Health professionals who care for children will find a thoughtful and hands-on resource to address racism and race-related issues in their practices in this essay collection. Leading experts from across disciplines frame the issues and provide practical information on prevention, intervention, and anticipatory guidance. Each chapter is grounded in the recommendations outlined in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement “The Impact of Racism on Child and Adolescent Health.” The AAP is committed to reducing the ongoing costs and burden of racism to children, the health care system, and society—this book is an important contribution to that effort and ongoing conversation. Available for purchase at https://www.aap.org/Untangling-the-Thread-of-Racism-A-Primer-for-Pediatric-Health-Professionals-Paperback
4: How Adults Can Promote Positive Racial and Ethnic Identities in the Context of Structural Racism
Diane L. Hughes, PhD, Valerie N. Adams-Bass, PhD, "How Adults Can Promote Positive Racial and Ethnic Identities in the Context of Structural Racism", Untangling the Thread of Racism: A Primer for Pediatric Health Professionals, American Academy of Pediatrics, Maria Trent, MD, MPH, FSAHM, FAAP, Danielle G. Dooley, MD, MPhil, FAAP, Jacqueline Dougé, MD, MPH, FAAP
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The 21st century has been marked by broad recognition of historical and contemporary racism against people of color in almost every aspect of American life, including where people live, how much they earn, their health status, which schools they attend, and what access they have to opportunities. As more individuals and institutions acknowledge structural racism and discrimination, adults who care for youth need information about how youth react to these phenomena and need strategies to help youth navigate and dismantle persistent racial injustice and inequality. Developmental science offers evidence-based knowledge in this realm. Parents and caregivers, pediatric health professionals, and others can look to racial socialization research to identify effective strategies to ground guidance for supporting youth as they navigate the challenges of racism in the United States.
Keywords: racial and ethnic socialization, youth of color, racial learning