MassAIMH has collected these Racial Justice and Equity resources that mental health professionals may find helpful in supporting children and families.
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
Books for Young Children
Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners: books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.
Discussion and Activity Guide for For Beautiful Black Boys Who Believe in a Better World
The Impact of Racism on Child and Adolescent Health from the American Academy of Pediatrics