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Episode 11 - June 25, 2020

Our team is back this week with our 11th video in our series. In this episode - recognizing that the field of infant and early childhood mental health was built to address inequities for our youngest parents, families and children – we are continuing to delve into the data that grounds this work, specifically a new report published by the Children’s Defense Fund on The State of America’s Children 2020. The numbers are startling, and important. Click the video below to watch and for some additional resources.

Here is the full brief of the Children’s Defense Fund’s 2020 Report: and more information on the general stages of change: and a guide to having workplace conversations around racial equity:

Please reach out (to or in a comment below) with any questions, and share your resources as it relates to understanding and addressing racism and bias in the early childhood classroom.

Be well and be in touch!

The PIEC Team

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25 jun 2020

The first sentences in the document makes statements that we are not living up to, in terms of our most vulnerable in this society. We have spent far too long allowing these populations to flounder and lag behind those with the least risk factors. When speaking of the most vulnerable, it is clearly a conversation about black and brown populations. These groups did not become vulnerable through acts of their own, but rather a systemic effort was made to place barriers to thriving, and has persisted for generations

What makes them 'underserved', as individuals, families and communities, is the withholding of resources, opportunity, access to services and more, as they have been devalued. Fortunately, this can be turned around, and…

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