Anti-Racism Educational Resources

Anti-Racism Educational Resources for Therapists and Clients

Click the links below to access free relevant and timely information for both therapists and clients regarding racial trauma, social dynamics that impact mental health, and clinical best-practices.

California Therapists Disavow Racial Injustice

CAMFT has issued 2 Social Policy Statements as well as a public press release to disavow racial injustice and outline the critical importance of culturally responsive training for mental health clinicians.

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CAMFT’s statements
Working with Racial Trauma
Working with Racial Trauma: How We Often Fall Short with Clients of Color

Thema Bryant, PhD, Beverly Greene, PhD, Shelly Harrell, PhD, Daryl Rowe, PhD, and more present in this 4-part education series from NICABM about how to identify and treat individual and intergenerational racial trauma.

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National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association

The mission of NAAPIMHA is to promote the mental health and well being of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders.

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BIPOC Mental Health Resources
BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Mental Health

The Mental Health Coalition is dedicated to addressing the mental health needs of the BIPOC community, to create culturally informed, quality mental health equity for all.

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Being an anti-racist clinician

This paper discusses how clinicians can recognize and embrace an anti-racism approach in practice, researh, and life in general.

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Hospital Group Outlines Strategy to Combat Structural Racism
Hospital Group Outlines Strategy to Combat Structural Racism

America's Essential Hospitals,representing more than 300 hospitals with a mission to serve those who face barriers to care, pledges to confront structural racism as an urgent public health threat.

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CDC Declares Racism
CDC Declares Racism a Serious Public Health Threat

New CDC portal supports initiatives for health equity.

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Connecting with Black and Brown Therapists
Connecting with Black and Brown Therapists

A Comprehensive List of Websites that Showcase Black and Brown Therapists, Special thanks to Brittany Cobb, LCSW @ablackfemaletherapist!

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Black Minds Matter
"Black Minds Matter"

CAMFT Webinar presented by Dr. Luke Wood on June 20, 2020

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Mental Health Resources for the Latinx Community
"Mental Health Resources for the Latinx Community"

Presented by 

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Asian American Resilience
"Asian American Resilience - Therapist Efficacy in a Time of Crisis"

CAMFT Webinar presented by Dr. Helen Hsu on Thursday, April 8, 2021.

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How to Protect your Mental Health While Fighting Racial Injustice
"How to Protect Your Mental Health While Fighting Racial Injustice"

Presented by Online Counseling Programs.

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University of Nebraska Lincoln
"Xenophobia:​ How to Protect Your Mental Health While Fighting Racial Injustice"

This article explores sociological, social psychological, and multi-cultural research to examine the causes of negative attitudes toward immigrants.

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Dr. Jonathan Holloway
"Yale Open Courses:  African American History: From Emancipation to the Present"

A 25-week free course taught by Dr. Jonathan Holloway

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Uncovering the Trauma of Racism
"Uncovering the Trauma of Racism: New Tools for Clinicians" an article by Monica Williams in Psychology Today"

Amy was a 21-year old, Japanese American American college student at a large, public university in New England.  She decided to seek out therapy after an emotionally charged event.

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Books and Articles
Books and Articles

A list of articles, books, and helpful materials for therapists, clients and parents.

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The Effects of Racism
"The Effects of Racism on Mental Health: How to Cope"

Karen Martinez, MD, MSc, and Jessica Grahm-LoPresti, PhD in a webinar hosted by The Anxiety and Depression Association of America..

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I Can't Breath
"I Can't Breath: Understanding Cultural Trauma, Grief and Mourning Experienced by Aferican Americans"

Webinar by Dr. Dwayne Buckingham from the Empathy and Resilience.

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Therapy for Black Girls
"Therapy For Black Girls Podcast"

A weekly chat about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves. Please consider the following episodes:
Session 69 - "Healing Integenerational Trauma"
Session 42 - "Race-Related Stress"
Session 21 - "How Racism Impacts Our Mental Health"

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Racialized Trauma 5-Day eCourse
"Racialized Trauma 5-Day eCourse"

Education through a trauma and body-psychology lens by Resmaa Menakem, MSW, LICSW, SEP, author of My Grandmother’s Hands

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Social and Behavioral Determinants
"Social and Behavioral Determinants of Toxic Stress with a Focus on Racial-Ethnic Considerations"

Recorded Science Talk by Dr. David Williams of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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Treating Mental Health in the Black Community
"Treating Mental Health in the Black Community" 

An Ask the Experts Panel by SimplePractice Learning featuring Donna Oriowo, PhD, LICSW, Shawan Worsley, PhD, LMFT, and Michael Jones, EdS, LPC-S.

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White Fragility
"White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racis​m"

Dr. Robin DiAngelo reads from her book at the Seattle Public Library.

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So You Want to Talk About Race
"So You Want to Talk About Race"

Ijemo Oluo discusses why it's so hard to talk about race and why we must do it anyway.

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NAMI Statement on Recent Racist Incidents
NAMI Gives Statement on Recent Racist Incidents and Mental Health Resources for African Americans

NAMI lists Black Mental Health resource groups and treatment directories, as well as additional articles, books, and video resources for allies and mental health professionals..

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