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Talking about Racism and Bias: Resources for parents and caregivers

Parents and caregivers face the daily challenge of how to support kids in the early years, as they become aware of racial difference, and later, as they witness or experience acts of racism or examples of structural inequality. Here are some resources that may help.  

  • Talking to Children after Racial Incidents is an accessible and eye-opening conversation with Howard Stevenson, PhD, clinical psychologist, professor, and expert in racial literacy. This resource provides information for talking to kids across the age range. 

  • Seven Ways to Support the Young Activist in Your Life is a guide to growing a child’s interest in public action to fight racism and other forms of injustice.  

  • How to Talk with Kids about Hate Speech is a website created by educators, psychologists, lawyers and organizers. It includes a framework for understanding how kids learn about race, and many resources you can use to be a support to kids and youth in your life. 

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