Resources by Issue/Concern

Books

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:
Articles

Abrahams, M. (2020, June 4). I am racist, I vow to end racism. Tricycle. Retrieved from https://tricycle.org/trikedaily/vow-to-end-racism/

Ali, F. (2020, June 11). Racism is a mental health crisis. Here’s how to fight it. Huffpost. Retrieved from https://www.huffpost.com/entry/racism-mental-health-crisis-how-to-support_l_5ee23e58c5b63ce9facc2f41

Alexander, E. (2020, June 15). The Trayvon generation. The New Yorker. Retrieved from https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/06/22/the-trayvon-generation

Ao, B. (2020, June 25). Black trans communities suffer a greater mental-health burden from discrimination and violence. The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved from https://www.inquirer.com/health/black-transgender-trans-mental-health-therapy-20200625.html

Baldwin, J. (1962, November 10). Letter from a region in my mind. The New Yorker. Retrieved from https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1962/11/17/letter-from-a-region-in-my-mind

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 https://19thnews.org/2021/03/legacy-us-policy-violence-against-asian-american-women/

Brockell, G. (2021, March 18). The long, ugly history of anti-Asian racism and violence in the U.S. The Washington Post. Retrieved from https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2021/03/18/history-anti-asian-violence-racism/

Cadet, D. (2020, May 28). Your black colleagues may look like they’re okay – Chances are they’re not. Refinery29. Retrieved from https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2020/05/9841376/black-trauma-george-floyd-dear-white-people

Cargle, R. E. (2019, November 21). How to talk to your family about racism on Thanksgiving. Harpers Bazaar. Retrieved from https://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/politics/a25221603/thanksgiving-dinner-conversation-how-to-talk-to-family-about-politics/

Cargle, R. E. (2019, April 16). Why you need to stop saying “All Lives Matter.” Harpers Bazaar. Retrieved from https://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/politics/a27075028/black-lives-matter-explained/

Cargle, R. E. (2018, October 16). How racism and patriarchy is taught at school. Harpers Bazaar. Retrieved from https://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/politics/a23732907/school-history-teaching-children-racism-patriarchy/

Cargle, R. E. (2018, August 16). When feminism is white supremacy in heels. Harpers Bazaar. Retrieved from https://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/politics/a22717725/what-is-toxic-white-feminism/

Clifton, D. (2014, September 27). 10 simple ways white people can step up to fight everyday racism. Everyday Feminism. Retrieved from https://everydayfeminism.com/2014/09/non-racist-white-person/

Cowan, J. (2021, March 19). Looking at the rise of anti-Asian racism in the pandemic. The New York Times. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/19/us/anti-asian-racism-pandemic.html

Dowd, T. (2020, June 19). Black therapists have been working overtime since the police killed George Floyd. Vice. Retrieved from https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/dyz3xq/black-therapists-have-been-working-overtime-since-the-police-killed-george-floyd

Garcia, S. E. (2020, June 17). Where did BIPOC come from? New York Times. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/article/what-is-bipoc.html

Glass, K. (2020, June 10). The pandemic’s mental health impact is dangerous for new moms. Especially black mom. The Washington Post. Retrieved from https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2020/06/10/new-mothers-are-high-risk-coming-mental-health-crisis-especially-black-mothers/

Gonsalves, K. (2020, June 22). How to talk to parents about racism: 7 recommendations from therapists. Retrieved from https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-talk-to-your-parents-about-racism

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 https://www.pri.org/stories/2016-03-30/black-farmers-detroit-are-growing-their-own-food-theyre-having-trouble-owning

Hannah-Jones, N. (2020, June 26). What is owed. New York Times Magazine. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/06/24/magazine/reparations-slavery.html

Jefferson, H., Neuner, F. G., & Pasek, J. (2020, June 10). Black Americans support the Floyd protests. Whites are divided. Here’s why. Retrieved from https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/black-americans-support-floyd-protests-whites-are-divided-here-s-why

Lester, N. A. (2020, June 16). “No, I am not OK.” Thanks for asking. Teaching Tolerance. Retrieved from https://www.tolerance.org/magazine/no-i-am-not-ok-thanks-for-asking

Lincourt, T., Ross, R. & McCloskey, C. (2021, April). Restorative justice in Indian Country. APA Division 18. Retrieved from https://www.apadivisions.org/division-18/publications/newsletters/public-service/2021/04/justice?_ga=2.170105568.1397476899.1635180418-1941462950.1632425397 

