The videos, activities and resources on this page are designed to help parents, caregivers, teachers, and anyone who has a young person in their life begin challenging conversations about big topics with their young people. Our goal is to create content that makes complex themes/issues accessible to children, while giving their grown-ups tools and language to start a conversation.
In an interview with Embrace Race, child psychologist, Dr. Allison Briscoe-Smith, said:
“What I encourage all people to do, all grown folks responsible for taking care of kids, is to first begin with the assumption that we do have to talk about what’s going on. That not talking isn’t an option. In part because kids are smarter than we give them credit for. They’re seeing and noticing the world around them even if they’re not watching the news and they’re seeing and they’re understanding our distress and they’re going to make sense of it. So I start first with the premise of you have to talk about it.”
– Dr. Allison Briscoe-Smith
There are a lot of big things happening in our world and talking about them with our little ones is not easy! But they are conversations that have to happen and “Starting the Conversation…” offers a place to begin.
Start the Conversation: Civic Duty
The Presidential election is around the corner and all over the news. Talking to our young people about government, politics and civic duty is a big conversation, so let’s start now.