How to talk to kids about Race and Racism

How to talk to kids about Race and Racism


Anti-Bias Tools and Strategies

Anti-Defamation League provides a simple guide for parents who want to start a conversation with their kids about current events. (middle school high school age group)

Tips for Parents on Media Coverage, from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network 

Talking to Kids About Race, from National Geographic 

Talking to Kids About Discrimination, from the American Psychological Association

Helping Children Manage Stress in the Aftermath of a shooting, applicable tips from American Psychological Society

Supporting Kids of Color in the Wake of Racialized Violence, from, a two-part webinar series including transcripts and listening option, with resources

Beyond the Golden Rule: A Parent’s Guide to Preventing and Responding to Prejudice, from

10 Tips for Teaching and Talking to Kids About Race, from (may be helpful for parents of elementary children). 

Anti Racism Resources 

Talking About Race, for parents and caregivers (with content appropriate for high school students), from the National Museum of African American History and Culture

There are many books on related topics. Parents may find the following book lists helpful:

Your Kids Aren’t Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource roundup

Books on Racism and Social Justice, Common Sense Media recommends books, organized by age span. 

Social Justice Book List, National Network of State Teachers of the Year & University of Phoenix, listing by grade span, early learning to adult and teachers

Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners, books for children and young adults

31 Children’s books to support conversations on race, racism and resistance




Other Resources for Educators


Lynbrook Support Staff Contact List


Ms. Laurie Mitchell, Director of Guidance

Mr. David Feller, Director of Special Services (Interim)

Ms. Keri Kelleher-Walsh, Coordinator of Special Services



Ms. Christina Angelillo, School Counselor

Ms. Rosanne Bogard, Social Worker

Mr. Chris Caramore, School Counselor

Mr. Mario DeLisi, Social Worker (leave for K. Viggiano)

Ms. Samantha Lancaster, Social Worker

Dr. Deborah Mann, Psychologist

Ms. Melissa Marr, School Counselor

Ms. Sue Moller, School Counselor

Mr. Jordan Richman, Psychologist

Mr. Jonathan Spector, School Counselor



Ms. Alexandra Etra, School Counselor

Ms. Sandra Gettenberg, Social Worker

Ms. Marie Toscano, Psychologist



Ms. Jennifer Arena, School Counselor

Mr. Brian Buckley, School Counselor

Ms. Amanda Cioffi, Social Worker

Dr. Shari Melman, Psychologist



Ms. Rebecca DeZorett, Psychologist (MS)

Ms. Heather Clare, Psychologist (WE/MS)

Ms. Courtney Lopez, Psychologist (KC)

Ms. Samantha Lancaster, Social Worker (HS, WE)

Dr. Christine Marino, Psychologist (WE)

Dr. Giuliana Losapio, Psychologist (WP)

Ms. Julie Schatt, Social Worker (MS)

Ms. Carol Woehr, Social Worker (KC, WP)