Six months after lockdown, facts and figures are emerging as research reports on the aftermath of lockdown, and what we know is that what was an already fragile situation for many vulnerable children in our country, is now worse.
Some children will find it difficult to leave the home and faces that have become a solid constant over the last six months but there are things that parents can do to help their little ones adjust to the change.
For us at Kids Matter BLM has been particularly impactful in drawing our gaze to the very distinct difference between being non-racist and being anti-racist. Ben Lindsay’s book We Need To Talk About Race has been a worthwhile and constructive help in this process.
Many of our partner churches are asking us how they can reach families when the need is overwhelming. And what if families don’t engage? We don’t have all the answers but we do have some ideas that we have seen working in communities...