Coping with Race-Based Trauma
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; National Black Child Development Institute
This activity book is designed to help you and your family find different ways to help your children cope with crisis, by: inspiring hope in your child; being still and listening to your child; supporting, comforting, and loving your child; giving your child age-appropriate information; helping your child feel safe; making a plan with your child for emergencies; helping your child feel good about their self; paying attention to what your child watches on TV; sharing your faith with your child; and identifying signs of stress in your child.
EmbraceRace co-founders Andrew Grant-Thomas and Melissa Giraud led this discussion on supporting children of color in the wake of racialized violence with parents, teachers and other concerned adults, as well as invited expert guests, child psychologist Dr. Allison Briscoe-Smith and educator Dr. Sandra “Chap” Chapman on July 14, 2016.
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