CHOC Mental Health Education Program | How to Talk to Kids about Race/Racism

CHOC Mental Health Education Program

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A CHOC Child and Adolescent Mental Health expert will focus on teaching parents and educators developmentally appropriate ways to engage their children/students in a dialogue about race and racism. The presentation will review developmental stages that a child/student is in and ways they are able to process and understand race/racism as well as other current sociopolitical events. The presentation will conclude with a review of racial socialization as an effective buffer in moderating the deleterious effects of discrimination.

Date: Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Time: 5:00pm to 6:00pm (PST)

Location: Zoom

Target Audience: Parents/General Community + School Staff

Languages Available: English

Topic Age Range: Early Childhood + Elementary School (Ages 2-10 YO)

Launched in July 2017, CHOC’s Mental Health Education Program (MHEP) and our team of pediatric mental health specialists have provided hundreds of educational sessions to thousands of community members, including youth, parents, educators, and providers. Through our presentations and trainings, we strive to partner with and equip our community stakeholders with the needed knowledge, tools, and resources to support the wellness of our County’s children, adolescents, and young adults. If you have any questions about our educational offerings, please contact our MHEP team at