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March 24, 2021
The mass shootings in Atlanta last week are just the latest in a surge of violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in the United States over the past year. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, discrimination, verbal assaults, and physical violence against members of the AAPI community have skyrocketed, disproportionately harming vulnerable members of the community, including women, youth, and elders. This racism takes its toll.
At Brazelton Touchpoints Center, we stand with children and families in the AAPI community. We want to share a new set of resources curated by the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Cross-Cultural Student Emotional Wellness. Focused on the mental health and well-being of Asian Americans, the list includes high-quality, actionable, anti-racist resources for supporting mental health, tailored toward these individual audiences: parents, students, educators, therapists, and allies/the general public.
Executive Director Dr. Justin A. Chen, MD, MPH, and his team recognize that the profusion of resources can be overwhelming, so the focus of their mental health experts has been on carefully sifting through all the noise on the community’s behalf.
We hope you will find these resources helpful and meaningful as you work with children and families impacted by this violence. You can access them here: www.mghstudentwellness.org/racism