A subgroup of the chapter’s Anti-Racism & Disparities work group has successfully launched their first project: a partnership with Reach Out and Read Minnesota to train clinicians to work with parents on how to raise race-conscious children.
The program, currently in the pilot phase at several clinics throughout Minnesota, was the result of the group’s goal to work with existing community organizations to reach parents and families with anti-racism education efforts.
The program includes a training module for clinicians and two specially selected books depicting diverse children and families. The books are given out as part of the Reach Out and Read portion of the 6-month and 3-4 year visits. Clinicians have a brief discussion with families about raising race-conscious children, and provide a bookmark to help facilitate discussions at home.