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
Janie Victoria Ward, EdD, "Helping Minoritized Youth Resist 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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Pediatric health professionals, particularly school health service professionals (ie, school nurses, pediatricians, and school counselors), play an essential role in helping students stay healthy and reach their academic potential. Because racism is a risk factor in child development, all pediatric health professionals must understand how racial and ethnic protective factors support the psychosocial development of youth from racially and ethnically minoritized populations and reduce the harmful effects of racial bias and discrimination.
Keywords: racial socialization, racism, resistance