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MACMH is shaken by the news of the eight people lost to violence Tuesday night in Georgia, including six Asian-American women. Our deepest condolences go to the friends and families of the victims and the wider Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.

We condemn the perpetrator’s actions and the racism and misogyny that fueled them. A symptom of our country’s long history of anti-Asian discrimination, these murders are part of a devastating spike in harassment and violence targeting AAPIs since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the last year alone, more than 3,700 AAPI hate crimes were reported to the group Stop AAPI Hate – attacks that have disproportionately impacted AAPI women.

These events and so many others undermine the physical and mental health of children and families, and harm our community as a whole. We recognize that you and your family may be experiencing ongoing trauma as a result.

The following resources are designed to support conversations around white supremacy and anti-Asian racism, and to promote child and family mental health.

+ Violence Against Asian-Americans: How Do We Support The Children?
+ For Educators: Speaking Up Against Racism Around the Coronavirus
+ 30 Children’s Books for Ages 0 – 18 That Celebrate Asian & Asian-American Characters
+ How Racism & Sexism Intertwine to Impact Asian American Women

+ Asian Americans, Racism & Anti-Racism in the COVID Era
+ Talking to Young Children About Race & Racism

+ Sesame Street Town Hall on Standing Up to Racism

Deborah Saxhaug
Executive Director
Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health