Latinx Parenting believes passionately in shifting the paradigm of raising children towards creating a trauma-informed, healing centered, nonviolent and cultural sustaining approach where Latinx familias can nurture connection in their homes and culture in ways that support individual, family and intergenerational collective healing.
Leslie Priscilla Arreola-Hillenbrand is a first generation non-Black Chicana mother to three bicultural children. She is a descendant of Indigenous Tarahumara Rarámuri and Spanish lineages who has resided on occupied Tongva and Acjachemen land, also known as Orange County, CA, all of her life. Leslie shares her medicine by offering coaching, workshops, support, and advocacy for Latinx/Chicanx families locally, nationally, and internationally both in-person and online via the Latinx Parenting organization. She founded this bilingual organization and movement intentionally rooted in children's rights, social and racial justice, the individual and collective practice of nonviolence and reparenting, intergenerational and ancestral healing, cultural sustenance, and the active decolonization of oppressive practices in our families.
Leslie has facilitated in-person groups in both Spanish and English for thousands of parents, teachers, and professionals in schools, transitional homes, teen shelters, Wraparound programs, drug rehabilitation centers, and family resource centers throughout Orange County, CA and now world-wide virtually.
Invite Leslie to your speaking engagements and keynote addresses.
Karissa is a photographer and doula that is committed to helping families document milestones and their living history. After many years working in education she left the workforce to take on entrepreneurship, developing her hobby of photography and her passion to hold space, to support and nurture mothers professionally as a doula. As the Latinx Parenting Community Partnership Coordinator she supports the professional and social partnerships that bring trainings and workshops to the staff of organizations or social partnerships that have shared vision with the Latinx Parenting movement.
Annalia, or Annie, Velasco (She/Her) is a second- generation Mexican- American born and raised in Santa Ana, CA. Currently a junior in high school, Annie has worked as an assistant for Latinx Parenting since May of 2020. She is also an officer for a few clubs on her school campus rooted in academics, social justice and community service, as well as Model United Nations and Girl Scouts off campus. Once she graduates, Annie plans to study Critical Social Thought and Environmental Science at the collegiate level.
Our previous Interns
In partnership with Cal State Long Beach Department of Family and Consumer Sciences the following interns have supported and learned alongside our programming.
Frizzy Advocate of Children, Parents & Familias Ending Chancla Culture for life 🙋🏽♀️✊🏽
Comment GUIDE to receive the ✨FREE✨ Roots & Fruits of Chancla Culture Guide & Worksheet to support your parenting or Reparenting journey. This is the first of many freebies you’ll have the opportunity to utilize and benefit from. When you download it, let us know what you think. 💛🥰
Last year’s Latinx Heritage Month was SO BUSY and we’re already booking out this year’s. 🥳
Before I go into my *pitch* (I’ve been watching a lot of Shark Tank 😆 ), let me just say that we aren’t just important to bring in for those four weeks. EVERY single month and every day is an opportunity to increase cultural humility and sustenance and align with the values of liberation for Latinx people.
We have had one-time, quarter-long, and year-long partnerships with AMAZING partners that are not just talking the talk but walking the walk by hiring us for speaking, facilitating, training, and consulting. We do direct service and indirect too. 💐
With that said, Latinx Heritage Month is right around the corner and we're looking for new (or renewed!) partnerships that align with our values and mission to #EndChanclaCulture.
If you think your business or organization is a good fit, let's get a conversation going about how we can work together!
Schedule a call with us and we'll be more than happy to discuss a potential partnership with you.
We'll work closely with you to answer any questions you have, as well as brainstorm ideas and discuss marketing strategies with our team on how to build and nurture a successful partnership. Past Latinx Heritage Month partnerships include Zoom, Dropbox, Netflix, Outschool, and more. And that’s just corporate, not even all the wonderful nonprofits and hospitals we’ve been able to collaborate with.
Go to the 🔗 in our Bi0, or our website www.latinxparenting.org/for-professionals, or email Partnerships@latinxparenting.org
Using #restorativejustice to End Chancla Culture can have impact beyond the time children spend with their parents growing up.
One week from today (Sunday, August 6, 9-11:30am) we’re collabing with @latinxparenting to explore the intersections of this work!
“People will rail against adult domestic violence in one breath but then advocate for hitting children in the next.
Then they pretend like physical punishment doesn’t prime children to become future abusers and victims. It is the root. The foundation.
They act as if a child’s first model of intimacy with parents who humiliated and hit and manipulated them in the name of “love” plays no part in how they reenact these dynamics in their future intimate relationships.
What you do to a child you do to the future."
Share what you're doing for our future ancestors below! ❤️
#LatinxParenting #EndChanclaCulture #RaisingFutureAncestors #DecolonizeOurFamilias #IJustWantMiGenteToHeal #TheCycleStopsConmigo...