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A call to action from the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health to address ongoing bias, structural racism and racial violence. June 3, 2020



Download Tenets HERE

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT’s Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Children’s Economic Well-Being in RI  Wednesday, December 15, 2021   

The Racial Healing Handbook: Practical Activities to Help You Challenge Privilege, Confront Systemic Racism, and Engage in Collective Healing Paperback – August 1, 2019; by Anneliese A. Singh PhD LPC

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America (National Book Award Winner) Paperback – August 15, 2017; by Ibram X. Kendi

Understanding and Disrupting anti-Black Racism

Resources for Care Givers and Educational Staff

A curated list of readings, videos and podcasts from

Bank Street College of Education, Center on Culture, Race & Equity

Reproductive Injustice: Racism, Pregnancy, and Premature Birth

Drs. Patient A. Afulani (UCSF) and Dána-Ain Davis (Queens College), 2019

United Way  of Rhode Island's 21 Day Equity Challenge

Each day, you'll receive an email with resources to read, watch, listen to, or write about for 15 minutes. The real work of the Challenge, however, happens during the rest of the day, as you think more about what you’ve seen and recognize opportunities to learn and grow

Evanston, Illinois, become first U.S. city to pay reparations to Black residents March 23, 2021

Race - The Power of an Illusion: How the Racial Wealth Gap was Created (Video Clip)

California Newsreel, 2015

HOPE - Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences

 HOPE was developed at the Center for Community-Engaged Medicine, a research center at Tufts’ Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies (ICRHPS).It is a new way of seeing and talking about experiences that support children’s growth and development into healthy, resilient adults.

How trauma and stress affect a child's brain development

Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University June 22, 2018

Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America

Ijeoma Oluo,  December 1, 2020

New AMA policy recognizes racism as a public health threat

American Medical Association  November 16, 2020

Slides from June 15, 2020 RIAIMH webinar:

Feeling, Thinking and Doing: Our Current State of Race in Our Lives

In Pursuit of an Equitable Start

July 2020 Policy Brief

Think Babies

Building Strong Foundations Racial Equity Brief 2018

Zero to Three

And Don't call me a racist!

Downloadable book by Ella Mazel

You want a Confederate Monument?  My Body is a Confederate Monument.

by Caroline Randall Williams,

New York Times,  6/26/20

Interview with Robin D'Angelo, author of White Fragility

The Guardian

Dismantling Racism: The Continuing Challenge to White America

Joseph R. Barndt

Brené Brown with Ibram X. Kendi on How to Be an Antiracist 

Podcast about racial disparities, policy, and equality with focus on Kendi's book;  How to Be an Antiracist

Chart: Becoming Anti-racist

Chart was adapted by Andrew M. Ibrahim MD, MSc from “Who Do I Want to Be During COVID-19” chart (original author unknown) with some ideas pulled from Ibram X. Kendi’s work.

The Center of Excellence for Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation

Learn about disparities in the experiences of young children of color and children from other marginalized communities in early childhood settings; discover strategies for IECMHC to impact early childhood professionals’ beliefs, attitudes, and practices to support more effective caregiving for all children, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, class, or a myriad of demographic characteristics; and better understand policies and procedures, including data collection and analysis procedures, to bridge disparities.

National Institute for Children's Health Quality (NICHQ)

NICHQ is a mission-driven nonprofit dedicated to driving dramatic and sustainable improvements in the complex issues facing children’s health. They are committed to building and managing effective change strategies that align partners and engage stakeholders to achieve better outcomes for children and their families.

Resources to address unrest, need for justice & support after the tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Thinking about Racial Disparities in COVID-19: Impacts Through a Science-Informed, Early Childhood Lens

by Jack P. Shonkoff, M.D. and David R. Williams, Ph.D.

Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University

A statement from the Tenets Initiative on Black Lives Matter

Diversity Informed Tenets for Work with Children, Infants & Families

CNN/ Sesame Street Town Hall on Racism

June 6, 2020

4 Ways Racial Inequity Harms American Schoolchildren 


June 11, 2020

RIAIMH is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

RIAIMH is a founding member of the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health.

RIAIMH is an affiliate of the World Association for Infant Mental Health.

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