COVID-19 has had a devastating impact that is being felt disproportionately in the communities of color that we serve.
This is in large part due to generational trauma caused by decades of structural racism, including the brutality of the criminal justice system, inadequate emotional and physical healthcare, and unequal educational opportunity.
Over the past weeks, we have witnessed the painful realities of structural racism with the continuing murders of Black Americans. However, as Counseling In Schools (CIS) and our staff well know, social injustice in communities of color has existed long before the current protests.
With students, parents and school staff experiencing even heightened trauma due to the pandemic, the need for CIS has never been greater.
The emotional wellbeing of children and entire school communities is the foundation to sustained learning and social progress.
Counseling In Schools staff continue to serve on the frontlines, helping children and families during this difficult time so that they can thrive in school and succeed in the future.
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