We often think of racism as a societal issue. In addition, racism directly negatively impacts children’s health. How can we talk about racism with children? What about structural or institutional racism? What is the best approach to discuss racial protests with children at different ages? In this episode we welcome guest Dr. Mikah Owen to explore these issues and more.
This episode written by Drs. Mikah Owen, Lena van der List and Dean Blumberg.
We thank Mikah Owen, MD, a general pediatrician at UC Davis Children's Hospital focusing on Health Equity, Population Health, and Primary Care and Behavioral Health Integration, for joining us in this episode.
- American Academy of Pediatrics policy The Impact of Racism on Child and Adolescent Health
- Erin Winkler Here’s How To Raise Race-Conscious Children BuzzFeed article
- CNN/Sesame Street racism town hall 6 June 2020
- Jessica Grose These Books Can Help You Explain Racism and Protest to Your Kids NY Times article
- Jacob Bor et al Police killings and their spillover effects on the mental health of black Americans: a population-based, quasi-experimental study Lancet article
- The Children's Community School They're not too young to talk about race! infographic
- Police reform project 8cantwait
- Common Sense Media Resources About Race and Racism
- Awareness of the myriad Black voices writing for young readers at The Brown Bookshelf
- Healthy Children Talking to Children About Racial Bias
- Healthy Children Dr. Bracho Sánchez Teaching Children Cultural and Racial Pride video
- A Parent's Guide to Preventing and Responding to Prejudice Beyond the Golden Rule
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