Family Resources

Talking to Children & Teens About Racialized Incidents

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Message to Parents

By the age of three years old, your child begins to develop a racial construct that influences how they see themselves and the world around them. It's never too early or late to talk about and model an appreciation of what makes us different and unique. Our office compiled a list of resources designed to help start or continue the conversations about race. This is in no way a complete list of what's available to support the dialogue about race. It's meant to be a starting point in your family's exploration of cultural diversity. Your school counselor is available if you feel your child needs additional support to cope with recent events. Please do not hesitate to reach out to your school if you need additional supports now or in the future.

CNN and 'Sesame Street' to host a town hall addressing racism

Saturday, June 6th, 10am

This is an online event.

It will stream live on's homepage and across mobile devices via CNN's apps, without requiring a cable log-in.

Starting the Conversation

Book List

Embrace Race

31 Children's books to support conversations on race, racism and resistance



Why we need to Talk to Children about Race & Difference | Biz Lindsay-Ryan | TEDxDePaulUniversity
Systemic Racism Explained
How to Talk to Kids About Race
Talking to Children About Racism
How I Teach Kids About Racism (Kindergarten and 1st Grade)
Helping Your Child Cope with Media Coverage of Community Racial Trauma: Tips for Parents
Jennifer Borget on TikTok: Raising your Kids to be Color Blind
Kids speak their minds about race
Let's get to the root of racial injustice | Megan Ming Francis | TEDxRainier
Sesame Street: We're Different, We're the Same | Read Along Series
Something Happened In Our Town
I Am Enough
Not Quite Snow White

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