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Being a human can be challenging. Being an adult human caring for little humans adds another layer to those challenges - that’s why Strive Family Resources offers accurate, timely, and relevant information to help you better understand yourself and your family.
SUPPORT AND INFORMATION RELATED TO RACIAL INJUSTICE & VIOLENCE IN THE COMMUNITY
Beyond the Golden Rule: A parent's guide to preventing and responding to prejudice Handout/booklet by Teaching Tolerance, a project of the [Southern Poverty Law Center](https:// www.splcenter.org/). How to help and guide kids in their understanding of racial bias and discrimination.
Podcast by Jasmine Bradshaw: First Name Basis. A brilliant podcast episode defining “Privilege” and how those with it can use it to fight racism at the personal and system levels.
Conversations for families about race and anti-bias from Anti-Defamation League
George Floyd, Racism, & Law Enforcement For families with kids ages 11 & up
Thinking about Social Justice through Crafts & Conversations For families with kids 3-12
Empowering Young People in the Aftermath of Hate In English and Español.
Black Lives Matter
Systemic racism, discrimination, and brutality against the Black community must end. At Strive Family Resources we stand alongside and mourn with those who have lost so much in a country that proclaims all are created equal, yet fails to uphold the most basic of human rights for people of color.
We commit to better understanding our biases while using our privilege to uplift the voices of our Black and Brown brothers and sisters.
Promises are easy; words require minimal energy. In a time when corporations offer up lip service in support of the latest cause, here are some of the concrete, long-term changes we are implementing as suggested by advocates within the Black community:
Create parenting content and publish resources that speaks to the specific strengths and needs of communities of color, including ways to support those impacted by the trauma of racism and police brutality
Advocate in schools and communities for students and young adults of color to receive equitable supports
Support policies at the local, state, and federal level that reduce institutionalized racism or address solutions to long-term discrimination
Seek out and promoote content that supports communities of color created by educators, mental health professionals, and advocates who can speak to the realities of racial inequalities that exist throughout our country
Create and promote content designed to initiate/continue the conversation on privilege, institutionalized racism, understanding biases, and other important topics to help Whites better understand their role in dismantling the discriminatory roots of our society
As the situation evolves, we will do our best to adapt in ways that support a future of equity and justice - the very rights Emmett Till, Breonna Taylor, Michael Brown, Tamar Rice, George Floyd, Dominique "Rem'mie" Fells, Trayvon Martin, Antwon Rose Jr., Nina Pop, Ahmaud Arbery and millions of others are denied.
Erika Stewart Wheelhouse, MA, LMHC
Founder and Managing Director
Strive Family Resources, LLC
Mental Health Resources
NAMI - Statement on recent racial incidents, with Mental Health resources for African Americans
SUPPORT AND INFORMATION RELATED TO COVID-19
Articles by Erika S. Wheelhouse, MA, LMHC for Take This:
Managing Stress That Comes With Drastic Lifestyle Changes
Pandemic Fatigue: The Impact of Boredom
LGBTQ Youth face particularly difficult mental health issues during that can be exacerbated during the COVID-19 crisis. The Trevor Project published their White Paper on April 2020 outlining the immediate concerns. The Trevor Project: Implications of COVID-19 for LGBTQ Youth Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
Being gentle with yourself can be a challenge in the best of times, let alone during a global pandemic. Practicing self-compassion, the act of comforting and gently caring for yourself when experiencing uncomfortable or painful emotions. Dr. Kristen Neff has done extensive research on how self-compassion can positively impact psychological well-being.
Self Compassion exercises by Dr. Kristin Neff On Self-Compassion.org
Samaritans Confidential Hotline: To talk or Text 24/7 877-870-4673
Available if you just need to talk, even when not in a crisis or seeking mental health support
Crisis Text Line Text: CONNECT to 741741
Games and Online Harassment Hotline Text “SUPPORT” to 23368 to get started
National Sexual Assault Hotline - RAINN 800-656-HOPE (4673)
National Human Trafficking Hotline 888-373-7888 (TTY:711) or text 233733. In the US Call 911 if you are in immediate danger.
The Trevor Project 24/7 helplines:
Or visit their online Get Help Now page with information on text and chatlines with counselors available 24/7.
Other Resources - Information and Support
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) A non-profit, grassroots organization focused on advocacy, education, and support for individuals and families living with mentai illness. They seek to improve the quality of life for those impacted by mental health challenges.
The NAMI Helpline can be reached Monday through Friday, 10 am–6 pm, ET. 1-800-950-NAMI (6264)
- Commonsense Media Movie and media ratings, explainations of social media trends, etc.
The information and resources on this website are intended to help individuals better understand the U.S. health care system, health services research and medical effectiveness, and diagnosed conditions, but not to provide specific medical or mental health advice. Individuals are urged to consult with their own qualified health care providers for all diagnosis and treatment, and for answers to personal health care questions.
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