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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Tips for Self-Care for Black Families
Racism places a tremendous burden on all Americans, but especially Black Americans who are disproportionately affected by unequal systems in our society. For adults and especially children, it is important to find ways to cope with this burden.
Obstacles Latinx Children Face and How to Help
Latinx children show higher rates of mental illness and suicidal thoughts than other children their age. On Our Sleeves helps you understand why they are more likely to be impacted and how parents and caregivers can help.
How to Teach Kids About Microaggressions
On Our Sleeves has tips for parents and teachers to teach kids about microaggressions; every day subtle, intentional or unintentional interactions or behaviors that communicate some sort of bias toward historically marginalized groups.
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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How to Find a Culturally Informed Therapist
If you are BIPOC or LGBTQIA+, it may be hard to find a therapist who identifies in the same way as you or your child. We have some tips to help you find a culturally informed therapist for your child.
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.
Welcoming Immigrants and Refugees
Our experts have ways you can help immigrants and refugees make their transition to your community easier.
Talking to Kids About Racism
If you are unsure how to start the conversation with your kids, use these resources to help guide you – from setting an example to asking the right questions.
Reducing Suicide Risk in Youth of Color
Youth of color face many unique risk factors that may lead to higher rates of suicidal ideation, behavior and attempts. With unique risk factors come unique protective factors. Our expert helps you recognize them to support youth at risk.
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.
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.
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.