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Helping Children of Color Heal from Collective Trauma

The past year has brought the unique challenges of both the COVID-19 pandemic and racial injustice into sharp focus. At the intersection of those two challenges are our children of color, who are disproportionately impacted by the traumatic impact of both.

To help educators and community organizations who work with children of color, Pepperdine University has compiled a collection of resources entitled, “Helping Children of Color Heal from Collective Trauma.”

Included in this collection is an overview to help understand collective trauma; the ways trauma manifests at different levels (individual, relationship, community, society); trauma reactions and symptoms by age; and mental health resources, including how to identify the right counselor.

Also among the resources are strategies for helping students identify, label, and process their emotions, as well as suggestions for creating a safe space for children of color.


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