Yet again, the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development is heartbroken and enraged about the alarming rise of hate and violence in our country directed toward people of color. During the past week in Atlanta, this violence was directed against members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community and resulted in the murders of Delaina Ashley, Yaun Gonzalez, Paul Andre Michels, Xiaojie Tan, Daoyou Feng, Hyun Jung Grant, Suncha Kim, Soon Chung Park, Yong Ae Yue, and Elcias Hernandez-Ortiz. We mourn with their families, friends, communities, and allies.
Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development (GUCCHD) is deeply saddened and distraught by the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade and all other lives lost due to state-sanctioned violence. We condemn anti-Black racism and all racially-based violence. We recognize that violence of this kind emerges from and is supported by systemic racism. Systems of oppression occur at multiple levels, are often unnoticed, and are implicitly condoned by those who support white supremacy.
It is the responsibility of those of us with personal and institutional power and privilege to make an intentional and lifetime commitment to promoting racial equity. GUCCHD is committed to serving marginalized communities in D.C., nationally, and internationally, with explicit focus on early childhood, behavioral health, reproductive health, individuals with disabilities, cultural competence, and gender. At this moment, we as a community are engaging in self-reflection as an organization both internally and programmatically. Our pledge is to be more intentional about tackling racism, racial injustice, and conducting our work with a racial equity lens.
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Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND)
Faculty from the GUCCHD has been awarded a 5-year grant, Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND). LEND, funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration is a premier training program that began in the 1960s. There are currently 56 LEND programs in 44 states.
Interview series, Building Equitable and Inclusive Societies. This week's episode features Tawara Goode!
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Georgetown University Certificate in Early Intervention