How Policing Harms Kids
Wednesday, December 16, 2 pm PST
Join expert panelists for a conversation on the consequences of policing on children and what our institutions can do better.
Featured guests include:
Dr. Rhea Boyd, Pediatrician, Public Health Advocate and Scholar
Marc Philpart, Managing Director, PolicyLink
Amir Whitaker, Policy Counsel, ACLU Foundation of Southern California
POLICING AND ITS HARMFUL IMPACTS ON CHILD WELLBEING
Our first brief in the Racism and Child Health series, Policing and the Harmful Impacts on Child Wellbeing, offers a look at how the systemic racism that permeates U.S. law enforcement harms the health of BIPOC children. Whether direct or indirect, exposure to police violence triggers a stress response in children that leads to lasting adverse consequences from mental health and development to financial and academic success.
TCP aims to be a voice for marginalized communities and advocate for equity in health for all children. This brief highlights how systemic racism in policing leads to inequities in health for BIPOC children and offers opportunities to address the harms and prevent future negative impacts.”