Resources for Talking about Racism & Violence
May 29, 2020 , Jennifer Severson
Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities understands that conversations about race and violence are difficult.
If you, your Little/child, or someone you know needs help coping with the emotional impacts and difficult conversations following George Floyd’s death and the violence taking place across the Twin Cities, we’ve compiled resources that may be helpful:
- Talking to Children About Community Violence
- The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
- APA: Helping your children manage distress in the aftermath of a shooting
- Tolerance.org: Teaching About Race, Racism and Police Violence
- PTA: Discussing Difficult Situations with Your Children
- Brooklyn Bridge Alliance for Youth Resource Page
- The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Minnesota’s Youth Resource Page
- The Youth Services Network’s Mental/Emotional Heath Resources
- Supporting Young People in the Wake of Violence and Trauma
- Mentoring Boys and Young Men of Trauma
- My Brother’s Keeper Success Mentors Initiative
- Minnesota Compass Racial Equity Resource Directory
- YWCA: Resources for Your Antiracist Practice
- A Riot is the Language of the Unheard Speech – MLK Jr.
- Getting Relationships Right – “Developmental Relationships”
- Listen to Podcast by Eula Biss – “Let’s Talk About Whiteness”
- Teaching Tolerance Self Guided Learning Webinars
- YIPA On Demand Webinars (Youth Intervention Programs Association)
- Brene Brown on Empathy
- Resources for White Bodied People
Please check this page for regular updates.
Our team is committed to supporting BBBS youth, volunteers and families through this difficult time. Please reach out to your Match Engagement Coordinator if you have questions or need additional assistance.