Despite the fear, despair, and uncertainty our communities are experiencing, there is an abundance of connectedness, support, and hope. And while the scope and impact of COVID-19 has been unprecedented, so has been the outpouring of community care, deep concern about the varying adverse impacts on our siblings across the globe, and efforts to take tangible action to support each other's well-being.
At this moment in time, each of us is experiencing both the rapid spread of COVID-19 and the systemic response to it, which has exposed structural injustice and inequity in new and profound ways. At its core, prevention work is about fostering thriving individuals, families, and communities, which makes addressing the impact of COVID-19 imperative at this challenging and uncertain time.
We are seeing the work that must be done to promote 1) health equity, 2) racial justice, and 3) community care as sustainable remedies to foster healthy and thriving communities.
The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence has gathered resources capturing diverse perspectives on this work as it relates to the COVID-19 crisis, in addition to resources that can be utilized by preventionists, educators and caregivers alike to help foster family resilience, justice, and hope.