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Drawing Connections 101: Talking to Children about Racism And Preventing Sexual Violence

Like all forms of oppression, racism is among the root causes of sexual violence. We can help build safe communities for all people by fighting against racism, educating ourselves, and having conversations about these issues with our children and young people in our lives. As a parent or guardian, you can use these tools and resources to build trust and have open communication with your child about sexual violence and racism. 

New Data from CDC Shows Increased Violence and Trauma for Teens, and How Schools Can Be a Lifeline

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a new report of findings from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS). The YRBS is a survey conducted every two years of a nationally representative sample of U.S.

Interview with One Love Foundation

This Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, we reached out to One Love Foundation to continue the ongoing conversation about teen dating violence education and prevention. As a nonprofit that facilitates educational workshops from elementary schools to college campuses, they excel in their ability to speak to young people about understanding abusive behaviors in relationships and what healthy behaviors look like.

Remembering the Children of Native American Residential Schools Halle Nelson Tue, 11/22/2022

All too often, white Americans mythologize our history to the point where we erase the horrors perpetrated by the leaders of our past. On Thanksgiving, we commonly celebrate the story of Native Americans and Pilgrims coming together while ignoring the centuries of bloodshed and trauma colonizers enacted upon the original inhabitants of this country. 

Censorship Only Divides Melissa Powers Mon, 09/19/2022

In the library world, we believe in the right to read and the freedom for anyone to choose what they want to read, regardless of the content. In recognition of these beliefs, the Respect Together Libraries stand together with other libraries all over the country to support Banned Books Week. This year’s time of recognition runs from September 18-24 2022, with the continued theme from last year of, “Books Unite Us.