Council for Relationships Stands for Racial Justice

(Please note that this page is a work-in-progress and will be updated.)

Read Council for Relationship’s recent statement on racial justice by clicking here.

 

Advice and Guidance from Council for Relationships’ Clinicians

Discussing Racism with Children

Nick News Presents: Kids, Race & Unity | Hosted by Alicia Keys – Staff Therapist Dr. George James Jr., LMFT, offers relatable examples of that racial trauma is and it’s lasting impact on adults and children alike. Click here to check out the resources guide.

How to Educate Your Kids About Racial Activism and Social Justice – Staff Therapist Dr. George James Jr., LMFT, discusses how families can involve children in social activism.

How to Talk to Your Kids about Racism – Staff Therapist Dr. George James Jr., LMFT, provides advice on how to talk to children about racism.

Talking to Children About Racism – Staff Therapist Allen-Michael Lewis, MS, LMFT, offers guidance on how to address the topic of racism in a way children can understand.

Owning Your Narrative as a Biracial Person in America – Staff Therapist Allen-Michael Lewis, MS, LMFT, shares about his experience as a biracial person growing up and living in the United States.

Racial Trauma 

What is Racial Trauma and How to Practice Radical Self-Care – Staff Therapist Charles Muroah, STL, LMFT, defines racial trauma and recommends wellness tips for recovering from racial trauma.

The Emotional Toll of George Floyd’s Death – Staff Therapist Dr. George James Jr., LMFT, shares the emotional impact of George Floyd’s murder.

Mental Health Expert Shares About Toll of George Floyd’s Death – Staff Therapist Dr. George James Jr., LMFT, provides his professional insights on the effect that the wrongful killing of George Floyd is having on people’s mental health.

Racism, Protests & Riots – Staff Therapist Dr. George James Jr., LMFT, was featured on CBS Philly to examine the chaos we are all experiencing from the protests and riots resulting from police brutality and the wrongful death of George Floyd.

Empathy, Accountability Key in Moving Forward in Harmony Following Violent Protests, Expert Says – Staff Therapist Dr. George James Jr., LMFT, discusses racism, injustice, and what people can do to be an ally.

Anti-Racism 

Anti-Racist Resources Action & Education – Associate Director of the Healthy Relationship and Wellness Program and Staff Therapist, Briana Bogue, LMFT, and Staff Therapist, Maisy Hughes, LMFT, compiled an extensive list of resources which includes organizations working to defend Black lives and fight for justice, anti-racist media, and ways to get involved.

Resources

Black Philly Therapists Are Raising $15K to Provide Free Mental Health Resources to People of Color – WHYY compiled a list of therapists providing free resources to Philly’s Black community

Outside Resources (These resources have been suggested to Council for Relationships)

I Know What Racism Looks Like at Liberal Colleges

A Detailed List of Anti-Racism Resources

Black Life Matters: Anti-Racism Resources for Social Workers and Therapists

America Civil Liberties Union – Racial Justice

National Resource List

The Philadelphia Inquirer – How to Raise Anti-Racist Kids

Scaffolded Anti-Racist Resources – This is a working document for scaffolding anti-racism resources. The goal is to facilitate growth for white folks to become allies, and eventually accomplices for anti-racist work. These resources have been ordered in an attempt to make them more accessible. We will continue to add resources.

Pollen – White Supremacy in the Workplace

Counselors Assisting Police Officers 

911 Services that Dispatch Mental Health Counselors, Not Cops, Gains Tractions

Dallas Pilot Program Seeing Great Success by Pairing Officers with Social Workers for 911 Calls

NC Mental Health Counselors Help Police Officers Respond to 911 Calls