School leaders set the tone for their schools. Schools provide invaluable support for students, staff and families, especially in times of crisis. 

Useful Resources:

#Youth Waging Peace: Youth led guide on prevention of violent extremism through education

Responding to Mass Shooting Incidents - ADL

Lessons to Teach and Learn from "Unite the Right" by ADL

Responding to Hate and Bias at School

100 Days to Inspire Respect

Engaging Students in Peaceful Dialogues about Conflict and Bias

Not In Our School Campaign

Preventing Violent Extremism

ADL Mass Violence & Extremism

American School Counselor Assoc. links to many resources to help school staff support students in critical times

Teachers have the unique opportunity to promote a climate that is welcoming, socially supportive and just, caring, nurturing, and respectful for all. These sites linked have excellent resources on addressing violence and violence in age-appropriate ways:

How to prevent online radicalization. Classroom activities

Responding to Mass Shooting Incidents_ADL

Table Talk: Family Conversations About Current Events ADL

Immigration and Family Separation at the Border

From Mourning to Action _ Teaching Tolerance

Talking to children about shootings: An age-by-age guide

How to talk to children about difficult news


What-is-the-altright?


But What About Antifa?


Lessons to Teach and Learn from "Unite the Right" by ADL

Teaching Tolerance

Responding to Mass Shooting Incidents - ADL

ADL Mass Violence & Extremism

ADL Discussing Anti-Semitism
Handling Controversy in the Classroom
Policies on Guns in America

Should Hate Be Outlawed? A Simulation Activity on Penalty Enhancements for Hate Crime

A teacher's guide to the prevention of violent extremism

#Youth Waging Peace: Youth led guide on prevention of violent extremism through education

Addressing anti-semitism through education

 

You are your child’s role model. Visit these resources for having productive age-appropriate conversations about bias, prejudice, violence and current events.

Useful Resources:

Table Talk: Family Conversations About Current Events ADL

Immigration and Family Separation at the Border

But What About Antifa?

Talking to children about shootings: An age-by-age guide

How to talk to children about difficult news

Responding to Mass Shooting Incidents - ADL


Parents Guide Beyond the Golden Rule


How Do I Respond to My Child's Bias?

Talking with your children about Islamophobia and hate-based violence

 

Empowering Young People in the Aftermath of Hate

Empoderar a los niños y jóvenes tras un evento de odio

 

Do's and Dont's of Talking to Kids of Color About White Supremacy


Discussing Hate- English

Hablar de Odio- Espanol


Facts for Families- Terrorism and War: How to Talk to Children

 

Affirming communities believe that all people have dignity and we, as caring people, appreciate our neighbors and celebrate the differences that make us all unique. We must ask ourselves, “What will happen to them if I do nothing?”  Refer to these resources on ways to affirm our communities.

Useful Resources: 

AntiBias Study Guides ADL


Anti-Muslim Bigotry and How to be an Ally


MPAC Safe Space


After Orlando - 100 Resources

 

Thank you for wanting to take the conversation further. These booklists offer a wide selection of readings for children of all ages on a variety of important social justice topics. 

Content:

Social Justice book list


Teaching for Change book list

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In times of conflict, divisive rhetoric, and information overload, students benefit from opportunities for meaningful dialogue about the issues that we are facing today. Let’s Talk has articles and lesson plans on crises and conflicts, politics and government.

 

Talking Politics

Crises and Conflicts

 

Out for Safe Schools

Out for Safe Schools - Calendar Resources

LGBT Resources

Building Community. Addressing Bias

Videos and Public Service Announcements

Voices of Religion, Culture & Ethnicity

Now Matters Later

Videos and Public Service Announcements

Principals Toolkit

Reporting

Bullying Resources

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