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


Supporting young children with conversations on race and racism

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.

“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


Thrive with Your Family, Episode 7: Loss and Grief

Embrace Race

31 Children’s books to support conversations on race, racism and resistance

Child Mind Institute

Racism and Violence: How to Help Kids Handle the News

American Psychological Association

Uplifting Youth Through Healthy Communication About Race

Center for Racial Justice in Education

Resources for Talking about Race, Racism and Racialized Violence with Kids

Penn GSE News

Talking to children after racial incidents

American Psychological Association

Talking to kids about discrimination