January 30, 2023

New Positive Racial Identity Development Resource Available

Trying Together has released a new resource about positive racial identity development through its Parenting Together Pathway video series.


In the new video, “Parenting for Positive Racial Identity Development,” Dr. Denisha Jones provides an overview for families about racial identity development, why it matters, and how caregivers can support positive racial identity development in young children of color and young white children.

Dr. Jones is the Executive Director of Defending the Early Years, a non-profit organization working for a just, equitable, and quality early childhood education for every young child. An education justice advocate and activist, Dr. Jones is a former kindergarten teacher and preschool director who spent the past 19 years in teacher education.

The Parenting Together Pathway is a video-based learning series to provide high-quality information on early childhood development to parents and caregivers in Allegheny County and surrounding areas. Launched in April 2021, the Parenting Together Pathway provides families the opportunity to learn more about: brain development; play; interactions and relationships; technology; child care; advocacy; early intervention; and safety to better support their children’s healthy growth.


Please visit the Trying Together website to view all video content for the Parenting Together Pathway.