June 11, 2020
Race, Injustice and Mental Health
by Adam Powell, CISDR President & CEO
In this moment, very few things are comfortable. In the midst of a global health pandemic, we simultaneously face another national epidemic: racial injustice. Being black or brown in America implies a tenuous relationship with social institutions, which have historically failed to deliver on equality in meaningful ways; this is especially true when considering the role of law enforcement in communities of color...

Safer Students Throughout the Summer
The 2019-20 school year is coming to a close, and families are still locked down at home with no relief in sight. Three months into this crisis, students are losing yet another connection to mentors and peers as we move into an uneasy summer of social isolation. That's why Communities In Schools of the Dallas Region (CISDR) staff are continuing to follow up with our students and families, so that we can serve as a virtual "safe place" throughout the crisis and beyond.
Bringing Mental Health Services into Homes
COVID-19 school closures have led to sustained social isolation, a loss of support networks, and a profound disruption of the routines that children rely on to make sense of the world. To remedy this, we are developing online tools to establish video/audio communication channels with students, and creating virtual resources for coping with stress and trauma. Instead of bringing mental health services into schools, CISDR is bringing mental health resources into homes.
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Our Mission
The mission of Communities In Schools of the Dallas Region is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.