BLACK LIVES MATTER. BLACK TRAUMA MATTERS.
As our community reels from the effects of violence and the persistent inequality of African-Americans and people of color, Children & Families First reaffirms our commitment to our core principles of prevention, intervention and healing knowing these will help our whole community move forward.
The pain, anguish, and centuries-long legacy of trauma, is not new and cannot be ignored. With our name as our promise, and in keeping the health, safety and well-being of children and their families as our first priority, we speak out and say...
We unequivocally condemn racism, inequality, and oppression.
We will work for fundamental changes in systems that perpetuate racism, inequality, and oppression.
We will continue to seek and encourage open and honest dialogue on the issues of racism, inequality, and oppression with all of our stakeholders.
We will use the lens of equity, diversity and inclusion to examine, guide and structure our work.
And we call on all of our resources and reservoirs of resilience to stand with us.
your thoughts. We are listening.