Lopez, G. (2016, July 11). Why you should stop saying “all lives matter,” explained in 9 different way. Vox. Retrieved from https://www.vox.com/2016/7/11/12136140/black-all-lives-matter

Kendi, I. X. (2020, May 12). Who gets to be afraid in America? The Atlantic. Retrieved from https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/05/ahmaud-arbery/611539/

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 https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/making-people-aware-of-their-implicit-biases-doesnt-usually-change-minds-but-heres-what-does-work

Morris, N. (2020, June 12). The emotional impact of watching white people wake up to racism in real-time. Metro. Retrieved from https://metro.co.uk/2020/06/12/emotional-impact-watching-white-people-wake-racism-real-time-12839920/

New York Times. (2020, June 13). A discussion about how to reform policing. New York Times. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/06/13/magazine/police-reform.html

New Yorker. (2020, June 14). Kadir Nelson’s “Say Their Names.” The New Yorker. Retrieved from https://www.newyorker.com/culture/cover-story/cover-story-2020-06-22

Noor, P. (2020, May 31). Being black while in nature: ‘You’re an endangered species.’ The Guardian. Retrieved from https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/may/31/being-black-while-in-nature-youre-an-endangered-species

Rice, J. (2020, June 21). The difference between first-degree racism and third-degree racism. The Atlantic. Retrieved from https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2020/06/three-degrees-racism-america/613333/

Silverstein, J. (2019, December 20). Why we published the 1619 project. The New York Times. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/12/20/magazine/1619-intro.html

Strazewski, L. (2020, June 8). Why police brutality is a matter of public health. American Medical Association. Retrieved from https://www.ama-assn.org/delivering-care/health-equity/why-police-brutality-matter-public-health

Teaching Tolerance. (2014). Teaching about race, racism and police violence. Teaching Tolerance. Retrieved from https://www.tolerance.org/moment/racism-and-police-violence

Van der Valk, A. (2019). You and white supremacy: A challenge to educators. Teaching Tolerance. Retrieved from https://www.tolerance.org/magazine/summer-2019/you-and-white-supremacy-a-challenge-to-educators

Venkatraman, S. (2020, June 11). How to talk to your Asian immigrant parents about racism. NBC News. Retrieved from https://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/how-talk-your-asian-immigrant-parents-about-racism-n1229411

Wallis, C. (2020, June 12). Why racism, not race, is a risk factor for dying of COVID-19. Scientific American. Retrieved from https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-racism-not-race-is-a-risk-factor-for-dying-of-covid-191/

White, G. B. (2020, June 16). How did we get here? The Atlantic. Retrieved from https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2020/06/atlantic-reader-race-and-racism-us/613057/

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 https://www.slj.com/?detailStory=tiffany-jewell-anti-racism-childrens-nonfiction-author-interview

Listen

Gross, T. (2020, June 24). Fresh air: A call for reparations: How America might narrow the racial wealth gap [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from https://www.wnyc.org/story/a-call-for-reparations-how-america-might-narrow-the-racial-wealth-gap

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 https://www.apa.org/research/action/speaking-of-psychology/protest-activism

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 https://www.apa.org/research/action/speaking-of-psychology/african-americans-latinos-covid-19

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 http://www.sporkful.com/can-a-restaurant-be-for-everyone/

Remnick, D. (2020, June 12). The New Yorker radio hour: Getting white people to talk about racism [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from https://www.newyorker.com/podcast/the-new-yorker-radio-hour/getting-white-people-to-talk-about-racism

The United States of Anxiety. (2021, January 4). The (un)making of a ‘model minority’ [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/anxiety/episodes/unmaking-model-minority

The United States of Anxiety. (2021, March 22). The missing history of Asian America. [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/anxiety/episodes/missing-history-asian-america

Tippett, K. (2017, January 19). On being with Krista Tippett: Eula Biss: Talking about whiteness [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from https://onbeing.org/programs/eula-biss-talking-about-whiteness/

Psychology

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 https://www.apa.org/news/apa/2020/06/reckoning-healing

Abrams, Z. (2019, December 1). Countering stereotypes about Asian Americans. Retrieved from https://www.apa.org/monitor/2019/12/countering-stereotypes

American Counseling Association. (2020). Racism. Retrieved from https://www.counseling.org/knowledge-center/mental-health-resources/racism

American Psychological Association. (2020, June 10). APA urges closer partnerships between police, behavioral experts to stem racial incidents. Retrieved from https://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2020/06/police-partnerships

