Support Resources & Talking to Children About Current Events

The recent events in our community and country can be difficult to process and understand — especially for children. Our mental health team has compiled a list of resources we wanted to share to hopefully aid, in some way, in helping you assist your child in understanding what’s happening in the world around them. 

Online Resources

How to Talk & Listen to Children in the Face of Traumatic Events 

How to Talk about Traumatic Events & Tragedy 

Resources for Talking about Race & Racism with Children from the NMAAHC

Books for Children

The ABCs of Diversity by Carolyn B. Helsel and Y. Joy Harris-Smith

Something Happened in Our Town by Marianne Celano, PhD

The Youngest Marcher by Cynthia Levinson

A is for Activist by Innosanto Nagara

Books for Preteens

Say Her Name by Zetta Elliott

This Book is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewel

Resist by Veronica Chambers

Not My Idea by Anastasia Higginbotham

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely

Stamped by Jason Reynolds and Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

A Place Inside of Me by Zetta Elliot


Posted on June 5, 2020 in Community