Anti-Racism Resources for School-Based Health Centers

Racism is a system of structuring opportunity and assigning value based on race that unfairly disadvantages some and advantages others – it is both created and maintained by people and institutions in order for its continued impact. Violence, discrimination, and racism are not just perpetuated by law enforcement, they prevail in our health care systems too. Systemic racism, not race, leads to stark health disparities. The California School-Based Health Alliance has compiled resources for school-based health centers and school health providers to help guide individual and organizational efforts at becoming anti-racist and building racial justice for young people.

Organizational Culture | Engaging Young People | Schools | School Discipline Reform | Providers

Transforming  Organizational  Culture

Organizational Anti-Racism Assessment Tools

Anti-Racist Assessment and Toolkit and brief organizational assessment – Western States Center

Continuum on Becoming an Anti-Racist Multicultural Organizations – Crossroads Ministry

Awake to Woke to Work: Building a Race Equity Culture – Equity in the Center

Racial Justice Within Organizations

Courageous Conversation Community Transformation – Courageous Conversation Global Foundation

Resources to Help Organizations Advance Racial Equity at Every Step – Annie E. Casey Foundation

The Characteristics of White Supremacy Culture in Organizations – Showing Up for Racial Justice

Resources for Organizations – Equity in the Center

Aligning Funding with Racial Justice

Grantmaking with a Racial Justice Lens – Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity 

Engaging Young People 

Black Lives Matter Instructional Library – Online library for young children via Google Doc

Your Kids Aren’t Too Young to Talk About Race – Resource roundup from Pretty Good

Talking About Race – The National Museum of African American History and Culture

Healing the Hidden Wounds of Racial Trauma – SocialWork.Career blog, from Dr. Ken Hardy

Anguish and Action – Obama Foundation

Examples of Youth Leadership

Alliance for Boys and Men of Color

MC: ID: How we’re staying connected – Video by a Young Men of Color leadership project by Prevention Institute

Youth Undoing Institutional Racism – Program by the American Friends Service Committee

For Schools

6 Things School Staff Can Do to Interrupt Unconscious Bias – Californians for Justice

Why Race and Relationships Matter in California Schools – Californians for Justice

Black Lives Matter at School – Week of Action

Upstander – App for teaching about microaggressions

School Discipline Reform

School Discipline & Student Substance Use: A Guide for School-Based Health Providers – California School-Based Health Alliance

Is California Doing Enough to Close the School Discipline Gap? – UCLA Civil Rights Project’s Center for Civil Rights Remedies

Research to Consider as Schools Address Community Demands to Renegotiate School-Police Partnerships  – Child Trends

Fix School Discipline – Resources for students, parents, teachers, principals, community leaders, organizations, and school superintendents

Clinical & Provider Resources

How to Talk Effectively About Race Inside and Outside the Therapy Room – Ken Hardy

For Public Health

Advancing Racial Equity Webinar Series – American Public Health Association (APHA)

For Mental Health Providers

Anti-Racism Resources for Social Workers and Therapists – Social Work Career blog

Applying a racial justice lens to mental health and wellbeing – Prevention Institute podcast

Position Statements

The Impact of Racism on Child & Adolescent Health – American Academy of Pediatrics

Eliminate Racism to Optimize Student Health & Learning – National Association of School Nurses 

Direct Mental Health Services for BIPOC

Blackline – 24-hour crisis line for BIPOC

Black mental health resources – Black Mental Health Matters

Therapy for Black Girls – Instagram account (click on Resources story) 

Resources for Black Healing – Shared by Seattle Children’s Hospital