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Talking with Children About Current Events: Starting Conversations about Racism, Violence, and Justice

 

June 18, 2020

There is an overwhelming amount of information coming at us as we reflect on actively dismantling the generations of structural racism in our country. As a parent, how can you talk with your children about current events, such as why people are protesting and the violent incidents of racism, and also care for their emotional well-being? Psychologists Angela Breidenstine, PhD and Soundhari Balaguru, Phd share talking points you can use to talk with your young children about current events.

The Louisiana Children's Museum and the Tulane School of Medicine's Institute of Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health collaborated to provide some support for parents trying to help their children understand what is happening in the world around them.


Don't Miss Upcoming Webinars:

el 25 de Junio, a la 1:30 p.m. Esta sesión discutirá formas de hablar con los niños sobre eventos actuales difíciles y apoyarlos emocionalmente. (June 25, 2020 - 1:30 - 2:30pm)

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This webinar is offered by the Louisiana Children's Museum in partnership with the Tulane University School of Medicine, Institute for Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health. The webinar will be facilitated by Dr. Elizabeth Allain, clinical psychology postdoctoral fellow in the Tulane University School of Medicine, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Allain will present the webinar in Spanish, for Spanish-speaking parents and caregivers. The webinar will discuss ways to talk to children about difficult current events and also support them emotionally.


June 26, 2020, 3:00 - 4:00pm

Talking with Children About Current Events: Starting Conversations about Racism, Violence, and Justice for African-American Parents

Featuring Dr. Angela Keyes, Dr. Kasia Plessy, Ms. Candice Lobban

The webinar is offered by the Louisiana Children's Museum in partnership with the Tulane University School of Medicine, Institute for Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health. The webinar will be facilitated by Dr. Angela Keyes, an African-American developmental psychologist and associate professor in the Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Kasia Plessy, an African-American clinical psychology postdoctoral fellow in the Tulane University School of Medicine, and Ms. Candice Lobban, who is the African-American Visitor Services Manager at the Louisiana Children's Museum. Dr. Keyes, Dr. Plessy, and Ms. Lobban will talk about ways for African-American parents to have difficult but important conversations with children, especially in the midst of recent and current events, while also supporting children emotionally. This webinar offers a space specifically for African-American facilitators, parents, and caregivers to come together virtually and communicate about this emotional aspect of parenting.

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