Resources for educators and families on discussing trauma, racism and violence

These resources were provided by the Minnesota Department of Education to help our educators, staff and families discuss the death of George Floyd and the reaction it has sparked. It is by no means an exhaustive list. 

How to Talk About Traumatic Events and Tragedies (MDE)

Teaching About Race, Racism and Police Violence (Teaching Tolerance)

Resources on Trauma for Caregivers and Families (Child Welfare Information Gateway)

Trauma Guides (Child Mind Institute)

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network resources

15 Tips for Talking with Children About Violence (Colorin colorado, a bilingual site)

How to talk to children about shootings: An age-by-age guide (Today)

Racial Equity Resource Directory (Minnesota Compass)