Gladney asked our dedicated team of professionals to help find credible resources with diverse perspectives for you and your family.
We gathered and vetted resources to help address some of the tough conversations and issues you may be facing with your children, family, friends, peers and community members regarding the pain caused by racism and social injustices.
We will continue to bring you current and relevant information that addresses important topics. Our goal is to help equip you with information and tools that can lead to healthy conversations, actions, and outcomes. Please continue to revisit this page for new and updated resources.
Gladney University will also be providing timely topics so please be on the look-out for programing updates. As always our Gladney University trainings are available in your MyGladney account in addition to the live trainings Gladney offers. We understand your children are your universe and our mission is to create brighter and safer futures now and always. We are better together and we stand with our families of color.
April Dinwoodie on Transracial Adoption
April Dinwoodie was adopted by white parents. She shares her story with Karen. She has a podcast, Born in June, Raised in April.
CNN/Sesame Street Racism Town Hall
CNN's Van Jones and Erica Hill partner with "Sesame Street" for Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism, a town hall for kids and families. Watch the town hall in its entirety.
A Conversation on Race: A series of short films about identity in America
The New York Times has compiled personal stories that reflect the breadth of experiences in the United States.
Yale's African American History: From Emancipation to the Present online course
American Psychological Association
National Black Child Development Institute
The Racial Empowerment Collaborative
Resources to Support Children’s Emotional Well-Being Amid Anti-Black Racism, Racial Violence, and Trauma
Engaging My Child: Parent Tip Tool Uplifting Families Through Healthy Communication About Race
Talking to Children About Racial Bias
Your Kids Aren't Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup
Beyond the Golden Rule: A Parent’s Guide to Preventing and Responding to Prejudice
Reading and RES: Parent Tip Tool Choosing and Using Books to Discuss Race and Ethnicity
"Daddy Why Am I Brown?": A healthy conversation about skin color and family
National Museum of African American History and Culture: Talking About Race
Books About Race and Ethnicity (Broken Down Into Age Groups)
Looking for Excellent “Diverse” Books for Children? Start Here!
Help Your Kids Find Books with Diverse Characters
Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners
Apps and Games with Diverse Characters
Talking to Kids About Racism, Early and Often: These books can help start the conversation
25 Black-Owned Brands for Babies, Kids, and Parents
Healthy Roots Dolls
Teacher’s Favorite Children Books on Racism
How to talk to your kids about prejudice with the help of 12 of our favorite books
“Talking to Children About Protests and Racism”
"Racism and Violence: How to Help Kids Handle the News"
“Talking to Kids About Race”
“The Realities of Raising a Kid of a Different Race”
“The Top 5 Things Transracial Adoptees Need From Their Parents”
“Transracial Adoption/Interracial Adoption”
“Racial Stress and Self-care: How race-related stress affects you and your relationship with your child”
Race & Development with Melanie Chung Sherman, LCSW
I [STILL] Can't Breathe!": Supporting Kids of Color Amid Racialized Violence
Raising Black Boys
Raising Black Girls
Therapy for Black Girls: Joy Harden Bradford, Ph.D.
Reframing Transracial Adoption with Rhonda Roorda
'Raising White Kids' Author On How White Parents Can Talk About Race
Teaching Hard History Podcast
What is Black
Born in June Raised in April: What Adoption Can Teach the World
Anti-Racist Resources for Children, Families, and Educators
Children's Books and Recommended Blogs
- Educate yourself
- Research the history and current reality of racism
- Attend trainings, read books, and listen to podcasts related to racism and cultural biases
- Listen to voices of people of color and learn from their different experiences and perspectives
- Seek to acknowledge your privilege and cultural biases
- Get involved in your community
- Ask yourself and others hard questions that lead to important conversations about race
- Stand up against unjust actions
- Find ways to uplift and recognize diverse voices
- Have an open dialogue with your children
- The American Academy of Pediatrics offers these three strategies that parents can use to help their children deal with racial bias:
- Talk to your children and acknowledge that racial differences and bias exist.
- Confront your own bias and model how you want your children to respond to others who may be different than them.
- Encourage your children to challenge racial stereotypes and racial bias by being kind and compassionate when interacting with people of all racial, ethnic, and cultural groups.
- Understand the needs and barriers people of color experience
- Get to know people who are different than you
- Find out about opportunities to listen, support, and stand with others