A Trauma-Informed Response To Racial Injustice

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What does a trauma-informed response to racial injustice look like? How can adults help young people have safe and meaningful discussions about injustice? This resource attempts to answer those questions. While it is written for adults who work with youth, it’s written with clear and straightforward language that should also be appropriate for teens.

“All trauma responses are unique and complex, as are the experiences of the events. There is no one size fits all antidote, but a trauma informed approach can guide us to respond with care and sensitivity.”