“Diversity is about all of us and about us having to figure out how to walk through this world together.

— Jacqueline Woodson

Greetings to you!

This issue of the Buzz connects you with multiple resources we hope Parent Centers and other organizations will find helpful in supporting outreach to and service provision within 3 specific communities: Black communities, Latino communities, and Native American communities.

Our best to you and yours,
The CPIR Team


Sharing Hope | Two Video Series

Mental Wellness in the Black Community
From the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Sharing Hope is a 3-part video series that explores the journey of mental wellness in Black communities through dialogue, storytelling, and guided discussions on:

    • Youth and Mental Wellness: “How Do You Heal?”
    • Community Leaders and Mental Wellness: “The Art of Healing”
    • Black Families and Mental Wellness: “Smiling On Our Journey”

Compartiendo Esperanza: Mental Wellness in the Latinx Community
Also from NAMI comes Compartiendo Esperanza. It, too, is a 3-part video series, this one focusing on mental wellness in Hispanic/Latino communities, through dialogue, storytelling, and guided discussions on:

    • “Sanando Juntos”/“Healing Together”
    • “Las Raíces de Nuestra Sanación”/“The Roots of Our Healing”
    • “La Mesa”/“The Table”

On Understanding Native Culture

Native Hope: Reflecting on Our Foundations
Understanding Native American culture is critical when conducting outreach to tribes, communities, and Native families with children who have disabilities. Native Hope is a resource that helps Native communities meet their needs. It also offers candid and poignant articles on its website that can enrich Parent Center understanding of Native American history, culture, and values, both historically and in the present. Reflecting on Our Foundations, for example, includes sections such as:

And that’s not all you’ll find on the website, all of it worth knowing.

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