Webinar from the Children's Safety Network
Webinar from the Children's Safety Network
The theme of Black History Month 2021 is "The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity," chosen by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASAALH).
Here are just a few ways that you can learn about Black history, contemporary Black culture and experiences, and continue to commit yourself to antiracist action in your professional and personal life:
Find out what programs your local public library is hosting. For example, Denver Public Library will host Medicines of the Black American Captive with Community Herbalist Monticue Connally on Feb 22 and Jefferson County Public Library will host a conversation about How to Talk to Kids About Race with Janet R. Damon on February 17.
Let families know about EMBRace, a culturally-based therapeutic program that encourages African American youth ages 10-14 and their families to confront and resolve racial stress and trauma together. Participating families will meet online with a trained therapist once a week for 7 weeks with the goals of reducing racial stress, promoting family bonding, and improving psychological well-being. Families who complete the program receive a $100 gift card. Interested families should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details
Virtually attend one of ASAALH's events, including their marquee event on February 20, a conversation with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham about popularizing Black history through the heritage of African American families and their search for roots.
Read a book - or read to the children in your life. Start by checking out the Black History Picks! curated by Detroit Book City or Children's Books that Celebrate Diverse Stories curated by Anti-Racism Daily (ARD) Reads.
Get ideas for actions you can take to dismantle white supremacy by signing up for the Anti-Racism Daily newsletter.
Celebrate Black legacy in the U.S. by signing up for the 28 Days of Black History virtual exhibition.
Watch Happy Birthday, Dr. Justina Ford anytime this month to learn more about the first female African American licensed doctor in Colorado. Dr. Ford worked in Denver's Five Points community and provided medical care to everyone, regardless of race, class, or citizenship status. Dr. Ford's home now houses the Black American West Museum.
You would do anything to protect the little loves in your life. Make sure their car seats are used and installed right when you meet virtually with a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) during a FREE National event on February 13th! Sign up here: bit.ly/39pbYOH for a virtual car seat assistance appointment.
The event is free, but caregiver registration is required. With many services still suspended due to COVID-19, or perhaps cancelled with the winter months, this is a great option for caregivers. The virtual checks are conducted one-on-one between the caregiver and CPST. Each appointment typically runs about 45-50 minutes and during that time, the CPST will review the seat selection, harnessing, how to adjust for growth, and then review the caregivers installation.
DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia) Regional CPS (Child Passenger Safety) Network is sponsoring this national virtual car seat check event.
The Colorado Home Visiting Task force is surveying parents and caregivers as part of an effort to improve and expand home visitation in the state. If you, or people you work with, meet the criteria below, please take a few minutes to complete the survey. The survey is confidential, takes about 10 minutes to complete, and is available in English and Spanish. The deadline is next Wednesday, January 27, 2021.
The Task Force would like to hear from parents or caregivers with children ages 0 to 6 years of age who:
Learning opportunity presented by the Region IV Public Health Training Center:
Child sexual abuse prevention starts with knowledge and awareness of the problem. This webinar provides professionals who work with children and families an overview of the issue as well as tools and strategies to create safer environments for children in both a professional and personal setting. The webinar will cover practical actions adults can take to reduce instances of child sexual abuse in their organizations, families, and communities, and will give participants information about evidence-informed training programs available to deepen knowledge and enhance skill building to prepare adults to speak up and prevent sex abuse.