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Cultural Responsiveness & Equity

The NCSMH team grieves the racist murders and discrimination of Black and Asian American people in the US. Racism and white supremacy are embedded in US history, upheld by inequitable policies and actions, and impact the health and well-being of people of color. Within this larger context, schools have long struggled to address the racial disparities in discipline and the opportunity gap. Through addressing structural and systemic inequities long present in the education system, schools have opportunities to develop and model equitable and anti-racist policies and practices. We all have the ability to learn, heal, and grow together.

Below are resources for schools, mental health providers, communities, families, and students on cultural responsiveness and equity in school mental health. Following the resources organized by section are webinars from the School Mental Health Virtual Learning Series, hosted in collaboration with the Mideast MHTTC and the Danya Instute. View Supporting Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders Impacted by RacismSupporting Communities Impacted by ViolenceSupporting Muslim Communities, or Supporting Transgender Staff and Students

RESilience Walk the Talk Series Recruitment Letter

This page and the webinars are created in collaboration with the Cultural Responsiveness and Equity Specialty Track of the Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health (CREtrack@som.umaryland.edu).

Understanding Racism, Power, & Privilege

Guides, Reports, and Readings

Journal Articles

Reading and Resource Lists

Resources and Activities

Videos, Webinars, and Talks

Racial Trauma

Guides, Reports, and Readings

Journal Articles

Reading and Resource Lists

Resources and Activities

Videos, Webinars, and Talks

Strength, Resilience, and Social Justice

Guides, Reports, and Readings

Resources and Activities

Community-Based Interventions and Supports

Guides, Reports, and Readings

Reading and Resource Lists

Resources and Activities

Home-Based Interventions and Supports

Guides, Reports, and Readings

Resources and Activities

Reading and Resource Lists

Videos, Webinars, and Talks

School-Based Interventions and Supports

Guides, Reports, and Readings

Reading and Resource Lists

Resources, Lessons, Toolkits, and Activities

Organizations & Movements

Webinar-Youth Perspectives on COVID-19, Racism, and Returning to School

Webinar-What Can Schools Do to Address COVID-19, Racism, and Social Justice

Panelists: Tiffany Beason, PhD, Lauren Brown, MS, Dwayne Cormier, PhD, Kelly Willis, MSW

Slides

Resources

Webinar-Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth

Webinar-Addressing Racial Stress and Trauma

Webinar-Addressing Systemic Racism: Creating Safe and Equitable Schools

Webinar-Safe and Equitable Schools: Tier II Interventions and Considerations

Webinar-Supporting Students Impacted by Racial Stress and Trauma