A 20-year-old Black man was shot and killed by police on Sunday, April 11 in Brooklyn Center. The specifics surrounding the shooting are still under investigation. However, the result is the same: another Black man killed by police.
His name is Daunte Wright. We extend our sincere condolences to Daunte’s family. We all will process and react to this differently. Some will experience re-traumatization; others will feel a sense of hopelessness, rage, sadness, frustration and disappointment.
Whatever your response is, we want to make sure you have the support and resources necessary to deal with this effectively. Our mission is to respond to emergency needs, and for some this is an emergency.
Therefore, below is a list of resources available to those who need support.
As a community I want to remind us that “everyone counts; everyone has an irreplaceable role to play.”
Resources related to racialized trauma:
- Healing from Racial Trauma (Augsburg University’s Center for Wellness and Counseling)—includes links to multiple resources
- Racial Stress and Self-Care: Parent Tip Tool (American Psychological Association’s RESilience Initiative)—resource for parents
- Racial Trauma (Mental Health America)—Directories of therapists for various cultural groups
- Coping with Racial Trauma (Workplace Options)—includes links to multiple resources
- Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Disasters and Other Traumatic Events: What Parents, Rescue Workers, and the Community Can Do (National Institute of Mental Health)
- Racialized Communal Trauma: Prep, Context and Healing Remembrance Utilizing Cultural Somatics & Psychological First Aid (MN Dept of Health and Resmaa Menakem, author of “My Grandmother’s Hands”)—YouTube video (1 hour 8 minutes)
- Talking to Kids About Racism and Violence (Child Mind Institute)—tips and additional resources