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Glazer Children's Museum offering resources for families about racism, trauma, violence

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Posted at 5:31 AM, Jun 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-01 05:31:40-04

The Glazer Children's Museum in Tampa is offering free resources for families about racism, trauma, violence, and the historic context of activism as the George Floyd protests sweep the country.

The museum released the following statement:

We are heartbroken by the trauma occurring across our country in the wake of the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. As a children’s museum, we want to speak to parents at this moment.

We often help children cope with traumatic events by referencing the advice of Fred Rogers to “look for the helpers.” In times like this, it may be difficult to know who the helpers are. So, with respect to Mr Rogers, today let’s be the helpers. For many children in our community right now, connecting to the world around them feels scary. It feels frustrating and confusing. But it is our job as adults to help our kids navigate the scary and learn to be helpers.

We have created a page on our website filled with free resources for families about racism, trauma, violence, and the historic context of activism. This is just our small piece of the puzzle. To the black and brown families in our community – we are here for you. We will help you help your children through this.

The museum's website includes articles on various topics and resources targeted toward educators as well as kids broken down by age group. Podcasts for adults are also listed on the site.

Check out the list of resources and get more information here.