Sunday, October 9, 2016

Supporting Children of Color in the Wake of Racialized Violence: A Conference Call on Oct 10, 2016

from Embrace Race, a non-profit based in Amherst, MA:
Our kids are exposed to racialized violence often. They witness, hear stories, and absorb our anxieties and their peers’ anxieties about anti-black, anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant violence and more. Research shows us that “toxic stress” caused by racism and violence can take a heavy toll on children. The challenge is especially acute in the case of children of color, who are more likely than white kids to identify with the victims of racialized violence. In response to many recent high profile incidents of racialized violence, parents, guardians, teachers and others want to know how best to help children make sense of these events.

Date: Monday, October 10th
Time: 9 pm ET / 6 pm PT
Duration: 1 hour

On the call you’ll hear from child psychologist Dr. Allison Briscoe-Smith, educator Dr. Sandra “Chap” Chapman and Andrew Grant-Thomas and Melissa Giraud, the co-founders of Embrace Race. You’ll learn how to help children feel safe without overpromising or making them fearful. We’ll also discuss how to teach kids to approach the world with love and possibility when they so often seem targeted for harm.
Register for the call — even if you can’t join the live event.