Dr. Wendy Ellis and the Center for Community Resilience partnered with Joining Forces for Children, All In Cincinnati, the University of Cincinnati Center for Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation, Cincinnati Public Schools, and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center to create, “America’s Truth: Cincinnati,” a documentary exploring how structural racism in policies and practices harmed four Black communities in Cincinnati. This documentary was created as part of our cross-coalition effort to bring truth and racial healing to our community in 2021. The documentary features many Joining Forces for Children partners, including the Avondale ROOT Ambassadors. The documentary offers a vision for policy and practice transformation in support of racial equity here in Cincinnati and beyond. You can now view the documentary for free by registering at https://ccr.publichealth.gwu.edu/americas-truth with your email address!
The Joining Forces for Children Early Childhood Channel “Messages of Hope” work group created 5 tip sheets for building resilience with children. These tip sheets outline easy, every day actions that help children build resiliency and develop strong, stable relationships. The tip sheets are now available in French!
Click here for the French tip sheets/Cliquez ici pour la version Française. French_Tip Sheets
Joining Forces for Children and Cincinnati Public Schools worked with our community to share local stories of resilience in the hopes of inspiring action toward building community resilience and reducing childhood adversity! Maurice Stewart is a community advocate, Cincinnati Public Schools alum, and resilience champion.
Parents and caregivers are incredibly valuable. They are the most important person in a child’s life. When parents and caregivers are strong, it makes it easier for their children to be strong too. Being strong doesn’t mean you have to be perfect or a super hero all the time. This tip sheet outlines 7 ways parents and caregivers can be strong for their families during tough times!
Parenting a teen is definitely not the same as parenting a newborn! Knowing your child’s developmental needs makes parenting a little easier because it will give you ideas on how to strengthen your relationship with your child at any age. This tip sheet outlines strategies for positive parenting with kids & teens of all ages.
Joining Forces for Children partnered with Cincinnati Public schools to produce a weekly video series to help connect parents to support while school buildings are closed. Topics include taking care of your family, asking for help, social emotional learning at home, and much more! Check the Cincinnati Public Schools YouTube channel weekly for updates.
Even though school buildings are closed, many schools are operating outreach sites for free meal distribution. Click on this link to see an Ohio map for available meal service in your area. Contact your school or district for details about their meal programs if you have questions!
Cincinnati Children’s has curated a bank of resources to help parents and families respond to the disruptions of school, work, travel, and every other aspect of life caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Check back regularly as these resources are updated weekly!
Legal Aid of Greater Cincinnati has an FAQ series which explains your legal rights and responsibilities on a variety of important topics such as paying your rent or mortgage, paying taxes, paying loans, protecting your credit, and going to court. The FAQs also contain current information on key deadlines and next steps for you to take regarding your legal issue. Just click on the links to read or to download and print.
Have you noticed increased irritability in your household? You’re not alone! Dr. Kelsey Logan from Cincinnati Children’s Sports Medicine says “brains need physical activity to stay psychologically healthy. If your child has stopped exercising, you may notice an increase in emotions, especially irritability. ” Dr. Logan’s shares helpful tips to stay active while staying at home!