Resources & Links
- Introduction to Resources & Links
- Recommended Reading
- Group Therapy Referral Resources
- Health & Advocacy Resources
This Resources and Links section contains helpful, practical information, resources, and recommended reading. The following links include my publications and articles about medical issues:
Lawrence Fixel, a well-known San Francisco poet, spent years refining what he called the "Three Word World." My favorite one is:
"Choice + Chance = Change"
If you like this Three Word Poem, share it with a friend, ask what it means to her or him. You will be surprised at the different meanings these simple words have. This could be the beginning of learning more about how you and your friends look at limitations.
What we all need to know about Racism
“Race and racism have rightfully been at the forefront of most people’s mind because of the attention recently being paid to it. It is sad that it took a cluster of public injustices and travesties to bring it to the forefront. Racism causes inequality and damages not only those people affected by it but society as a whole. The outcry started in the United States but is now being heard and displayed all over the globe. Read more.... Please share with others who may benefit.” Dr. Michelle Maidenberg
Rachel Cargle, an anti-racism activist and educator recently posted a sign from a protest that captures an important reminder:
"Treat racism like you treat COVID 19:
1. Assume you have it
2. Recognize that you are not an expert about it and listen to experts about it
3. Don't spread it
4. Be willing to change your life to end it."
Here is an important collection of resources, compiled and curated by Sophia Aguirre, Ph.D., CGP.
Another important collection is listed on The Trauma Healing Institute's Anti-Oppression Resource page.
Articles, YouTubes and Videos
Check out Trevor Noah’s powerful and insightful video
Article: For Our White Friends Desiring to be Allies by Courtney Ariel
Video: George Floyd and the Dominos of Racial Injustice by Trevor Noah
YouTube Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man, Emmanuel Acho
YouTube Deconstructing White Privilege with Dr. Robin DiAngelo 20 minutes
YouTube Implicit Bias -- how it effects us and how we push through Melanie Funchess TEDx talk
YouTube No. You Cannot Touch My Hair! Mena Fombo TEDx Talk Bristol
How Black Americans can Practice Self-Care and How Everyone Else Can Help Elizabeth Wellington’s powerful article in The Philadelphia Inquirer is valuable reading
How to be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi
Healing from the Effects of Internalized Oppression Easy- to read overview created by The Community Tool Box is a service of the Center for Community Health and Development at the University of Kansa
Internalized Racism Inventory Created by the Cultural Bridges to Justice
How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion: Peggy McIntosh talks about her unearned white priviledge, at TEDx
Black Lives Matter Meditation for Healing Racial Trauma Created by Dr. Candice Nicole
The Dismantle Collective’s mission statement starts with “White supremacy and racism are serious problems in our society that affect us all. In addition to providing a space for conversation, The Dismantle Collective desires to be a starting point for white allies to do the work and engage in analysis, education, and action on anti-racism. The following documents may be used as tools to educate yourself, your peers, employees, committees, etc.
How to Be an Ally if You Are a Person with Privilege, Frances E. Kendall, Ph.D., is one of many articles and resources provided by the Dismantle Collective.
White Fragility: Why it is so Hard for White People to talk About Racism, Robin DiAngelo, New York Times bestselling
My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending our Hearts and Bodies, Resmaa Menakem, MSW, LICSW
How to be an Antiracist by Ibrahim Kendi
Advice for Talking to Children about Racism
In this New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo offers a hard-hitting but user-friendly examination of race in America: So You Want to Talk About Race
Sophia Aguirre, Ph.D., CGP wrote this suggestion: “I HIGHLY recommend supporting The Conscious Kid, an amazing organization that provides parenting and education resources that support racial identity development, critical literacy, and equitable practices in homes and classrooms. They utilize critical race theory (which is intersectional) to navigate how issues of race impact young children and their identity development.For a simple donation of $1 or $5 a month you get access to their awesome reading lists and other resources:
Here is another great resource to find diverse children's books: