Diversity-Informed Tenets for Work with Infants, Children and Families
Diversity-Informed Tenets for Work with Infants, Children and Families
Diversity-Informed Tenets for Work with Infants, Children and Families
Diversity-Informed Tenets for Work with Infants, Children and Families
Diversity-Informed Tenets for Work with Infants, Children and Families
Diversity-Informed Tenets for Work with Infants, Children and Families

An important note about all tenets engagements


We are facing a significant influx of requests and deeply honored that so many organizations are seeking to partner with us in this time of difficulty and possibility. In the effort to be transparent, we want to share the following with you:

We are grateful to announce that the Tenets Initiative is at capacity for the remainder of 2021.

We are pausing all Tenets engagement intake until January 2022. There is no wait list. Please hold on submitting all Tenets requests.

All pending contracts and requests as of September 1, 2021, will be honored.
Please check back on January 31, 2022, to see when we will open our calendar.

We thank you again for your continued interest and look forward to working with you in 2022!

#BLACKLIVESMATTER #DEFENDBlacklives
A statement FROM THE TENETS INITIATIVE

"...With the Tenets in our mind and heart, we commit to re-building and re-imagining this world from an understanding of intertwined fates -- that it is only when every Black life matters, is protected, and has liberation that we can truly have the highest possible standard of equity, inclusivity, and justice for all. We are the systems and bridge builders. There is no one but ourselves that can create change and take action..."

The work begins with us. 

Developed and disseminated by the Tenets Initiative, The Diversity-Informed Tenets for Work with Infants, Children and Families (Tenets) are a set of strategies and tools for strengthening the commitment and capacity of professionals, organizations and systems that serve infants, children and families to embed diversity, inclusion and equity principles into their work.

This site offers resources and information about workshops for individuals and groups striving to build a just and equitable society — whether it be in our personal practice, while working with clients/participants, or creating policies or strategies.

We believe that change is catalyzed when we ground ourselves in self-reflection, take responsibility to end historical and contemporary patterns of injustice within society and systems of care, and practice individual and collective transformation.

Let’s begin.

The Tenets are…

Aspirational principles

A way of thinking and being

A navigational tool

The beginning of a conversation