Resources by Issue/Concern


for Children
for Parents
Everyone has heard it said, “there are no manuals for raising children.” The good and bad news is, however, there are thousands of them! The clinical staff at Arbor Psychology Group got together and selected some of our favorites, by topic.

APG staff-recommended books for parents

Anti-Racism & Equity

Arbor Psychology Group values diversity and strives to create an inclusive, affirming space for all people. For ideas about how to promote equity, please see the following resources curated by the Michigan School of Psychology:
Abrahams, M. (2020, June 4). I am racist, I vow to end racism. Tricycle. Retrieved from

Ali, F. (2020, June 11). Racism is a mental health crisis. Here’s how to fight it. Huffpost. Retrieved from

Alexander, E. (2020, June 15). The Trayvon generation. The New Yorker. Retrieved from

Ao, B. (2020, June 25). Black trans communities suffer a greater mental-health burden from discrimination and violence. The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved from

Baldwin, J. (1962, November 10). Letter from a region in my mind. The New Yorker. Retrieved from

Bragg, K. (2021, March 18). ‘We keep it alive in our culture’: The legacy of U.S. policy, violence against Asian American women. The 19th. Retrieved from

Brockell, G. (2021, March 18). The long, ugly history of anti-Asian racism and violence in the U.S. The Washington Post. Retrieved from

Cadet, D. (2020, May 28). Your black colleagues may look like they’re okay – Chances are they’re not. Refinery29. Retrieved from

Cargle, R. E. (2019, November 21). How to talk to your family about racism on Thanksgiving. Harpers Bazaar. Retrieved from

Cargle, R. E. (2019, April 16). Why you need to stop saying “All Lives Matter.” Harpers Bazaar. Retrieved from

Cargle, R. E. (2018, October 16). How racism and patriarchy is taught at school. Harpers Bazaar. Retrieved from

Cargle, R. E. (2018, August 16). When feminism is white supremacy in heels. Harpers Bazaar. Retrieved from

Clifton, D. (2014, September 27). 10 simple ways white people can step up to fight everyday racism. Everyday Feminism. Retrieved from

Cowan, J. (2021, March 19). Looking at the rise of anti-Asian racism in the pandemic. The New York Times. Retrieved from

Dowd, T. (2020, June 19). Black therapists have been working overtime since the police killed George Floyd. Vice. Retrieved from

Garcia, S. E. (2020, June 17). Where did BIPOC come from? New York Times. Retrieved from

Glass, K. (2020, June 10). The pandemic’s mental health impact is dangerous for new moms. Especially black mom. The Washington Post. Retrieved from

Gonsalves, K. (2020, June 22). How to talk to parents about racism: 7 recommendations from therapists. Retrieved from

Guzmán, M. (2016, March 30). Black farmers in Detroit are growing their own food. But they’re having trouble owning the land. The World. Retrieved from

Hannah-Jones, N. (2020, June 26). What is owed. New York Times Magazine. Retrieved from

Jefferson, H., Neuner, F. G., & Pasek, J. (2020, June 10). Black Americans support the Floyd protests. Whites are divided. Here’s why. Retrieved from

Lester, N. A. (2020, June 16). “No, I am not OK.” Thanks for asking. Teaching Tolerance. Retrieved from

Lincourt, T., Ross, R. & McCloskey, C. (2021, April). Restorative justice in Indian Country. APA Division 18. Retrieved from 

Lopez, G. (2016, July 11). Why you should stop saying “all lives matter,” explained in 9 different way. Vox. Retrieved from

Kendi, I. X. (2020, May 12). Who gets to be afraid in America? The Atlantic. Retrieved from

Mason, B. (2020, June 10). Making people aware of their implicit biases doesn’t usually change minds. Buts here’s what does work. PBS NewsHour. Retrieved from

Morris, N. (2020, June 12). The emotional impact of watching white people wake up to racism in real-time. Metro. Retrieved from

New York Times. (2020, June 13). A discussion about how to reform policing. New York Times. Retrieved from

New Yorker. (2020, June 14). Kadir Nelson’s “Say Their Names.” The New Yorker. Retrieved from

Noor, P. (2020, May 31). Being black while in nature: ‘You’re an endangered species.’ The Guardian. Retrieved from

Rice, J. (2020, June 21). The difference between first-degree racism and third-degree racism. The Atlantic. Retrieved from

Silverstein, J. (2019, December 20). Why we published the 1619 project. The New York Times. Retrieved from

Strazewski, L. (2020, June 8). Why police brutality is a matter of public health. American Medical Association. Retrieved from

Teaching Tolerance. (2014). Teaching about race, racism and police violence. Teaching Tolerance. Retrieved from

Van der Valk, A. (2019). You and white supremacy: A challenge to educators. Teaching Tolerance. Retrieved from

Venkatraman, S. (2020, June 11). How to talk to your Asian immigrant parents about racism. NBC News. Retrieved from