American Psychological Association. (2020, May 29). ‘We are living in a racism pandemic,’ says APA President. Retrieved from https://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2020/05/racism-pandemic

American Psychological Association. (2020). Combating bias and stigma related to COVID-19. Retrieved from https://www.apa.org/news/press/statements/combating-covid-19-bias.pdf

American Psychological Association. (2020). Race, trauma, and social justice: Resources from APA publishing. Retrieved from https://www.apa.org/pubs/highlights/race

American Psychological Association. (2020). Racism, bias, and discrimination resources. Retrieved from https://www.apa.org/topics/racism-bias-discrimination

American Psychological Association. (2019). American Psychologist: Special Issue on Racial Trauma and Healing, 74(1). Retrieved from https://www.apa.org/pubs/highlights/spotlight/issue-129

American Psychological Association. (2017). Multicultural guidelines: An ecological approach to context, identity, and intersectionality. Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/about/policy/multicultural-guidelines.pdf

Andoh, E. (2020, May 1). How psychologists can combat the racial inequities of the COVID-19 crisis. Retrieved from https://www.apa.org/topics/covid-19/racial-inequities

Asian American Psychological Association. (2020, April). AAPA COVID-19 statement. Retrieved from https://aapaonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/AAPA-COVID19-statement.pdf

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 https://psycnet.apa.org/PsycARTICLES/journal/tep/14/2

Calkins, H. (2020, Winter). How you can be more culturally competent. Good Therapy. Retrieved from https://www.apaservices.org/practice/good-practice/becoming-culturally-competent.pdf

Chang, D. F. (2020, June 14). Division 45 task force on Covid-19 anti-Asian discrimination and xenophobia. Focus Spring 2020. Retrieved from http://division45.org/division-45-task-force-on-covid-19-anti-asian-discrimination-and-xenophobia/

DeAngelis, T. (2018, March). 8 ways to advocate for psychology. Monitor on Psychology, 49(3), 34. Retrieved from https://www.apa.org/monitor/2018/03/cover-advocate

Garrett-Akinsanya, B. (2020, June 16). I can’t breathe: Resuscitating Black America. Focus Spring 2020. Retrieved from http://division45.org/i-cant-breathe/

Halley, C. (2020, May 31). Institutionalized racism: A syllabus. JSTOR Daily. Retrieved from https://daily.jstor.org/institutionalized-racism-a-syllabus/

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. doi.org/10.1177/0741713618756188. https://journals.sagepub.com/stoken/default+domain/10.1177%2F0741713618756188A/full

Sage Publishing. (2020). Structural racism and police violence. Retrieved from https://group.sagepub.com/structural-racism-police-violence

Sarda, C. (2019, July 25). Research roundup: Cultural and societal considerations when treating women of color. Retrieved from https://www.apaservices.org/practice/ce/expert/treating-women-color

Shullman, S., & Evans, A. (2020, June 2). APA’s action plan for addressing inequality. Retrieved from https://www.apa.org/news/apa/2020/06/action-addressing-inequality

Society for Humanistic Psychology: Division 32. (2019, May). Draft statement on hate incidents in the United States. Retrieved from https://www.apadivisions.org/division-32/leadership/task-forces/hate-incidents

The Mental Health Coalition. (2021, March 3). Asian American & Pacific Islander mental health resources. Retrieved from https://thementalhealthcoalition.org/aapi-mental-health-resources/

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 https://www.apa.org/monitor/2016/02/jn

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 https://www.embracerace.org/resources/20-picture-books-for-2020

Anti-Defamation League. (2020).  Children’s reading list.  Retrieved from https://www.adl.org/education-and-resources/resources-for-educators-parents-families/childrens-literature

Baxley, T. (2020). Social justice parenting. Retrieved from https://socialjusticeparenting.com/social-justice-parenting/

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 https://www.cnbc.com/2022/02/10/parenting-expert-shares-books-to-teach-kids-about-anti-racism-and-social-justice.html

Dastagir, A. E. (2020, May 31). George Floyd. Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. What do we tell our children? USA Today. Retrieved from https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/05/31/how-talk-kids-racism-racial-violence-police-brutality/5288065002/

Grose, J. (2020, June 2). These books can help you explain racism and protest to your kids. New York Times. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/02/parenting/kids-books-racism-protest.html

PBS Kids. (2020, October 9). PBS kids talk about full episode: Race & racism. PBS. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fbQBKwdWPg

