Resources to Start Difficult Conversations about Race

Historically underrepresented communities often face additional stressors that we know impact children’s mental health. Whether you are from a racially or ethnically diverse background or someone looking to be an ally, these resources give you the tools to talk to children about race, immigration, discrimination, inclusivity, and ways to support diverse children’s mental health.


We know, now more than ever, this is an important conversation to have. And one we need to continue.

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Obstáculos que enfrentan niños Latinx y como ayudarlos

Los niños latinos muestran tasas más altas de enfermedades mentales y pensamientos suicidas que otros niños de su edad. On Our Sleeves lo ayuda a comprender por qué es más probable que se vean afectados y cómo los padres y cuidadores pueden ayudar.

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Cómo enseñar a los niños sobre las microagresiones

Las microagresiones son interacciones o comportamientos diarios sutiles, intencionales o no intencionales que comunican algún tipo de sesgo hacia grupos históricamente marginados.

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Reimagining Resilience and Celebrating Black Joy

Celebrate the incredible stories and changes Black people have contributed to the world. Building kids’ cultural pride is good for their mental health.

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Kids and Race-Related Violence

Learn how your children might respond to these events based on their age group as well as the best ways to offer support and guidance.

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Protecting Kids Against Racism

Children are often excluded, bullied, treated unfairly, or discriminated against because of their racial or ethnic background. That’s why it is important to help children develop a strong identity that embraces your family’s ethnicity and culture.

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Welcoming Immigrants and Refugees

Our experts have ways you can help immigrants and refugees make their transition to your community easier.

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Hablar con los niños sobre el racismo

Cada familia, sin importar su origen, debe tener conversaciones sobre raza y racismo. Use estos recursos para ayudar a guiarse, desde iniciar la conversación hasta conversar de temas más complicados.

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Reducir el riesgo de suicidio en jóvenes de color

Los jóvenes de color se enfrentan a diversos factores únicos de riesgo que pueden llevar a tasas más altas de pensamientos, comportamientos e intentos suicidas.

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How and Why AAPI Parents Can Check-In with Kids

Data shows that AAPI parents are three times less likely to seek mental health counseling for their children than white parents. Our experts have resources to help AAPI parents talk to their children about their feelings.

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Supporting AAPI Children Experiencing Discrimination

Our experts help you have conversations with your child about their experiences and feelings, and help you help them work through racism, stereotypes and discrimination.

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Supporting Immigrant Children's Mental Health

Children born in the US from immigrant parents, or those who arrived at an early age, actually show worse mental and physical health outcomes than those currently immigrating. This is called the immigrant paradox.


July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

We know that mental health concerns do not discriminate - mental health affects all races, identities and genders. Help On Our Sleeves to start conversations by sharing the infographics below - because no one should feel shame or stigma when discussing their child's mental health.


The suicide rate for Black children ages 5 to 11 has nearly doubled. On Our Sleeves.

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Suicide attempts for Hispanic girls, grades 9-12, were 40% higher than for non-Hispanic white girls in the same group, in 2017. On Our Sleeves. The Movement for Children's Mental Health.

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Children of Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) descent are about as likely to experience mental health problems as the general population, but only half as likely to seek mental health services. On Our Sleeves. The movement for children's mental health.

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