COVID-19 Resources for Families

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Children’s Institute knows that children’s social emotional health is greatly impacted by times of anxiety and the recent news about COVID-19. Following are resources on how to share information such as this with young children as well as other useful topics to help children and their families navigate through the current situation.

PLEASE NOTE: You can continue to reach any Children's Institute staff member by calling 585-295-1000 or through email. We are working at this time from home offices and will respond in a timely manner.

Message from Ann Marie White, Ed.D., Executive Director

How Has the Pandemic Exposed Structural Racism

Children’s Institute’s Racial Equity and Justice Institute (REJI) team humbly offers this detailed, evolving, and far from exhaustive public account of the vastly disproportionate health, economic and educational fallout on communities and people of color—nationally and locally— revealed during the Covid-19 pandemic. Presented in slide deck form, this report captures data that:

  • illuminate pre-existing racial inequities in health, education, and economics that were overwhelmingly exacerbated during this pandemic,
  • provide a timeframe of inaction and inadequate response that led to preventable morbidity and mortality, and
  • illustrate the imperative of implementing and coordinating policies to dismantle structural racism throughout the Monroe County community in order to reduce or eliminate harm among families of color who bear the greatest burden—by far—of this pandemic.   

Our goal is to provide a resource for awareness and action. We invite you to join with Children’s Institute in collective impact efforts and as we stand with communities of color in tangible ways to support equity of access and wellbeing among all children and families.

How Has the Pandemic Exposed Structural Racism


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Community Check-In Conversation Series

Join us and others in our community to simply listen, support and connect. The Virtual Community Connection is a series of virtual community discussions intended to foster human connection and  inform our anticipation of needs as we navigate an unprecedented time.

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