• Community Justice and Support

    Community Unrest, Justice & Support

    It is an understatement to say that the past few months have been unprecedented. The Coronavirus pandemic continues its path of devastation. The killing of George Floyd ricocheted throughout the world. Emerging from the dust is an unleashed hope, urgency and passion to battle this COVID-19 virus and to end the racist practices that have sidelined communities for generations. The creativity and heroism of educators will light our journey for a transformed society. Student Health and Human Services is here with supports and resources. 

    Psychological First Aid (PFA) is an evidence-informed approach for assisting children, adolescents, adults, and families in the immediate aftermath of a critical incident, disaster, or terrorism. PFA is designed to reduce the initial distress caused by traumatic events and to foster short and long-term adaptive functioning. PFA can be used by anyone.  Many educators and school staff administer PFA regularly without even realizing it.  Please review the newely developed PFA's aimed at supporting our Black community.  Please check out LAUSD School Mental Health for more information. 

    PFA Responding to Racial Trauma - for supporting Black students

    PFA Responding to Racial Trauma - for parents/caregivers of Black students

    PFA Responding to Racial Trauma - for Black staff

     

    Also visit Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports/Restorative Practices which utilize the restorative power of community building to engage students with their education and supports creating safe, respectful, responsible, resilient and restorative learning environments for all learners.

     

     

     

    Thank you to those who joined us for the

    We are One Virtual Open House! 

     

    We had a fantastic turnout of LAUSD educators and staff who are ready to engage our school communities.  We cannot wait to share when our next open house will occur! For more information please join the Schoology group for LAUSD employees titled Standing with Black Students, Staff and Families

    Email us for more information! 

     

    WE ARE ONE: Standing with Black students, staff and families a virtual open house logo

     

     

      

     

     

Resources for Supporting Our Black Communities

GPB Renews Long-Term Partnership With Discovery Education Creating Digital  Learning Environments Statewide | Georgia Public Broadcasting

Discovery Education inspires educators to go beyond traditional learning with award-winning digital content and professional development. Learn more today by checking out the links below!  

 

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Human Rights

Human rights are the inalienable freedoms, liberties, and standards regardless of an individual's race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status. In 1948, the United Nations General Assembly designated December 10th as Human Rights Day, which became an annual worldwide celebration. The day is associated with political gatherings, activism-based events, and commemorations of the rights all people are entitled to. In this channel, explore a diverse set of perspectives that cover fundamental human rights and the future of social justice and equity.

 

Teaching Tolerance: Race & Ethnicity

Cultivate positive identity formation, encourage students to confront racial and ethnic injustice, and prepare them to live and work together in a diverse world.

 

Teaching Tolerance: Intersectionality 

Understand how multiple identities including class, gender, race, ability, religion, and sexual orientation can overlap and reinforce each other.

 

Teaching Tolerance: Rights & Activism

Help students understand the role of rights and resistance in shaping history and provide models of informed civic engagement.

 

African American Experiences

The contributions, struggles, and triumphs of African Americans are woven into the fabric of American history and culture. Learning about African American experiences helps us tell America’s story. The resources in this channel, developed in partnership with Los Angeles Unified School District, are organized by two frameworks: the Teaching Tolerance Social Justice Standards and the African American Studies curriculum organization of Culture, History, and Politics. Educators can easily pick up the complexities of teaching hard history in podcasts while students will be inspired by changemakers such as Ruby Bridges, Maya Angelou, and Ibram Kendi. The resources will help students understand America's complex history, gain insight into the experiences of classmates, and imagine a more equitable future for all.

 

Teaching Hard History: American Slavery

Most students leave high school without an adequate understanding of the role slavery played in the development of the United States—or how its legacies still influence American culture today. From Teaching Tolerance, the Teaching Hard History podcast and video series offers educators a comprehensive guide for teaching American Slavery at all grade levels.

 

The Toolkit for Supporting Black Students, Family and Staff is a composite of academic research, literature and other relevant resources designed to assist staff with supporting Black students and the descendants of the African diaspora. 

