Children's Institute

Broken Hearts: The Trauma of Racial Violence

Our hearts are broken for the city of Buffalo today, where a white supremacist opened fire at a Tops market on Saturday, killing 10 and injuring 3. Eleven of the victims were African American, including a 77-year-old grandmother who ran a food pantry, and an 86-year-old woman who was simply shopping for her husband who she is taking care of.

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Grieving Buffalo

Unfolding is the grief, tragic loss, fear, anger, and pain from witnessing the racially motivated mass murder in Buffalo this weekend. We begin as we simply can - even when words fail to capture our feelings - by supporting one another, and by embracing our Western NY to world families left now to confront the horror of this act.

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RECAP Annual Report, 2020-21

RECAP, which stands for the Rochester Early Childhood Assessment Partnership, has been a core component of our work at Children’s Institute for the past three decades.

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Get Ready to GROW Visits Golisano Autism Center

On Sunday, May 1, 2022, the sun was shining, and families were smiling at the PBS KIDS Day at Golisano Autism Center, and the Get Ready to GROW team was there!

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Community Breakfast and Coterie Award Celebration

On Thursday morning, April 28, 2022, Children’s Institute (CI) held a celebratory Community Breakfast at Rochester’s beautiful Century Club.

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18 November 2021
Holiday Toy Drive 2021

Help make the holidays brighter for the schools and childcare centers that we support!

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27 October 2021
Ann Marie White, Ed.D., presents at IASR/AFSP International Summit

Executive Director Ann Marie White, Ed.D., presented on October 25, 2021, at the International Academy of Suicide Research (IASR)/American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) International Summit (October 24-27), a virtual conference on Suicide Research.

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21 October 2021
Staffing Updates

Children’s Institute is celebrating the following notable staffing updates...

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29 September 2021
"Play and Screen" event at the Rochester Public Library

Many thanks to Tonia Burton, Dr. Lisa Hiley, Jackie Robbins, all of the incredible Nazareth College students, and UR Intern Sari, for the successful “Play and Screen” event held on September 25, 2021 at the Rochester Public Library.

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29 September 2021
Fall Extravaganza

Congratulations to all the supporters of the fabulous Fall Extravaganza!

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