We at the National Home Visiting Resource Center stand in solidarity with those speaking out against our country’s pervasive history of racial violence, including the recent killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and Tony McDade by police and individuals. We also applaud our funders, the Heising-Simons and Robert Wood Johnson Foundations, for their recent statements of solidarity and ongoing support of initiatives to fight injustice and inequity.
We feel the NHVRC can best support this movement by connecting home visiting professionals with resources that help them understand the impact of racism on children and families and initiate difficult, yet critical conversations at work and home. Below is our list of such resources, which we will update in the weeks ahead. We encourage our readers to send their feedback and additions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Impact of Racism on Child and Adolescent Health (American Academy of Pediatrics)
- Talking to Kids About Discrimination (American Psychological Association)
- Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners (Common Sense Media)
- Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism. A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids and Families (CNN/Sesame Workshop)
- How to Talk to Kids About Race (The Conscious Kid)
- Kids, Race and Unity: A Nick News Special (Nick)
- Looking for Excellent “Diverse” Books for Children? Start Here! (EmbraceRace)
- Talking About Race (National Museum of African American History & Culture)
- Talking Race With Young Children (NPR)
- Teaching Tolerance lessons and classroom resources for K-2 (Southern Poverty Law Center)
- One Talk at a Time Program (University of North Carolina at Greensboro Department of Psychology)
- Racism and Violence: Using Your Power as a Parent to Support Children Aged Two to Five (ZERO TO THREE)
- Maternal and Child Health Inequities Emerge Even Before Birth (ZERO TO THREE/Child Trends)
- Your Age-by-Age Guide to Talking About Race (Parents)