Antiracist Parenting Resources
Black lives matter.
By the time kids get to kindergarten, they already show many of the same racial attitudes that adults in our culture hold - this means it is our responsibility to support our infants and toddlers in antiracist efforts (Bronson & Merryman, 2009).
This page will share research to learn, reflections to sit with and consider your part in systemic racism, and action step to engage families in antiracist efforts with their littlest learners. Learn. Reflect. Act.
Lawrence Parents as Teachers welcomes questions and conversation if you would like to talk further about what you can do to engage in antiracist parenting. You can reach the Lawrence PAT team at firstname.lastname@example.org
This document is a compilation of social media posts by Lawrence Parents as Teachers to engage families in conversation about how to become antiracist. Each page has citations to articles and websites for further information and resources to Learn, Reflect, and Act.
This urgent work starts with each of us. Lawrence can lead the way if each of us commits to examine personal bias, speak out against social injustices, and stand up for and learn from others who do not look like us. We must continue to eliminate behaviors, policies, practices, and procedures that perpetuate systemic racism.
Black Lives Matter. Our Black scholars, school families, and staff matter. We see you, hear you, and support you. We will continue to champion all students as one team.
The American Academy of Pediatrics is committed to addressing the factors that affect child and adolescent health with a focus on issues that may leave some children more vulnerable than others. Racism is a social determinant of health that has a profound impact on the health status of children, adolescents, emerging adults, and their families. Although progress has been made toward racial equality and equity, the evidence to support the continued negative impact of racism on health and well-being through implicit and explicit biases, institutional structures, and interpersonal relationships is clear. The objective of this policy statement is to provide an evidence-based document focused on the role of racism in child and adolescent development and health outcomes. By acknowledging the role of racism in child and adolescent health, pediatricians and other pediatric health professionals will be able to proactively engage in strategies to optimize clinical care, workforce development, professional education, systems engagement, and research in a manner designed to reduce the health effects of structural, personally mediated, and internalized racism and improve the health and well-being of all children, adolescents, emerging adults, and their families.