Discussing Racial Trauma with Students

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Many in our community are experiencing grief related to racialized violence and trauma. Below, you will find actionable and easy-to-apply resources with tools to support student social-emotional well-being and engage students around these topics. The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has a comprehensive guide to Addressing Race and Trauma in the Classroom intended to help educators understand how they might address the interplay of race and trauma and its effects on students in the classroom. 

If you need additional support, please do not hesitate to contact your teacher, principal, or counselor. 

Additional Easy to Use Social-Emotional Support Resources

Classroom and Lesson Planning Resources

  • The Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF) has created a curriculum library for current events that engage students in close reading and analysis of a text that presents two sides of an issue. Find lesson plans and discussion guides here.

Additional resources can be found on our website: https://www.brentwoodmoschools.org/community/race-and-equity