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Diversity Education

Talking to Your Child about Race Issues and Civil Unrest

As a School District, and as a community, we must teach our students, and teach one another, that human worth and human dignity, respecting the uniqueness of each individual, and the cultural and historical uniqueness of each community are values we can all agree upon, share, and put into daily practice. It may be challenging to have discussions with your child about recent events, please see below for resources that may be helpful.

Talking to Children After Racial IncidentsChildren are often more aware of race, class, and gender differences than parents realize. This resource explains the importance of having these conversations, rather than avoiding them and provides strategies on how to communicate and listen to your child’s thoughts and feelings about race-related incidents.
 

Supporting Vulnerable Students in Stressful TimesTimes of uncertainty can have a significant impact on communities and families. This resource from the National Association of School Psychologists explains how parents can understand the effects of trauma on everyday life, when parents should be concerned and how to promote a sense of safety in children during turbulent times.
 

Parent Toolkit - Talking to Kids About Race and RacismThere is no one way to talk to children about race and racism. The context will vary, depending on who is talking and what their personal experiences are with race and racism. Although there are no quick tips to talking about the complexities of race, there are better ways to have the conversation. This resource provides parents insight on being honest and relatable to their children regardless of their experiences or background.

Resources

Office of Civil Rights Logo   Office for Civil Rights
OCR’s mission is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence through vigorous enforcement of civil rights in our nation’s schools.

FDLRS/GatewayFlorida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System 
The Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System (FDLRS) provides diagnostic, instructional, and technology support services to district exceptional education programs and families of students with disabilities. 

US CDC logoLGBT Youth
CDC works with national, state, and local partners to address the health, education, and safety needs of LGBTQ youth.

Florida Department of Education logo Holocaust Resources
Commissioner of Education's task Force on Holocaust Education.
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69 Arran Road,
Crawfordville, FL 32327

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Phone: 850-926-0065
Fax: 850-926-0123
The School Board of Wakulla County, Florida does not discriminate in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, disability, genetic information for applicants and employees, or any other reason prohibited by Federal and State law regarding non-discrimination. See 34 C.F.R. 100.6(d); 34 C.F.R. 106.9; 34 C.F.R. 110.25. In addition, the School Board provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. This holds true for all students who are interested in participating in educational programs and/or extracurricular school activities. See 34 C.F.R. 108.9. Disabled individuals needing reasonable accommodations to participate in and enjoy the benefits of services, programs, and activities of the School Board are required in advance to notify the administrator at the school/center at which the event or service is offered to request reasonable accommodation. The lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to any opportunity or event associated with Wakulla County Schools. The designated Equity Coordinator, Title IX and Section 504 Compliance Coordinator as required by 34 C.F.R. 100.6(d) is Angie Walker, Executive Director of Human Resources, 69 Arran Road, Crawfordville, Florida 32327; 850.926.0065; angela.walker@wcsb.us.