Combatting Racism:

Videos and Podcasts:

· Brené with Ibram X. Kendion How to Be an Antiracist Talking with professor Ibram X. Kendi,New York Timesbestselling author ofHow to Be an Antiracistand the Director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University. Talking about racial disparities, policy, and equality, but we really focus onHow to Be an Antiracist, which is a groundbreaking approach to understanding uprooting racism and inequality in our society and in ourselves.

· Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man



One Crazy Summer written by Rita Williams-Garcia (AGE 11+)
The Hate U Give written by Angie Thomas (ages 13+)
Harbor Me written by Jacqueline Woodson (ages 10+)
This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do The Work written by Tiffany Jewell and Aurelia Durand (ages 11+)
Brown Girl Dreaming written by Jacqueline Woodson (ages 10+)

Internet Use & Safety Resources:
Parent Tip Sheet regarding Facebook

LGBTQ+ Resources

Mental Health Resources

Suicide Prevention:

Substance Abuse Prevention:

Suicide-Related Support ACTS Helpline: 703-368-4141
Runaway Hotline: 1-800-RUNAWAY or 1-800-726-2929
TeleTeen Hotline (3-7 p.m.): 703-368-8069
Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-422-4453
Sexual Assault Helpline: 775-221-7600


Parenting Classes and Resources:

Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP), to assist parents with basic parenting issues (also taught in Spanish),

Living Apart Parenting Together (LAPT)), to encourage parents to work out custody and child support situations without putting their children in the middle, and

When Families Get Angry (WFGA) to understand and constructively deal with anger.

If you would like more information about STEP, LAPT, or WFGA classes,
please call 703-792-6288.

Support for Families with Homes Lost to Foreclosure:

Volunteer Opportunities: