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VIDEO: Supporting Children and Families: Agency Responses to the Dual Pandemics of Anti-Black Racism and COVID-19

On February 9, 2021, the Children and Their Families Field of Study at FIFSW invited a panel of distinguished speakers from school-based social work and Canada’s national help line for children and youth to share how they are responding to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and anti-Black racism. With schools and peer relationships disrupted for kids, previously unimaginable demands on parenting, and families and communities suffering, child and family services have had to pivot to respond with innovations designed to deal with these current extraordinary conditions.

Featured Speakers:
Andréanne Deschamps, MA., Associate Vice President, Service Programs, Kids Help Phone

Tracey Grose, MSW, RSW, School Social Worker, Durham District Board of Education (DDSB),
Culturally Responsive Practices Lead, School Mental Health Ontario (secondment)

Bryn King, Assistant Professor
Krysta Cooke, Graduate Student (MSW)

This Learning Café was organized by the Children and Their Families Field of Study for MSW students and presented on February 9, 2021.

Contact: Susan Stern, Associate Professor, Coordinator, Children and Their Families