Social Justice Resources
Prior to and during COVID-19, communities across the country and state have been coping with various social injustice consequences. This includes, but is not limited to: racism, poverty, violence, isolation, and inequity. As school psychologists and educators, we have an ethical and moral obligation to support students who are especially marginalized and disenfranchised, and be change agents to help dismantle systemic and oppressive systems. Further, school psychologists must acknowledge that social justice, of course, is both a goal and a process (adopted by NASP Board of Directors, 2017).
Throughout our services, we support students with intersecting identities, which include, but are not limited to those with: disAbilities, limited English proficiency, LGBTQI2-S, BIPOC, immigrant or refugees, and other racial and ethnic minorities. In conjunction with our own personal, professional development with a goal of cultural competency, through the lens of cultural humility, we also have a role to support students, families, and educators through psychoeducation and consultation. To support these efforts, we have curated a resource library that will be continuously updated. While we do this work, it is important that we take good care of ourselves and each other.
Resources for Parents and Educators on How to Talk to Children:
Specific to Race and Racism:
Catalog of resources, including a book list and how to engage children in discussions about race and racism
Specific to Racial Incidents:
Additional Parent Resources:
Resources for Educators on How to Support Students and Address Inequities:
Resources on Mental Health, Cultural Considerations, and Other Resources:
Immigrant and Refugee Students:
Resources for School Psychologists for Professional Development around Social Justice: