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    Center for Family & Child Well-being shares resources
    Posted on 06/16/2020
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    This newsletter from the Center for Family and Child Well-being has valuable resources for action and family and self care for Black Lives.

    At CCFW, we believe that Black lives matter and we stand with those protesting injustice. We also recognize the impact that these events have on our community’s mental health and are committed to supporting children, youth and families’ well-being now and going forward.

    The difficult and painful events of the past weeks, combined with the disproportionate adverse effects of COVID-19 on communities of color, have starkly highlighted the pervasive effects of institutional and systemic racial inequity and injustice. 

    We are committed to taking action, supporting child and family well-being, and doing the difficult work of engendering growth and change in ourselves and our community. 

    Center for Child and Family Well-Being Team

    Actions and Growth

    We commit ourselves and invite our community to learn about institutionalized and systemic racism, to amplify Black voices and organizations, and to take actions to support social justice.

    The 30-Day Justice Plan by Shaan Merchant 
    This list includes important steps each of us can take to learn and to enact change.
    75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice
    An ongoing list of actions for white people to work towards achieving racial justice. 
    Anti-Racist Resources for Parents by the Program for Early Parents (PEPS) 
    A compilation of resources to learn, unlearn, and talk with your children about race.
    CCFW’s Resources for Conversations with Children about Race, Racism and Justice
    This list of webinars, websites and books support conversations in homes and classrooms about race and racism.
    CCFW’s Mindfulness Resources for Social Justice
    Mindfulness can offer a lens that supports both the inner work and intentional action that is required for deep and sustaining change. We have compiled a list with suggested books and other resources.

    Commitment to Well-Being

    We are committed to supporting the well-being of Black families and communities. Many people are looking for ways to heal and grow as we navigate these painful times. Mindfulness can help create space for all of the emotions we may experience and support us in identifying what is needed to heal and feel grounded.
    Liberate Meditation is a free app by and for Black, Indigenous, People of Color.
    Black Lives Matters Meditations for Racial Healing and Cultivating an Anti-Racist Mindset.
    Resources for Black Healing 
    A community generated list of resources for peace and healing during this time.
    Self-Care Tips for Black People 
    If images of Black suffering have left you feeling sad, angry and overwhelmed, here are some things you might do to get a tiny bit of relief.
    Family ­Care, Community Care and Self-­Care Tool Kit: Healing in the Face of Cultural Trauma by the Association of Black Psychologists, Community Healing Network, Inc., and Emotional Emancipation Circles.
    Racial Stress & Self-Care: A Parent Tip Tool by the American Psychological Association on how race-related stress affects you and your relationship with your child.

    Supporting Kids of Color in the Wake of Racialized Violence by EmbraceRace
    A two-part discussion between child psychologist Dr. Allison Briscoe-Smith, educator Dr. Sandra “Chap” Chapman, and a group of parents, teachers, and other caregivers concerned about black and brown children. 

    I still can’t breathe: supporting kids of color amid racialized violence by EmbraceRace
    Webinar with Dr. Allison Briscoe-Smith on what conversations we should having with children of color about policing, violence, safety, justice, and race