Resources for Parents

Talking to adolescents about anti-Asian Bias

In the summer of 2020, the Stop A.A.P.I. Hate Youth Campaign interviewed 990 Asian-American young adults across the United States about their experiences during the pandemic and found that one in four had reported experiencing racism in some way.

Kids said that they had been bullied, physically harassed and had racial slurs shouted at them. Dr. Juliana Chen, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Mass General Brigham, said that kids who experience this kind of racism may stop going to school or speaking up in class. They might start acting out, feel unwell, have trouble sleeping or struggle with depression.

Tiffany Yip, a developmental psychologist at Fordham University, said that a child who hears a racist remark hears this: “You don’t belong. You’re other. You’re different.”

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Resources For Talking About Race, Racism And Racialized Violence With Kids

This document was compiled by the Center for Racial Justice in Education. It is not meant to be exhaustive and will be continually updated as we are made aware of more resources.

Preventing Youth Suicide: Tips for Parents 

Depression and Addiction Resources

Studies have shown that people who are suffering from depression or other mental health disorders are more likely to abuse substances. There are options readily available for anyone who may be struggling with their mental health and addictions. LEARN MORE.

Studies have shown that 16 Million Americans identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community, but treatment and healthcare options for those with substance use issues are sparse. There is a host of helpful information on LGBTQ+ Community and Substance Use Disorder included here such as statistics, criteria for SUD, and why treatment facilities for LGBTQ+ members is important. LEARN MORE.