Research show Black parents have pointed conversationis with their children about being Black by the age of 5 yeras old. White parente begin to have those conversations with their children by the age of 12 years old.
Find out how to talk to your children about race with this helpful resource.
Become proactive in providing inclusive classrooms. Become aware of how bias impacts teaching styles and delivery. Do the self-work it takes to dismantle systems of oppression in and outside of the classroom
Regardless of where you are in your healing work of anti-Blackness and anti-racism, this resource guides provides a comprehensive list of work and resources that will help you navigate the uncomfortability and messiness of healing racial trauma.
Having conversations about race, racism, and racial trauma is are not easy conversations to you. Radical honesty is having honest conversations with ourselves about the things that make use comfortable. Radical honesty is needed for radical change.
Where are you in your ability to being radically honest with yourself?
Self-work is required for community work to create change.
This Racism Scale is a wonderful indicator to help you measure where are you in addressing racial trauma.
Resources for healing from racial trauma requires more than diversity and equity training.
Racial trauma, a form of race-based stress, refers to People of Color and Indigenous individuals’ (POCI) reactions to dangerous events and real or perceived experiences of racial discrimination. Such experiences may include threats of harm and injury, humiliating and shaming events, and witnessing racial discrimination toward other POCI.
Although similar to posttraumatic stress disorder, racial trauma is unique in that it involves ongoing individual and collective injuries due to exposure and reexposure to race-based stress. The articles in this special issue introduce new conceptual approaches, research, and healing models to challenge racial trauma.
The authors encourage psychologists to develop culturally informed healing modalities and methodologically sophisticated research and urge the inclusion of public policy interventions in the area of racial trauma.
" People of color have endured traumatic histories and almost daily assaults on our dignity. We have prayed about racism, been in denial, or acted out in anger, but we have not known how to individually or collectively pursue healing from the racial trauma."
Professional counselor Rowe exposes the symptoms of racial trauma to lead readers to a place of freedom from the past and new life for the future. In each chapter, she includes an interview with a person of color to explore how we experience and resolve racial trauma.
With Rowe as a reliable guide who has both been on the journey and shown others the way forward, you will find a safe pathway to resilience.