Parker-Pope, T. (2020, July 24). How to raise an anti-racist kid. New York Times. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/24/well/family/how-to-raise-an-anti-racist-kid.html

Penn SGE Newsroom. (2016, July 13). Talking to children after racial incidents. Retrieved from https://bbk12e1-cdn.myschoolcdn.com/ftpimages/209/misc/misc_187642.pdf

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

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

Sesame Street. (2020, October 19). Sesame street: What is racism?. PBS. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XopxsSdecbc

Sesame Street In Communities. (2021, March 23). Explaining race #comingtogether. PBS. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dk_HYAiS26I

USC Rossier School of Education. (2020). Speak up: Opening a dialogue with youth about racism. Retrieved from https://rossieronline.usc.edu/youth-and-racism/

Wenner Moyer, M. (2021, July 15). How to raise kids who won’t be racist. The New York Times. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/15/opinion/raise-non-racist-children.html

Take Action

Ali, F. (2020, June 11). Racism is a mental health crisis. Here’s how to fight it. Huffpost. Retrieved from https://www.huffpost.com/entry/racism-mental-health-crisis-how-to-support_l_5ee23e58c5b63ce9facc2f41

DeAngelis, T. (2018, March). 8 ways to advocate for psychology. Monitor on Psychology, 49(3), 34. Retrieved from  https://www.apa.org/monitor/2018/03/cover-advocate

Ferguson, S. (2021, March 18). 5 ways to fight racism and xenophobia. UNICEF USA. Retrieved from https://www.unicefusa.org/stories/5-ways-fight-racism-and-xenophobia/34567 

Liu, J. (2021, March 18). How to take action against anti-Asian racism at work and in your personal life. CNBC.  Retrieved from https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/18/how-to-take-action-against-anti-asian-racism.html

Mansoor, S. (2020, June 9). From donating to volunteering: Here’s how to support Black Lives Matter, protesters and equality initiatives. Time. Retrieved from https://time.com/5849721/how-to-help-black-lives-matter-protests/

Moore, E. (2014). 21-day racial equity habit building challenge. Retrieved from https://www.eddiemoorejr.com/21daychallenge

Shutack, C. (2017, August 13). 106 things white people can do for racial justice. Medium. Retrieved from https://medium.com/equality-includes-you/what-white-people-can-do-for-racial-justice-f2d18b0e0234

The Strategist Editors. (2020, June 18). 138 black-owned businesses to support. New York Magazine. Retrieved from https://nymag.com/strategist/article/black-owned-businesses-support-shop.html

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

VisitDetroit.com 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

Give 8/28: Black-led Nonprofits

Native Justice Coalition

Asian Mental Health Collective

Organizations

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

NAACP

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)

Vote

Voter Registration

Rock The Vote

Watch

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 https://youtu.be/krgcbiRu0ys

Hight, A. (2021, September 3). My bi-racial identity and racism in the Asian American. TEDxYouth. Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGe5Io0G2b4

Kendi, I. X. (2020, May). The difference between being “not racist” and antiracist. TED 2020. Retrieved from https://www.ted.com/talks/ibram_x_kendi_the_difference_between_ being_not_racist_and_antiracist

McGhee, H. C. (2019, December). Racism has a cost for everyone. TEDWomen 2019. Retrieved from https://www.ted.com/talks/heather_c_mcghee_racism_has_a_cost _for_everyone

PESI, & Psychotherapy Networker. (2020). Racial injustice and trauma: How therapists can respond. Retrieved from https://landinghub.pesi.com/en-us/racial-injustice-racial-trauma-videos_email_sqlanding

Roth, E. (2020, June 12). Want to learn more about racism in America? Add these films to your watchlist. Hour Detroit. Retrieved from https://www.hourdetroit.com/web-exclusive/racism-america-films-watchlist/

Smith, B., Gossett, R. & Carruthers, C. (2016, January 23). Black feminism & the movement for Black lives. National LGBTQ Task Force. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eV3nnFheQRo

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 bit.ly/ANTIRACISMRESOURCES

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 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PrAq4iBNb4nVIcTsLcNlW8zjaQXBLkWayL8EaPlh0bc/preview?fbclid=IwAR07P5jr-wBuol4un29KhSlUXrTU944a2B6G5gR9h2Tmfo10n0i_3MqS0Ew&pru=AAABcp6W6LY*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 https://projects.lib.wayne.edu/12thstreetdetroit/

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