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PBS for Parents Resources for Talking to Young Children About Race and Racism [web resource]

Children are never too young to learn about diversity. As young as 3 months old, they may look differently at people who look like or don’t look like their primary caregivers. As parents and caregivers, we must have confidence in ourselves and in our children — that we, and they, can handle tough topics and tough situations. Read more »

California’s Reopening: See What’s Open and What’s Still Shut Down by County [web resource]

Do you have questions about whether childcare, summer camps, parks and playgrounds, swimming pools or other activities are open in your county?  Get the latest information on nine bay area counties in this handy database assembled by the San Francisco Chronicle’s digital team. Read more »

New Guidance for Planning for the Safe Reopening of Schools for the 2020-2021 School Year [downloadable]

The County of Santa Clara Public Health Department today issued detailed guidance for school administrators to help them prepare to welcome students back to school campuses for the 2020-2021 school year, with the protocols and policies in place to protect students and staff from COVID-19. Read more »

How Those With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Cope With Added Angst Of COVID

Before the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in the United States, Chris Trondsen felt his life was finally under control. As someone who has battled obsessive-compulsive disorder and other mental health issues since early childhood, it’s been a long journey. Read more »

County of Santa Clara Public Health: Emotional Needs and Risk for Young Children and Teens During Shelter-in-Place [video]

Santa Clara County’s behavioral health and trauma experts talk about caring for the emotional needs of children and teens during COVID-19. This video features Jaquelyn Torres, LMFT and Director of Uplift Family Services. Read more »

Podcast Series: Teaching Hard History — American Slavery

What we don’t know about American slavery hurts us all. From Teaching Tolerance and host Hasan Kwame Jeffries, Teaching Hard History brings us the lessons we should have learned in school through the voices of leading scholars and educators. It’s good advice for teachers, good information for everybody. Read more »

Anti-Racist Resources from Greater Good [web resource]

The mission at the Greater Good Science Center is to elevate the human potential for compassion. In response to the killing of unarmed black people by police, Greater Good gathered pieces from Greater Good magazine that explore our potential to reduce prejudice in society and in ourselves. Read more »

Teaching Hard History — American Slavery [downloadable]

Teaching Hard History — American Slavery is the product of a multi-year collaboration among Teaching Tolerance, educators, and scholars. The goal of the project is to inspire a widespread commitment to robust and effective teaching about American slavery in K–12 classrooms. Read more »

Justice in June [web resource]

It all started with a conversation between two best friends and former college roommates, Bryanna Wallace and Autumn Gupta. Gupta, as a person of color, but not a member of the black community, was inspired to learn more about racial injustice.

The result was Justice in June, a resource compiled by Gupta with Wallace’s oversight for the purpose of providing a starting place for individuals trying to become better allies. Read more »

National Museum of African American History and Culture Web Portal: Talking About Race [web resource]

Everyone has a racialized identity.
Racialized identity has a major impact on a person’s life.
Race is a defining social construct in American life.

Talking about race, although hard, is necessary. The National Museum of African American History and Culture has created an online portal called Talking About Race with tools and guidance to empower your journey and inspire conversations. Read more »

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