar Topic 1
Culture Based Coping
What cultural aspects come to light when we navigate through a global pandemic? Let’s take a look at cultural differences, where we find unity as humans and how we might use empathy to best help each other to cope emotionally. We may just discover that 2020 is the year we co-create the world that we all wish to have.
- Sunday, Oct 4 ~ 8pm ET
- Thursday, Oct 15 ~ 4pm ET
- Thursday, Oct 29th ~ 11.30am ET
Webinar Topic 2
Partnering with your Au Pair during Remote Learning
APIA Orientation Trainer and Educator Sandee Plescia will lead a discussion about changes in US schools and educational systems due to Covid 19 and what this means for Host Parents and Au Pairs. Strategies for creating a successful host family/au pair partnership to provide a supportive learning environment for the children will be discussed.
- Tuesday, Oct 6 ~ 9pm ET
- Wednesday Oct 14 ~ 11.30am ET
- Thursday, Oct 22 ~ 3.30pm ET
Webinar Topic 3
How to have Productive, Painless Conversations with your Au Pair during a Pandemic…and Anytime
Are you hesitant to bring something up or are finding it increasingly difficult to communicate with your au pair? Are the issues new or are they old ones that have been magnified by the Pandemic? Good relationships require communication. We will discuss how to have those difficult conversations with your au pair – now and anytime.
- Thursday, Oct 8 ~ 8pm ET
- Tuesday, Oct 20 ~ Noon ET
- Sunday, Oct 25th ~ 8pm ET
Webinar Topic 4
Understanding Generation Au Pair
Can’t tell your TikTok from your Whatsapp? . . . this webinar is for you! We’ll talk about our modern au pair generation – what makes them tick and how we can better connect with one another.
- Tuesday, Oct 13 ~ Noon ET
- Sunday, Oct 18 ~ 8pm ET
- Wed, Oct 28th ~ 3pm ET