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- BACK TO SCHOOL / REOPENING SCHOOL
- DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION
- WHAT'S COVID-19
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Taarika Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit mental health organization that focuses on mental health in children and adolescents.
With both their Podcast- "Mindful, Beautiful and Thriving" and their new Youtube channel- "Supporting the Whole Child" (launched on World Mental Health Day- October, 10th 2020), they hope to raise awareness about mental health in children and adolescents.
Leena A. Khanzode MD, is the President of the Taarika Foundation, Director of Silicon Valley Psychiatry, LLC, Adjunct Lecturer, and Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Stanford University.
The importance of clean air in classrooms—during the pandemic and beyond. By Brown Center Chalkboard.
What Is It That Keeps Most Little Kids From Getting Covid-19? Young children have consistently been slow to catch and spread Covid-19. Experts have a few hunches why.
How to Entertain Your Kids This Summer? Maybe Don’t. You can keep your family safe and sane by encouraging old-school play, embarking on some D.I.Y. projects and, yes, even embracing boredom.
Teachers Around the World Tell Us Reopening Is Tough, but Joyful. In countries where schools are reopening, over 600 teachers shared their experiences.
American Academy of Pediatrics Guidance for the reopening of schools.
How can you make a difference to curtail racism and injustice?
Conversations with children about racism and injustice can be very challenging. Here you will find developmentally appropriate strategies, depending on your children's age, for engaging in a healthy dialogue about diversity, equity & inclusion.
Talk to your children about compassion and tolerance.
- Teaching Tolerance provides resources for talking to kids about race and racism
- HealthyChildren.org – Talking to Children about Racial Bias
- Resilience: Uplifting Youth Through Healthy Communication About Race
- Resources for Talking about Race, Racism and Racial Violence with Kids
- Understanding Race and Privilege (National Association of School Psychologists)
Read books and articles together as a family to support conversations on race, racism, and resistance.
Raising Race Conscious Children: a resource for talking about race with young children
A 'resource roundup' on Your Kids Aren't Too Young to Talk About Race.
Talking to Children After Racial Incidents by Howard Stevenson, a clinical psychologist at Penn GSE
How Should Teachers and Parents Talk to Kids about Police Violence? From The Washington Post
Talking Race with Young Children from NPR
How to Talk to Kids about Race and Racism from Parent Toolkit
Talking to Kids about Race from National Geographic
Not my Idea by Anastasia Higginbotham
Something Happened in our Town by Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins and Ann Hazzard
The Conscious Kid website is worth a look for literature geared toward younger students and includes resources, interviews with authors and perspective taking on topics of racism and police brutality.
A collection of anti-racism resources for parents from Do Good Together.
10 tips for teaching and talking to kids about race from Embrace Race
Talking to Children About Racial Bias from Healthy Children
How to Talk to Kids About Tragedies in the Media from the Child Development Inst.
- Author Jason Reynolds helps young people understand what led to the protests we’ve seen over the past week and what children can do to build a less racist society.
- 11 movies that confront American racism - Films that challenge and rewire the imagination (from Vox)
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