Helping Your Child: Coping with Racism

According to Unicef Parenting, conversations about racism and discrimination will look different for every family. Though there is not one clear approach, the earlier the conversation is begun with children the better. Below are a few resources to help parents understand how to start speaking to their children about racism. 

American Psychological Association

Resources for Parents: Uplifting Youth Through Healthy Communication About Race includes parenting tools, books about race and ethnicity, and featured blog entries.


Guidelines parents can keep in mind to help kids deal with troubling news about race and violence. Includes links to other resources that can aid you in continuing discussions about racism.


Anti-Racism for Kids: An Age-by-Age Guide to Fighting Hate discusses how to approach the topic of racism in age-appropriate ways.


For a complete list of resources, please go to Helping Kids to Cope with Racism

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