Breaking Down Barriers
Bringing Bilingual, Evidence-Based Resources to More Families
This year, Child Mind Institute reached more families, including Spanish speakers, with resources on the newly redesigned childmind.org and our most diverse public education campaign yet.
Donate today to support the Child Mind Institute’s efforts to improve the mental health of children and families through care, education and science.
One Father’s Story
“A Guidepost and So Much More”
Kevin Williams was introduced to the Child Mind Institute before the birth of his second son. Since then, the resources available at childmind.org have informed his parenting.
“There was a constant blast of emails full of helpful information that has allowed me to grow as a person and father and has aided me in helping my children. The articles have educated and given me new perspectives on behaviors and how to approach certain situations,” he says.
Kevin decided to donate to the Child Mind Institute to ensure that other parents like him can access free, evidence-based resources on childmind.org.
“The Child Mind Institute has helped me and my children, and I wanted to show my appreciation by providing what I can in a monetary form. There is no instruction book to parenting, but these resources have provided a guidepost and so much more.”
A Newly Redesigned Childmind.org
This year, the Child Mind Institute launched a redesigned website, with reorganized content that makes it easier for families and educators to find the information they’re looking for. Childmind.org now includes a Family Resource Center with hundreds of articles, guides, and other resources on children’s mental health and learning disorders, available in English and Spanish.
Engaging Spanish-Speaking Communities
According to the US Census, Hispanic Americans are the largest racial or ethnic minority in the United States, comprising 18.5% of the population, with 13.5% of Americans speaking Spanish at home. Recent research by the Morgan Stanley Alliance for Children’s Mental Health shows that Hispanic teens are more likely than white teens to express concern about social anxiety, falling behind in school, coping with trauma, loss and grief, and mental health challenges as a result of the pandemic.
The Child Mind Institute is reaching Spanish-speakers by translating every article, guide and ask-an-expert into Spanish in the new Family Resource Center. Additionally, Spanish-speakers can follow the Child Mind Institute en español Facebook page and subscribe to our weekly Spanish newsletter offering tips for parents, caregivers and educators.
Getting Better Together
This May, during Mental Health Awareness Month, we launched Getting Better Together, a public education campaign featuring Queer Eye castmates Bobby Berk and Tan France, singer-songwriter Bebe Rexha, Insecure actor Jay Ellis, Olympic figure skater Maia Shibutani and other public figures, as well as kids from New York, California, Texas, Arizona and Mexico.
In videos that were shared and covered thousands of times across social, digital and print media, Getting Better Together participants opened up about their mental health challenges and how they made it through. Their messages encouraged others to develop positive coping mechanisms and seek help from friends, family, mental health professionals and on childmind.org.
To Reach More Students, Educators and Caregivers, We Need Your Help
As a nonprofit, we rely on the support of individuals who share our belief that no child with a mental health or learning disorder should have to struggle alone. Donate today to support the Child Mind Institute’s efforts to improve the mental health of children and families through care, education and science.
Learn more about how the Child Mind Institute is making change for communities and for individuals struggling with mental health.