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A Year Like No Other: the Child Mind Institute is Reaching Families Everywhere

A Year Like No Other:
Reaching Families Everywhere

The Child Mind Institute responded rapidly to the coronavirus’s impact on mental health with a suite of free, timely resources in English and Spanish.

We began 2020 with the goal of furthering the reach and impact of our evidence-based mental health resources to underserved families across the country. The onset of the coronavirus left families abruptly isolated at home, cut off from existing support systems, and the need for accessible mental health resources was greater than ever.

Supporting You and Your Family Wherever You Are

In March, Child Mind Institute clinicians began hosting Facebook Live discussions twice a day, answering questions about children’s mental health in real time. To date, we’ve reached more than 3 million people.

“Your article reads like a calm hand on the wheel as we navigate through a storm.”

Through our website, email newsletters and social media channels, parents, caregivers and educators have received a comprehensive bilingual suite of guides, articles, webinars and daily tips to help them cope with the pandemic. To date, over 2 million people have accessed these materials.

Topics covered include:

  • Coping with Social Anxiety During Social Distancing
  • Single Parenting During the Coronavirus Crisis
  • Tips for Talking With Your Child With Autism About the Coronavirus

Facebook Live

“This is an amazing way to spread the word. BLM.”

Cultural Relevancy is Top of Mind

  • We have established the Child Mind Institute en español Facebook page, which already has nearly 45,000 followers. Spanish-speaking Child Mind Institute clinicians host weekly Facebook Live streams on this channel.
  • We expanded our Spanish-language content on childmind.org — over 600 pages, articles, guides, and more!
  • To help parents with critical conversations around race and racism, civil unrest and protests, we offer resources and webinars with information on how to talk to kids about these topics.

“This year, I’ve live-streamed mental health support to families and educators around the country through Facebook. I’m proud to provide this free support on topics such as COVID-19 and mental health and talking to kids about race and racism.”

To continue this critical work, we need your support.

Dr. Kenya Hameed

Dr. Kenya Hameed
Clinical Neuropsychologist,
Learning and Development Center

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  • About the Child Mind Institute

    The Child Mind Institute is an independent, national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. Our teams work every day to deliver the highest standards of care, advance the science of the developing brain and empower parents, professionals and policymakers to support children when and where they need it most.

    We are driven to create a brighter future for our children, and we make three commitments:

    • Give children and adolescents access to evidence-based, effective clinical care when and where they need it most.
    • Advance the science of the developing brain to improve diagnosis and treatment.
    • Provide useful, accurate information that empowers families and communities to get help.
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    The Child Mind Institute comprises a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Child Mind Institute, Inc., and two clinical programs, Child Mind Medical Practice, PLLC and Child Mind Medical Practice, PC. Donations to the Child Mind Institute are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. The Child Mind Institute does not accept funding from the pharmaceutical industry. Upon request, a copy of our latest annual report can be obtained by contacting the Child Mind Institute at Attention: Development Office, 101 East 56th Street, New York, NY 10022 or by contacting the Charities Bureau of the Office of the Attorney General at 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.

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