The “Supporting Youth Who Experience Racism” handout provides parents and caregivers with practical strategies to help youth of color cope with and respond to racism. In an easy-to-use 3-page format, it outlines tips across three key areas: reflecting on the family’s experiences with racism, helping youth cope when racist incidents occur, and promoting a positive racial/ethnic identity. Specific suggestions include having open conversations about racism, taking action together against injustice, sharing cultural history and traditions, finding diverse role models and media, and teaching kids that racial stereotypes are false.
The handout synthesizes wisdom from generations of parents/caregivers of color along with input from experts in the field of racial trauma and resilience. It emphasizes starting with small steps and offers extensive additional resources for further reading and learning. Overall, this research-based guide aims to provide parents and caregivers with concrete tools to foster coping skills, resilience, and positive identity in teens of color facing racism.
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