WE ARE PART OF THE COMMUNITY

Our strength is our diversity, a shelter from adversity.

The Family Resource Center believes in the intrinsic worth and dignity of all humans. We welcome and support peoples of all races, ethnicities, socio-economic backgrounds, or any other category people may use to define themselves or others.

We aim to create a safe and inclusive environment to foster positive relationships and celebrate diversity!

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Celebrate Diversity with Books!

Encourage your children to talk about race and identity with books that showcase big ideas through engaging stories.

Begin lifelong conversations with your children and encourage reading with our Celebrate Diversity Book List!

Are you and your children reading a book from our book list?

Post a photo and use the hashtag #Stand4RacialEquity so we can see!

Red is a Dragon
Red is a Dragon

“I love that one of the last lines in the book prompts your child to see what colors are around them, be it in their homes, backyards and elsewhere. I also love that there are definitions of certain words that we might be unfamiliar with.” “I look at my kids' faces while reading it to them, and I see them each carefully and thoughtfully scanning each page, enjoying the colors and images and taking it all in.”

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Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain
Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain

“Great read and love that it brings diversity into my lesson. It is a bit long so I had to break it into sections to keep children’s attention but it was a fun read.” “I recommend this book for every child. It's beautiful!”

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Bippity Bop Barbershop
Bippity Bop Barbershop

“Beautiful, sweet book! My son has been nervous about getting his hair cut and this book showed a great example of a loving, supportive dad and wider community as well. Beautiful illustrations.” “My 5 year-old nephew enjoyed reading this book, it was easy enough for him to read on his own. It's so great that he could see a reflection of himself in literature...kudos to the author.”

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Red is a Dragon
Red is a Dragon

“I love that one of the last lines in the book prompts your child to see what colors are around them, be it in their homes, backyards and elsewhere. I also love that there are definitions of certain words that we might be unfamiliar with.” “I look at my kids' faces while reading it to them, and I see them each carefully and thoughtfully scanning each page, enjoying the colors and images and taking it all in.”

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Camp Calico

Celebrating Diversity with Summer Fun at Camp Calico!

This summer, we held the first annual Camp Calico to help the children in our community learn about racial equity, fairness, kindness, empathy, and other complex topics through fun, hands-on activities!

We made friendship bracelets, baked cookies, learned about sign language, and more. Our children even created portraits of their future selves!

“I learned about playing with kids who

may be different and helping others.”

“In camp, I learned about being kind to each other. "

“I learned about being strong”

“While observing the children being unique during the Racial Equity Camp, the children were able to explore, write, and color in their own world. Overall, I feel the camp was a great success.”

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Here's what some of our children learned!

Did your child attend Camp Calico this year?

Post a photo and use the hashtag #Stand4RacialEquity so we can see!

Image by Sincerely Media

TRAININGS

Encourage Others to Celebrate Diversity When You Host an Event or Training with Us!

Our communities grow stronger when children and families feel supported. Many people know they need help but don't know where they can find it. Our training educates you on the resources available in your local community to help support children and families!

When your business or organization hosts an event with us, you learn to encourage empathy, promote racial equity, and create safe environments for all people.

When you attend one of our trainings or events, share a photo on your social media and use the

hashtag #Stand4RacialEquity so we can see!

We're always here to help.

MDCPS- Report Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-222-8000 https://www.mdcps.ms.gov/

Administration for Children and Families/Children's Bureau https://www.acf.hhs.gov/cb

Funded via Cooperative Agreement with U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children’s Bureau Community Collaborations to Strengthen and Preserve Families: HHS-2019-ACF-ACYF-CO Award #:90CAI865-01-00.