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Over the last week, we have been shaken by the news of George Floyd’s death. The actions of those involved in his murder are shameful and indefensible. We extend our deepest condolences to his family, friends and community.

The trauma of police brutality and countless other forms of racism continue to harm the mental health and wellbeing of communities of color. Our mission is to promote the positive mental health of all infants, children, adolescents and their families. We have work to do.

Here in Minnesota and across the country, people are hurting, angry and afraid. The pain, fear and distrust caused by systems of oppression undermine the health and wellbeing of our community as a whole. We understand that you may be experiencing repeated, ongoing trauma as a result of recent events and so many others.

One of the things we know from research is that the mental health of children can be directly affected by the stress and trauma of their caregivers. We also know that children follow their parents’ and caregivers’ lead in understanding race, ethnicity and responding to difference.

We’ve compiled the following list of resources to support conversations with children and families around racism, mental health and the traumatic events happening throughout our communities.

If you need support finding mental health services for your family, please contact Amanda at

+ Books to Teach White Children and Teens How to Undo Racism and White Supremacy**

+ From Christian Cooper to George Floyd: A Letter to White Parents**

+ Raising Race Conscious Children**

+ Racism and Violence: Using Your Power as a Parent to Support
Children Ages Two to Five

+ Anti-Racism Resources for White People

+ Psychological First Aid for Protesters and Others

**Thank you to Dr. Katherine Lingras for compiling these resources. To explore a longer list of resources she has pulled together on this topic, please visit her resource thread on Twitter.