1. Towards a shared language
https://www.racialequitytools.org/glossary offers a short list of terms and definitions. Keep in mind that this is a starting point and there is no all-encompassing language.
- Anti-racism – the work of actively opposing racism by advocating for changes in political, economic, and social life.
- Diversity – all the ways in which people It encompasses all the different characteristics that make one individual or group different from another.
- Equity – justice, fairness, and inclusiveness in experience, processes and outcomes, recognizes the advantages and barriers to achieving this.
- Inclusion – the process of creating environments in which an individual or group can be and feel welcomed, respected, supported, and valued.
2. Social determinants of youth mental health
- Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) – are traumatic events that occur in ACEs are linked to chronic health problems, mental illness, and substance use in adolescence and adulthood. Find additional information here: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
- Trauma Informed Care – Screening for trauma helps identify children’s and families’ needs early in order to provide appropriate interventions. Find additional screening resources here: NCTSN Resources | The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
3. Actions in the clinical encounter
- Clinician practices to foster connection with patients →
- Talking to children about race and racism Children’s books to consider:
- “All about diversity” by Felicity Brooks
- “My Skin, Your Skin” by Laura Henry-Allain
- World Skin Tone Crayons by Crayola – to facilitate identity/race discussions.
4. Advocacy/bystander responses to racism
- Consider reporting racism/inequity events using existing structures – Office of Ombuds Services
- Mistreatment Incident Report Form – https://uclahs.fyi/MIRF
- Clinician wellness is a crucial part of anti-racism work
5. Resources/further reading