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Being Black is Not a Risk Factor: Statistics and Strengths-Based Solutions in the State of Illinois

Being Black is Not a Risk Factor: Statistics and Strengths-Based Solutions in the State of Illinois challenges the prevailing discourse about Black children-one which typically overemphasizes limitations and deficits-to highlight the strengths, assets and resilience demonstrated by Black children and families. It features contributions from noted leaders and organizations in the early care and education field and within the state including: Erikson Institute, Illinois Action for Children and Ounce of Prevention. The foreword is written by Dr. Barbara T. Bowman, renowned child development expert. Read the report.