The murder of George Floyd. The Derek Chauvin trial. The recent rise in bias and violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

These are heavy, challenging times for us all, but particularly our communities of color.

Education Minnesota has compiled the following lists of resources for educators and parents to help children and adolescents cope and process these and other traumatic events.

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Talking about traumatic events & tragedies

Recommendations & Resources for Supporting Students Before, During & After the Chauvin Trial (University of Minnesota)
How to Talk About Traumatic Events & Tragedies (MDE)
- Responding to Trauma in Your Classroom (Learning for Justice)
- Helping Youth After Community Trauma: Tips for Educators (NCTSN)
- Helping Children & Adolescents Cope With Trauma & Disasters (NIMH)
- 16 Resources on Talking to Students About Police Killings and Racism (Education Week)
- What to Say to Kids When the News is Scary (NPR)
- Parenting a Child Who Has Experienced Trauma (Child Welfare Information Gateway)
- Trauma and Grief (Child Mind Institute)

Anti-Asian racism & violence:

- Resource Guide on Anti-Asian Violence (APALA)
- How to Respond to Coronavirus Racism (Learning for Justice)
- Responding to COVID Bullying, Bias & Violence Against Asian Americans (Colorin Colorado)
- Educators Take a Stand Against Coronavirus Racism (NEA)
- Battling a Surge of Anti-Asian Hate Crimes (Share My Lesson)

More racial and social justice resources:

Education Minnesota classroom resources for educators:
Talking About Race in the Classroom (NEA)
NEA EdJustice:
5 anti-racism resources for educators:
More anti-racism resources:
5 ways to address bias in your school:
Talking to Kids About Racism & Injustice (Oakland Public Library)
Share My Lesson racism collection:
Ibram X. Kendi blog:
Racial Justice in Education resource guide:
Learning for Justice:
Colorin Colorado resources:
Teaching While White:
Confronting White Nationalism in Schools toolkit:
Equity & social justice websites:
Showing Up for Racial Justice: