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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.