This issue brief seeks to raise awareness of the need for trauma-informed services for young children of immigrants and refugees as well as for their families. In addition to providing a profile of this population and an overview of the effects that trauma, if unaddressed, can have on child development, the brief suggests potential strategies to improved and expand supports for these children.
Implications for Racial Equity Leadership Development: Lessons from the Equity Leaders Action Network
Report June 13, 2022
This document reflects the collective learning gleaned from three years of creative work within the Equity Leaders Action Network (ELAN) learning community. In it, we describe foundational concepts that we believe need to shape racial equity leadership efforts, core racial equity leadership competencies, and racial equity leadership capacities that need to be nurtured in racial equity leaders. There were many lessons learned in designing and implementing the ELAN. The energy, wisdom, and collaborative spirit racial equity fellows and faculty brought to the ELAN community helped enormously to refine, amend, and improve what we learned about ourselves, each other, and how to carry out racial justice and equity leadership development.
Report April 28, 2022
The BUILD Initiative is a national effort that advances state work on behalf of young children (prenatal through five), their families, and communities. BUILD staff partner with early childhood state leaders focused on early learning, health and nutrition, mental health, child welfare, and family support and engagement to create the policies, infrastructure, and cross-sector connections necessary for quality and equity. BUILD provides consultation, planning, and tailored implementation assistance, learning opportunities, resources, and cross-state peer exchanges. These efforts help state leaders improve and expand access to quality and promote equitable outcomes for our youngest children.
Blog March 28, 2022
In this blog, Susan Hibbard executive director of BUILD, addresses the war in Ukraine and its impact on children and their families.