RESOURCES FOR YOU
Want to learn more about brain development, building resiliency or the impact of toxic stress on young children? Visit our Adverse Childhood Experiences page for loads of resources-from articles to video it is chock full of things for you!
Learn about building strong families and how we are working to build resiliency in children and families.
Books are incredibly powerful tools and an important part of your child's development. We have created several book lists for caregivers to refer to for their young children.
Talking to Kids about Racism and Social Justice
July 2020 Trauma Informed Consortium Newsletter - great info on what it means to be an Ally and a collection of resources to learn more about the history of social injustice
Autism Little Learners -Information on talking to kids about both racism, protests, and Coronavirus
Becoming Upended: Teaching and Learning about Race and Racism with Young Children and Their Families
Social Justice Resources- Talking to Young Kids about Social Justice
100 Race-Conscious Things You Can Say to Your Child to Advance Racial Justice
Raising Race Conscious Children
Teaching Tolerance: Race & Ethnicity
In times of crisis, people often reach back to their traditions, their ideals, their values. At the Child Abuse Council, we have our mission, our vision and our values as a guide. Our vision is to see all children raised in a safe, nurturing family environment, regardless of the color of their skin. Our values dictate that everyone should be treated with dignity and respect and we believe that children and families have the right to live without violence or neglect.
The past few months have been a period of intense anxiety and heartache for our country and our community. The COVID-19 pandemic, and its trail of disruption and loss, magnified the systemic injustices in our society that are currently being protested against. These two events, in such proximity to one another, have no doubt increased trauma exposure in families and led to difficult, but necessary discussions in our homes.
Racism thrives in silence. It is time to voice our frustration and anger by calling for change and finding hope in a situation that feels hopeless among people who feel helpless. Let’s work together to build a stronger, more resilient community by educating our children, ourselves, and our community on how we can listen better, raise the voices of those that need to be heard, and stand up for those facing injustice.