 

All Ages:

Explore Justice: Video Series -  LA Commission on Human Rights, TaskForce PR, and the LA County Community Schools Initiative 

Teaching Guide: Supporting the African American Learner - LACOE

Resources: Black History Month Resources - Compiled by LAUSD School Mental Heatlh

Free Library of Books and Resources: Black Authors, Black Excellence & Black Hisotry 

Resource: Positive Behavior Intervention and Support/Restorative Practices – facilitating circle in a virtual space.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network has resources for educators and clincians:

♦ Tip Sheet: Helping Youth after Community Trauma: Tips for Educators - Natural disasters, school violence, and how it can affect students’ learning, behavior, and relationships

♦ Resource: Community Violence: Reactions and Actions in Dangerous Times - help youth keep themselves safe and make positive choices in dangerous times

Articles: Affirming Black Lives Without Inducing Trauma - Teaching Tolerance 

Article: Structural Racism is Taking a Toll on Children's Mental Health - CNN

Discussion Tips: Lonnie Chavis of 'This is Us' Reflects on His Experiences with Racism - ADL 

Lesson Plans & Teaching Guides Black Lives Matter at School (Early Ed thru High School) - Teaching for Change 

Lesson Plans and Classroom Resources - Black Lives Matter at School

Lesson Plans & Resources: Teaching King Beyond 'I Have a Dream' - Civil Rights Teaching

Video: For once, Don't Do It (1 Minute) - Nike

Video: CNN10: 10-minute daily video segments to deepen discussions around media literacy

Video: The Crystal Gems say Be Anti-Racist! - Cartoon Network (1:16)

 

Elementary Appropriate:

Video: Sesame Street Townhall: Standing Up to Racism a town hall for kids and families (22 minutes) 

Read Aloud Video: Something Happened in Our Town – A Great Story for Current Events. Estos videos pueden subtitularse en varios idiomas.

Lesson Plans, Teaching Ideas and Booklists - DC Area Educators 4 Social Justice

Resources and Lesson Plans - Black Lives Matter in PHL Ed

Lesson Plans - Teach Resistance

 

Secondary Appropriate:

Article: George Floyd, Racism and Law Enforcement - ADL

Lesson Plan: Believe in Something - Nike, Kaepernick and Social Change - ADL

Lesson Plans: Teaching about Racism, Violence, Inequality and the Criminal Justice System - ADL

Lesson Plans & Resources: Race in US History - Facing History

Lesson Plan: Using Photographs to Teach Social Justice - Teaching Tolerance 

Lesson Plans & Articles: Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility addressing racial equality, social emotional learning, and restorative practices.

Lesson Plan: Talking About Race and Privilege - National Association of School Psychologists

Video: Implicit Bias Explained (2.5 Minutes) - New York Times

Video: The Look (2 Minutes) -A Video About Bias (A discussion guide can be found at www.talkaboutbias.com)

Video: Death of George Floyd Sets Off Massive Protests (5 Minutes) - PBS SoCal (with discussion questions)

 

Booklists: 

Podcasts, Booklists and Toys: Your Kids Aren't Too Young to Talk About Race

Book Lists and Discussion Guidelines: Anti-Racism for Kids 101: Starting to Talk About Race - Books for Littles

Articles, Podcasts, Booklists for White Parents: Anti-Racism Resources - Compiled by Activists

Resources for Educators and Families: Talking About Racism and Violence - Colorín Colorado (Disponible en español)

I'm Your Neighbor Booklists - books about immigrant communities

Social Justice Books - A Teaching for Change Project

16 Books about Refugees for Kids & Adults - NY Public Library

History Picture Books - Facing History & Ourselves

Children's History Books - Zinn Education Project

No White Saviors: Kids Books About Black Women in US History - Raising Luminaries 

 

For Staff Personal Development:

Tip Sheet: Surviving & Resisting Hate

Article: For White Allies in Search of a Solution to American Racism When Folks of Color are  Exhausted - Teaching Tolerance 

Recorded Webinar: Supporting Kids of Color in The Wake of Racialized Violence - EmbraceRace - Experts in Conversation with Parents & Educators 

Article: Land Covenants, Redlining: Creation and Effects - An in depth article about LA's neighborhood codings and land covenants that designated who could own or live on a property.

Video: Black Voices Speak Their Truth: What They Wish You Knew (6 Minutes)

Video: How People Are Standing With Black Lives Matter Around the World (4 Minutes)

Video: Implicit Bias Explained (2.5 Minutes) - New York Times

Video: How to Outsmart Your Own Unconscious Bias (17.5 Minutes) - TED Talk

Video: How to Teach Kids to Talk About Taboo Topics (12 Minutes) - TED Talk 

Video: The Look (2 Minutes) -A Video About Bias (A discussion guide can be found at www.talkaboutbias.com)

Video: Before You Call the Cops (3 Minutes) - Now This News. Estos videos pueden subtitularse en varios idiomas. 

Video: Interview with Robin DiAngelo, Author of White Fragility (6.5 Minutes) - Refinery 29

Evidence Informed Practice: Skills for Psychological Recovery - National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Toolkit: 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge - Diversity Education, Research & Consulting

oogle Slides Toolkit Addressing Civil Unrest, Justice & Support by LAUSD Educators for Educators 

Lecture: History of Systemic Racism in the US - Lecture by Texas A&M Sociologist Joe Faegin, PhD.  

