Recent events have underscored the importance that acts of hatred and racial violence cannot be ignored or tolerated. The current racial pandemic has created confusion and fear in young people, most especially children of color who are most impacted. If we are to help young people grow socially and emotionally, it is essential that adults discuss racism, bias, and racial violence. Below are some resources:
EmbraceRace – resources (including webinars, articles, and action guides).
Talking Race with Young Children, National Public Radio (NPR)
Talking to children after racial incidents, a conversation with Howard Stevenson, clinical psychologist at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education
Racism and Violence: How to Help Kids Handle the News
Addressing Race and Trauma in the Classroom for Educators
How to Talk with Kids about Racism and Racial Violence
Sesame Street Town Hall Coming Together Standing Up to Racism.
Talking to Children Authentically About Race and Racism. You can watch the full recording on the PBS KIDS for Parents YouTube page HERE.