Standing Together Against Racial Injustice

Standing Together Against Racial Injustice

We were recently exposed to the killing of George Floyd. The images we have seen have been disturbing and traumatic. As a society we are confronted with yet another death due to negligence and brutality of several police officers. There is an outcry for justice as the death of Black citizens has become too common. We are all experiencing a variety of emotions including fear, doubt, anger, despair and shame. I want to acknowledge how difficult this time must be for you. I too am struggling with the continued racial injustice that is becoming pervasive in our society.

Our work at The Village often requires us to confront the impacts of racial inequality in our society. Fighting for change – in individuals, families and society – is The Village’s mission and is what inspires us to come to work every day.

We are unwavering in our commitment to justice and equity and we are here to provide support now and always.

In solidarity,

Galo A. Rodriguez, MPH

President & CEO, The Village

Resources

11 Things To Do Besides Say ‘This Has To Stop’ In The Wake Of Police BrutalityHuff Post

31 Children’s books to support conversations on race, racism and resistanceEmbraceRace

Addressing Race and Trauma in the ClassroomA Resource for Educators, NCTSN resource

Anguish and ActionObama.org

Anti-Racism Resource ListTiffany Bowden, PhD in Diversity and Inclusion

Anti-racism resources for white people

Community ViolenceReactions and Actions in Dangerous Times, NCTSN resource

Complex TraumaFacts for Caregivers (for youth who have experienced multiple traumas), NCTSN resource

Five points of discussion for conversations about racial injusticeCounseling Today

Helping School-Age Children with Traumatic GriefTips for Caregivers, NCTSN resource

Helping Teens with Traumatic GriefTips for Caregivers, NCTSN resource

Helping Young Children with Traumatic GriefTips for Caregivers, NCTSN resource

Helping Your Child Cope with Media Coverage of Community Racial Trauma: Tips for ParentsYouTube video

Helping Youth after Community TraumaTips for Educators, NCTSN resource How racism makes us sickTEDMED Talk by David R. Williams How to Make this Moment the Turning Point for Real ChangeMedium, Barack Obama Psychological First Aid (PFA)Field Operations Guide: 2nd edition Racial Injustice and Trauma: African Americans in the USNCTSN Position Statement Racism and Violence: How to Help Kids Handle the NewsChild Mind Institute, Inc. Secondary Traumatic Stress Fact Sheet for Organizations Employing Community Violence WorkersNCTSN resource Structural racism is a public health crisisNAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Kesha Moore Systemic Racism Explainedact.tv, YouTube The Power of ParentingHow to Help Your Child After a Parent or Caregiver Dies, NCTSN resource Your Black Colleagues May Look Like They’re Okay — Chances Are They’re NotRefinery29