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Mental Health & How to Talk About Race

Updated: Sep 10

Let's get to the the truth and trauma of adoption so that we can have better relationships.

Mental Health

​​ (Therapist specializing in adoption who happen to be adoptees) Dr. Juliana Deans deansjuliana@gmail.com Dr. Charmaine Borda, PhD.,  LMFT, LMHC Adoption Competent Counselor https://www.thebluecouch.org/ Phoebe Kroells kroells.higherele@gmail.com https://openpathcollective.org/clinicians/phoebe-kroells/ Search Adoption Therapist https://www.psychologytoday.com/us

What is your method for mental-health? There are many. Take time to choose a modality that meets you where you are.

How to talk about race:


Adult: 

  • How to be an Anti-racist by Ibram X. Kendi

  • Weaving a Family: Untangling racism by Barbara Katz Rothman

  • One Child Nation documentary

  • 13th (film) Ava Duvernay 

  • When they See Us (film) Ava Duverney

  • Young Children: God Made me and You by Shai Linne

  • God's Very Good Idea by Trillia New Bill and Catalina Echeverri

  • Young Gifted and Black by Jamia Wilson

  • Little Legends: Exceptional men in Black HIstory by Vashti Harrison

  • Dad, Who will I Be? by G. Todd Taylor

  • Happy Face Sad Face by BIll Cotter

  • Looking for a Moose by Phyllis Root

  • My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me by Jennifer Teege

Preteen:

  • The CCrossover by Kwame Alexander

  • Miami Jackson series by Patricia and Fredrick McKissack

  • Julian Tells by Anne Cameron

  • Point Card Prank by Jake Maddox

  • Author for all ages: Vanda Micheaux Nelson


Lets Talk About Race by Julius Lester

  • Skin Like Mine by Latashia M. Perry

  • Amazing Grace By Mary Hoffman

  • Satuday by Oge Mora

  • Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry

NY Times list for anti-racism for kids:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/02/parenting/kids-books-racism-protest.html

Books

  • Co-dependency No More by Melody Beattie

  • Letting Go by David R. Hawkins

  • Woman Code by Christine Northrup

44 Mental Health Resources for Black People Trying to Survive in This Country https://www.self.com/story/black-mental-health-resources  By Paul Gionfriddo, president and CEO, MHA here: When We Normalize Racism and Bigotry We Do Violence to our Mental Health https://mhanational.org/when-we-normalize-racism-and-bigotry-we-do-violence-our-mental-health Buzzfeed: 13 Black Mental Health Resources For Anyone Needing Support Right Now (MHA mention) https://www.buzzfeed.com/juliapugachevsky/black-mental-health-resources The Trevor Project: Supporting Black LGBTQ Youth Mental Health  https://give.thetrevorproject.org/give/63307/?gclid=Cj0KCQjw0Mb3BRCaARIsAPSNGpWvZpoZ7QMJYBQyuetcV5Jf2GBtlYKHBk36_KkWGBXMeJarMNI6Uw4aAhRmEALw_wcB#!/donation/checkout?c_src=NCOD&c_src2=201910googleads Health.com: Racism Ruined My Mental Health—but These 5 Resources Are Helping The Root: A Black Psychologist's Guide to Talking With Your Children About Race and Police Violence https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSeKOCDQF6Q Psychology Today: Racial Trauma Is a Public Health Emergency   https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/take-care-black-women/202006/racial-trauma-is-public-health-emergency


Podcasts & article

Marriette Williams "How to Talk to Your Transracially Adopted Child About Race" https://www.whattoexpect.com/family/adoption/talking-to-transracially-adopted-children-about-race/ Podcast: The Enneagram, Trauma, and Adoption with Dr. Barbara Rila (three part series) https://www.theenneagramjourney.org/podcast/2019/episode73 Transracial adoptions and transcultural adoption training: https://www.familyworkstogether.org/for-families/education-and-training/on-demand-videos/transracial-transcultural-adoption-and-parenting/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwoaz3BRDnARIsAF1RfLcd9cDV9-XS_Gsk6Ma5KNqstao6qlcW2yHKE9ImSUcieiKRVOib_esaAmYNEALw_wcB Ten Things Not to Ask An Adoptee: https://www.parents.com/parenting/adoption/parenting/10-questions-not-to-ask-adoptive-parents/

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