Although we have made some progress with race relations in America, we continue to revisit painful experiences. For many parents you are faced with teaching your child at a very young age the reality of being treated different based on the color of their skin.
With the recent shootings in Baton Rouge, Falcon Heights, and Dallas, many children have witnessed these events through media or participated in rallies with their families. In light of these incidents, I wanted to share some coping strategies I previously wrote several years ago following similar events.
The following tips may be helpful to create resiliency in youth.
Copyright 2016 Erlanger A. Turner, Ph.D.
A version of this blog was previously written and posted by Dr. Turner on Psychology Today
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Dr. Turner is a licensed psychologist with expertise in behavioral pediatrics, child mental health, disruptive behavior disorders, and minority mental health. He is also certified as a National Register Health Service Psychologist.