Racial Justice and Equity Resources

MassAIMH has collected these Racial Justice and Equity resources that mental health professionals may find helpful in supporting children and families.

MassAIMH Resource

How Do I Talk to Young Children about Racial Injustice – MassAIMH/MSPCC created a resource on ‘ How do I talk to young children on racial injustice’ in collaboration with partners from BPHC and DMH.

Resources for Talking with Young Children

Talking to Children After Racial Incidents: by Dr. Howard Stevenson

Racism and Violence: How to Help Kids Handle the News: Child Mind Institute article, video from a Clinician’s perspective, available in English & Spanish

Explaining Peaceful Protests Vs. Violence and Looting: a social story from Autism Little Learners

We All Have Different Shades of Skin Story: a social story from Autism Little Learners

5 phrases to help young kids understand the protests for racial justice

Racism and Violence: Using Your Power as a Parent to Support Children Aged Two to Five

Anti-racism educator discusses how parents can talk to kids about standing up to racism

Your Kids Aren’t Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup

Antiracism for Kids

Books for Young Children

Looking for Excellent “Diverse” Books for Children? Start Here!

Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners: books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.

For Beautiful Black Boys Who Believe in a Better World

Discussion and Activity Guide for For Beautiful Black Boys Who Believe in a Better World

Other Resources

The Impact of Racism on Child and Adolescent Health from the American Academy of Pediatrics

Watch the entire CNN/Sesame Street racism town hall

Best moments from CNN and Sesame Street’s town hall on racism for kids and parents

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) Resources on Racial Justice