Online Trauma-Informed Skills Training for Adults

There is a clear and urgent need for more trauma-informed support for youth and families. Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy Children at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and McKinsey Health Institute collaborated to develop the Supporting Children & Youth Experiencing Trauma Training: a FREE, interactive training series for educators and supportive adults, focused on equipping them with the foundational knowledge and trauma-informed skills needed to support youth. This skills-based training is made up of 4, 1-hour sessions and available in English, Spanish, and Czech. The Center also offers free implementation supports, such as certificates of completion, participant progress summaries, and impact reports.

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“Truth & Equity Cincinnati” Documentary Now Streaming

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 with your email address!

Being Strong Even When You’re Stressed!

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!

Tips for Parenting at Different Ages and Stages

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.

Local Parent Support Video Series

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.

Free Meal Pick-Up Sites in Ohio

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!

Navigating Your Legal Rights and Responsibilities During Covid-19 Pandemic

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.

Ways to Keep Kids Exercising During COVID-19

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!