Last summer we shared several resources and tools related to racial justice for you to use in your homes and communities. This spring has been no less traumatizing, first with the mass shooting in Atlanta targeting Asian Americans, and now with the trial of Derek Chauvin and the murder of Duante Wright.
Spark and Stitch Institute shared the following in a recent email:
In the past month alone, children and youth have had to experience or process far too many high profile incidents of racialized violence. We need to create spaces to sit with these feelings, name them, and then eventually walk with them – towards each other. As you and your children do this essential work together, please consider these resources as supports:
- How to Talk with Kids About Racism and Racial Violence – Dr. Allison Briscoe-Smith
- Supporting Kids Through Racialized Violence – Embrace Race
- Don’t Say Nothing – Learning for Justice
- The Goal of Emotional Regulation is Not Quiet, Compliant Kids – Spark & Stitch Institute
We also recommend their resource roundup for Talking with Children and Taking Action to Stop Anti-Asian Racism.
We hope these additional resources help as we all champion healthy adolescent development with our young people.