To our Nevada community partners, supporters, and friends:


The Children’s Advocacy Alliance, like many of you, are heartbroken and aggrieved by the unnecessary death of George Floyd caused by Minneapolis police officers. This event, and too many like it in recent memory, is an unfortunate and harrowing reminder that our systems continue to perpetuate discrimination against Black and Brown communities. These disparities continue to form and exist due to structural bias. We have too often and too long seen these events transpire throughout this nation’s history. We stand in solidarity with our community and all who are hurt and grieving at this time.

The Children’s Advocacy Alliance is dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion both within our organization and in the work that we do in order to serve all residents in the state. Nevada is fundamentally diverse in its people, its workforce, its cultures, and its regions. Thus, we are committed to ensuring that we support this diversity in all forms. As an organization, we will continue to fight for policies and reform that support children and families, especially those directly affected by existing structural bias, within the State of Nevada and nationally.

We are fortunate to work with a strong and diverse community of partners, supporters, and advocates who are also passionate about creating positive change in Nevada and who envision a world where families and children of color have all of the necessary tools and resources to flourish, be uplifted, and succeed.

We cannot do this work alone. We call on policymakers, partners, advocates, and everyone in our community to take action by voting for candidates in the upcoming primary election who are committed to challenging systems of racial inequity and injustice so all children and families, especially children and families of color, THRIVE.


Sincerely,


Children’s Advocacy Alliance



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Racism and Equality Resources for Families and Children:

How to talk to your children about protests and racism | CNN


Description: As cities and social media explode with anger over the killing of yet another black man at the hands of police, worried parents struggle with how to protect their children from seeing the worst of the violence while simultaneously explaining the ravages of racism.

How to talk to your children about protests and racism | CNN


Supporting Kids Of Color In the Wake Of Racialized Violence


Podcast description: Supporting Kids of Color in the Wake of Racialized Violence: How can caring adults best support kids of color? How do we help children feel safe without overpromising or making them fearful? How do we teach them to approach the world with love and possibility when they so often seem targeted for harm? EmbraceRace co-founders Andrew Grant-Thomas and Melissa Giraud had this discussion with parents, teacher and other concerned adults, as well as invited expert guests, child psychologist Dr. Allison Briscoe-Smith and educator Dr. Sandra “Chap” Chapman.

Supporting Kids Of Color In the Wake Of Racialized Violence


Talking to children after racial incidents


Description: Parents have a natural instinct to teach and protect their children. Police-involved killings, the shooting of Dallas officers, peaceful protests that turn violent — incidents that are often traumatic for adults — can make these two instincts feel in conflict. Do we try to explain the strife our child sees on television? Or should we try to shield her from such “grown up” problems?
Talking to children after racial incidents

CNN and ‘Sesame Street’ to host a town hall addressing racism


Description: The 60-minute special “Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism. A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids and Families” will air on
The show will talk to kids about racism, the recent nationwide protests, embracing diversity and being more empathetic and understanding.
CNN and ‘Sesame Street’ to host a town hall addressing racism

Resources for Talking about Race, Racism and Racialized Violence with Kids


Description: This document was compiled by the Center for Racial Justice in Education. It is not meant to be exhaustive and will be continually updated as we are made aware of more resources.
RESOURCES FOR TALKING ABOUT RACE, RACISM AND RACIALIZED VIOLENCE WITH KIDS

Becoming Upended: Teaching and Learning about Race and Racism with Young Children and Their Families


Description: This article talks about how teachers and parents can partner to talk about racism to children. It speaks about the natural ability for children to notice differences and the ability for them to understand at and early age. This article highlights how students can learn about racism in the classroom.
Becoming Upended: Teaching and Learning about Race and Racism with Young Children and Their Families

Let’s Talk: Talking to Kids About Race | PBSUtah.org


Description: Welcome to Let’s Talk, a PBS Utah online series about talking to kids about race, racism, and cultural differences. The earlier we start to talk to children about racism, the better we can overcome racism and unconscious biases.
How to Talk to Kids About Race

Racism and Violence: Using Your Power as a Parent to Support Children Aged Two to Five


Description: This resource provides thoughts and guidelines for talking about the complex issues of racism and equality in age-appropriate ways with children aged two to five years of age.
Racism and Violence: Using Your Power as a Parent to Support Children Aged Two to Five


Discutir Sobre el Racismo y Equidad para Niños y Familias

Consejos para hablar con tus hijos sobre las protestas y el racismo


Descripción: A medida que las ciudades y las redes sociales se inundan de ira por la muerte de otro hombre negro a manos de la policía, los padres preocupados se enfrentan a cómo proteger a sus hijos de ver lo peor de la violencia mientras explican los estragos del racismo. Y esto no podría haber llegado en un peor momento.
Consejos para hablar con tus hijos sobre las protestas y el racismo

Cómo hablar con los niños sobre los prejuicios raciales


Descripción: Dados los eventos trágicos y racistas que hemos visto recientemente, muchos padres se enfrentan a sus propios sentimientos, a las esperanzas que tienen para sus hijos y a la dificultad para ayudarlos a crecer en un mundo lleno de prejuicios raciales.
Cómo hablar con los niños sobre los prejuicios raciales

Dile No Al Miedo by Las Doctoras Recomiendan


Descripción: En los últimos meses y años, los médicos han visto más ansiedad en los niños Latinos. En este episodio, la Doctora Edith y la Doctora Gabriela Marein-Efron discuten cómo hablar con los niños de la violencia y el racismo, como combatir el miedo, y cuando buscar ayuda.
Dile No Al Miedo by Las Doctoras Recomiendan