Wallis, C. (2020, June 12). Why racism, not race, is a risk factor for dying of COVID-19. Scientific American. Retrieved from

White, G. B. (2020, June 16). How did we get here? The Atlantic. Retrieved from

Willoughby, V. (2020, January 13). On being comfortable with discomfort: Tiffany Jewell explains what it means to be anti-racist. School Library Journal. Retrieved from

Gross, T. (2020, June 24). Fresh air: A call for reparations: How America might narrow the racial wealth gap [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from

Intersectionality Matters! Podcast

Mills, K. (2020, June 10). Speaking of psychology: The psychology of protest and activism with Lauren Duncan, PhD [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from

Mills, K. (2020, April 17). Speaking of psychology: Why is COVID-19 disproportionely affecting Black and Latino American with Brian Smedley, PhD [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from

Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast

NPR Code Switch

New York Times 1619 Podcast

Pashman, D., & Chow, K. (2020, June 8). The sporkful with Dan Pashman: Can a restaurant be for everyone? [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from

Remnick, D. (2020, June 12). The New Yorker radio hour: Getting white people to talk about racism [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from

The United States of Anxiety. (2021, January 4). The (un)making of a ‘model minority’ [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from

The United States of Anxiety. (2021, March 22). The missing history of Asian America. [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from

Tippett, K. (2017, January 19). On being with Krista Tippett: Eula Biss: Talking about whiteness [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from

Academics 4 Black Lives

The Association of Black Psychologists

Black Therapists Rock

Journal of Black Psychology

Society for the Psychological Study of Culture , Ethnicity and Race: Division 45

I am Psyched! Inspiring Histories, Inspiring Lives: Women of Color in Psychology

Abrams, Z. (2020, June 15). A time for reckoning and healing. Retrieved from

Abrams, Z. (2019, December 1). Countering stereotypes about Asian Americans. Retrieved from

American Counseling Association. (2020). Racism. Retrieved from

American Psychological Association. (2020, June 10). APA urges closer partnerships between police, behavioral experts to stem racial incidents. Retrieved from

American Psychological Association. (2020, May 29). ‘We are living in a racism pandemic,’ says APA President. Retrieved from

American Psychological Association. (2020). Combating bias and stigma related to COVID-19. Retrieved from

American Psychological Association. (2020). Race, trauma, and social justice: Resources from APA publishing. Retrieved from

American Psychological Association. (2020). Racism, bias, and discrimination resources. Retrieved from

American Psychological Association. (2019). American Psychologist: Special Issue on Racial Trauma and Healing, 74(1). Retrieved from

American Psychological Association. (2017). Multicultural guidelines: An ecological approach to context, identity, and intersectionality. Retrieved from

Andoh, E. (2020, May 1). How psychologists can combat the racial inequities of the COVID-19 crisis. Retrieved from

Asian American Psychological Association. (2020, April). AAPA COVID-19 statement. Retrieved from

Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers. (2020). Training and Education in Professional Psychology: Special Issue on Social Justice Training in Health Service Psychology, 14(2). Retrieved from

Calkins, H. (2020, Winter). How you can be more culturally competent. Good Therapy. Retrieved from

Chang, D. F. (2020, June 14). Division 45 task force on Covid-19 anti-Asian discrimination and xenophobia. Focus Spring 2020. Retrieved from

DeAngelis, T. (2018, March). 8 ways to advocate for psychology. Monitor on Psychology, 49(3), 34. Retrieved from

Garrett-Akinsanya, B. (2020, June 16). I can’t breathe: Resuscitating Black America. Focus Spring 2020. Retrieved from

Halley, C. (2020, May 31). Institutionalized racism: A syllabus. JSTOR Daily. Retrieved from

Murray-Johnson, K., & Ross-Gordon, J. M. (2018). “Everything is about balance”: Graduate education faculty and the navigation of difficult discourses on race. Adult Education Quarterly68(2), 137–156.

Sage Publishing. (2020). Structural racism and police violence. Retrieved from

Sarda, C. (2019, July 25). Research roundup: Cultural and societal considerations when treating women of color. Retrieved from

Shullman, S., & Evans, A. (2020, June 2). APA’s action plan for addressing inequality. Retrieved from

Society for Humanistic Psychology: Division 32. (2019, May). Draft statement on hate incidents in the United States. Retrieved from

The Mental Health Coalition. (2021, March 3). Asian American & Pacific Islander mental health resources. Retrieved from

Winter, R. J., & Vallano, J. P. (2016, February). Black lives matter: Psychological research findings offer ways to foster justice. Monitor on Psychology, 47(2), 24. Retrieved from

Resources for Kids
Allen, A., Aronson, K., Diverse BookFinder Team,  & Lambert, M. D. (2020). 20 picture books for 2020: Readings to embrace race, provide solace & do good. EmbraceRace. Retrieved from

Anti-Defamation League. (2020).  Children’s reading list.  Retrieved from

Baxley, T. (2020). Social justice parenting. Retrieved from

Baxley, T. (2022, February 10). A parenting experts shares 56 books to teach your kids about race, compassion and social justice – for al young age levels. CNBC. Retrieved from

