Race & Racism: Parent Resources

Supporting young children with conversations on race and racism

We at Zero to Thrive stand in solidarity with Black families across the nation, and with our colleagues, families, friends, and communities, in protest against systemic racism, violence, and police brutality. Read our full statement here:

Zero to Thrive statement against police brutality and systemic racism

Learn more about the Michigan Medicine Department of Psychiatry's commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

"No one deserves to have their dreams ended. Let’s stand together. Let’s use our voices to change the narrative. Let our combined actions create the promises that free us. To dream liberally. To acknowledge and appreciate our similarities and our differences which give our lives more meaning, interest, and beauty."

Denise Smith

Hope Starts Here Implementation Director


Helping Your Child Cope with Media Coverage of Community Racial Trauma: Tips for Parents

Media coverage of community racial trauma and civil unrest can cause children to experience fear, worry, sadness, confusion, and anger.