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 tenets workshops

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:

Our workshop availability begins in March/April 2021. We may be able to provide a one-hour Introduction Session sooner.

We will respond to your request within 3 weeks.
Once we confirm your organization's availability and type/number of workshops needed, please allow 2 weeks for us to confirm the date(s) and facilitator(s).

We have placed in-person workshops on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
We will be facilitating virtual workshops only until it is safe(r) to be physically together again.

Thank you again for your interest and we look forward to working with you!
If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Hwu, Manager of the Tenets Initiative, at ahwu@irvingharrisfdn.org

#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