Dastagir, A. E. (2020, May 31). George Floyd. Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. What do we tell our children? USA Today. Retrieved from

Grose, J. (2020, June 2). These books can help you explain racism and protest to your kids. New York Times. Retrieved from

PBS Kids. (2020, October 9). PBS kids talk about full episode: Race & racism. PBS. Retrieved from

Parker-Pope, T. (2020, July 24). How to raise an anti-racist kid. New York Times. Retrieved from

Penn SGE Newsroom. (2016, July 13). Talking to children after racial incidents. Retrieved from

Raising Luminaries, & Books for Littles. (2019, October). Anti-racism for kids 101: Starting to talk about race. Retrieved from

Raising Luminaries, & Books for Littles. (2019, October). Anti-racism 102: Why not all racial discrimination is ‘racism.’ Retrieved from

Sesame Street. (2020, October 19). Sesame street: What is racism?. PBS. Retrieved from

Sesame Street In Communities. (2021, March 23). Explaining race #comingtogether. PBS. Retrieved from

USC Rossier School of Education. (2020). Speak up: Opening a dialogue with youth about racism. Retrieved from

Wenner Moyer, M. (2021, July 15). How to raise kids who won’t be racist. The New York Times. Retrieved from

Take Action
Ali, F. (2020, June 11). Racism is a mental health crisis. Here’s how to fight it. Huffpost. Retrieved from

DeAngelis, T. (2018, March). 8 ways to advocate for psychology. Monitor on Psychology, 49(3), 34. Retrieved from

Ferguson, S. (2021, March 18). 5 ways to fight racism and xenophobia. UNICEF USA. Retrieved from 

Liu, J. (2021, March 18). How to take action against anti-Asian racism at work and in your personal life. CNBC.  Retrieved from

Mansoor, S. (2020, June 9). From donating to volunteering: Here’s how to support Black Lives Matter, protesters and equality initiatives. Time. Retrieved from

Moore, E. (2014). 21-day racial equity habit building challenge. Retrieved from

Shutack, C. (2017, August 13). 106 things white people can do for racial justice. Medium. Retrieved from

The Strategist Editors. (2020, June 18). 138 black-owned businesses to support. New York Magazine. Retrieved from

Act Locally

Learn more about Detroit’s Black history

Learn more about Michigan’s Black history

Visit Black-owned restaurants in Detroit

Visit Black-owned businesses in Detroit list of Black-owned businesses

Visit the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Detroit Black Community Food Security Network

Detroit Justice Center

Detroit Phoenix Center

Focus: HOPE

Ruth Ellis Center

We the People of Detroit

Contact to Your Local & State Representatives

Find Your Elected Officials

Michigan House of Representatives


Give 8/28: Black-led Nonprofits

Native Justice Coalition

Asian Mental Health Collective


A New Way of Life

Black Youth Project 100

Color of Change

Dream Defenders

Equal Justice Initiative

Families against Mandatory Minimums

National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls


Rethinking Schools

SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) 

Southern Poverty Law Center

The Sentencing Project

Tenets Initiative, the Diversity-Informed Tenets for Work with Infants, Children and Families (Tenets)


Voter Registration

Rock The Vote

Art Galleries at Black Studies (AGBS) at the University of Texas at Austin

Barnard Center for Research on Women. (2017, January 18). Don’t be a bystander: 6 tips for responding to racist attacks. Retrieved from

Hight, A. (2021, September 3). My bi-racial identity and racism in the Asian American. TEDxYouth. Retrieved from:

Kendi, I. X. (2020, May). The difference between being “not racist” and antiracist. TED 2020. Retrieved from being_not_racist_and_antiracist

McGhee, H. C. (2019, December). Racism has a cost for everyone. TEDWomen 2019. Retrieved from _for_everyone

PESI, & Psychotherapy Networker. (2020). Racial injustice and trauma: How therapists can respond. Retrieved from

Roth, E. (2020, June 12). Want to learn more about racism in America? Add these films to your watchlist. Hour Detroit. Retrieved from

Smith, B., Gossett, R. & Carruthers, C. (2016, January 23). Black feminism & the movement for Black lives. National LGBTQ Task Force. Retrieved from

Websites & Working Documents
Academics For Black Lives

Black Lives Matter

Dismantling Racism Works Web Workbook

Flicker, S. S., & Klein, A. (2020, May). Anti-racism resources. Retrieved from

National Museum of African American History & Culture, & Smithsonian Talking About Race

Stamborski, A., Zimmermann, N., & Gregory, B. (2020, June 12). Working document for scaffolding anti-racism resources. Retrieved from*oTKMdqyOHxx_3-BqiLiKWg

Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University. 12th Street Detroit: Detroit’s 1967 civil unrest. Retrieved from

Note: Arbor Psychology Group is not responsible for the content, claims or representations of the listed resources.