Structural racism, hatred, and oppression infiltrate every aspect of the systems on which we and the families MSPCC serves are meant to rely. It is also a reminder that racism has catastrophic lifelong consequences for children and addressing it must be part of a trauma informed approach to child welfare.
Many parents and grandparents are wondering how to talk about racism and injustice MSPCC hopes the following resources are helpful:
How do I talk to young children about racial injustice?: a guide created by MSPCC in partnership with MassAIMH and the Boston Public Health Commission.
What do we tell our children?: USA Today
Talking About Race: National Museum of African American History & Culture