NPR Episode: Talking Race With Young Children - NPR

Workbook & Resources: Taking Action on Racial Equity & Justice -Apple

NPR Episode: Having 'The Talk': Expert Guidance on Preparing Kids for Police Interactions - NPR 

Toolkit for Educators: Black Minds Matter Supporting the Educational Success of Black Children in Califronia - EdTrust West

Toolkit for Communities: Strategies and Activities for Reducing Racial Prejudice and Racism - Community Tool Box (Disponsible en español, français, العربية,فارسی)

Article: Beyond the Hashtag: How to Take Anti-Racist Action in Your Life - TeenVogue

Toolkit: Racial Justice in Education Framework - The National Education Association

Toolkit for Educators: Addressing Race and Trauma in the Classroom - National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Resources/Radio Episode: Talking to White Kids About Race & Racism - Safe Space Radio

Resources: For Raising a Generation of Children Who Are Thoughtful, Informed, and Brave About Race. - Embrace Race.

Resources: For Talking About Race, Racism and Racialized Violence With Kids - Center for Racial Justice in Education.

Curriculum: The 1619 Project -  Pulitzer Center (Read scholars' dispute of 1619 Project)

Resources: Black History in the United States - History Channel's curated stories of people and events 

Articles: Africa before the Transatlantic Enslavement - Black History Month 2020

All Ages: 

Article: Structural Racism is Taking a Toll on Children's Mental Health - CNN

Discussion Tips: Lonnie Chavis of 'This is Us' Reflects on His Experiences with Racism - ADL 

Handout: Psychological First Aid -Daily strategies to ensure children are heard and feel protected during these uncertain times.

Video: Sesame Street Townhall: Standing Up to Racism a town hall for kids and families (22 minutes) 

Video: For once, Don't Do It (1 Minute) - Nike

Video Read Aloud: Something Happened in Our Town – A Great Story for Current Events. Estos videos pueden subtitularse en varios idiomas.

Video: The Crystal Gems say Be Anti-Racist! - Cartoon Network (1:16)

 

For Caregivers Looking to Learn:

Tip Sheet: Surviving & Resisting Hate

Article: For White Allies in Search of a Solution to American Racism When Folks of Color are Exhausted - Teaching Tolerance 

Recorded Webinar: Supporting Kids of Color in The Wake of Racialized Violence - EmbraceRace - Experts in Conversation with Parents & Educators 

Article: Land Covenants, Redlining: Creation and Effects - An in depth article about LA's neighborhood codings and land covenants that designated who could own or live on a property.

Protecting Students from White Nationalists Influence during COVID-19 -  Lecture series to understand the scope of the threat, recognize the warning signs, and interrupt the indoctrination of White Nationalism. 

Video: Black Voices Speak Their Truth: What They Wish You Knew (6 Minutes)

Video: How People Are Standing With Black Lives Matter Around the World (4 Minutes)

Video: Implicit Bias Explained (2.5 Minutes) - New York Times

Video: How to Outsmart Your Own Unconscious Bias (17.5 Minutes) - TED Talk

Video: How to Teach Kids to Talk About Taboo Topics (12 Minutes) - TED Talk 

Video: Helping Your Child Cope with Media Coverage of Community Racial Trauma: Tips for Parents (3.5 Minutes) - Disaster and Community Crisis Center (University of Missouri) Estos videos pueden subtitularse en varios idiomas.

Video: The Look (2 Minutes) -A Video About Bias (A discussion guide can be found at www.talkaboutbias.com)

Video: Before You Call the Cops (3 Minutes) - Now This News. Estos videos pueden subtitularse en varios idiomas. 

Video: Interview with Robin DiAngelo, Author of White Fragility (6.5 Minutes) - Refinery 29

 

Booklists: 

Podcasts, Booklists and Toys: Your Kids Aren't Too Young to Talk About Race

Book Lists and Discussion Guidelines: Anti-Racism for Kids 101: Starting to Talk About Race - Books for Littles

Articles, Podcasts, Booklists for White Parents: Anti-Racism Resources - Compiled by Activists

Resources for Educators and Families: Talking About Racism and Violence - Colorín Colorado (Disponible en español)

I'm Your Neighbor Booklists - books about immigrant communities

Social Justice Books - A Teaching for Change Project

16 Books about Refugees for Kids & Adults - NY Public Library

History Picture Books - Facing History & Ourselves

Children's History Books - Zinn Education Project

No White Saviors: Kids Books About Black Women in US History - Raising Luminaries 

 

En Español

Consejos para hablar con tus hijos sobre las protestas y el racismo

Cómo hablar con tus hijos sobre el racismo

¿Cómo hablar con los hijos sobre el racismo y la discriminación?

13 principios de Black Lives Matter 


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