Syntero is dedicated to offering the professional care our community needs to thrive. We also realize that additional resources may be needed to navigate through these uncertain times. Please see the following resources regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, anti-racism and racial trauma and healing. This page of helpful resources will be updated regularly, so please visit often.
- Tips on Managing Stress and Anxiety: How Are You Feeling?
- Mental Health America – Back-to-School Toolkit to Help Students, Parents and School Personnel Navigate the Uncharted Territory of COVID-19
- Reducing Loneliness and Social Isolation Among Older Adults
- CDC – Alcohol and Substance Use During COVID-19
- The Power of Parenting During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Mourning the Death of a Loved One
- The Power of Parenting During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Addressing Fears and Feelings from Prior Losses
- The Power of Parenting During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Helping Children Cope with the Impending Death of a Loved One
- Managing Anxiety in Young Children
- Helpful Distractions
- Comfort Kit
- Finding Calm in a Pandemic
- How to Cope with Your Grief Over COVID-19: High School Senior Edition
- Treading Through Fear and Uncertainty
- Keeping a Routine During Quarantine
- Tips for Returning to Normal Life During COVID-19
- Nationwide Children’s Hospital – How to Talk to Your Kids About Racism
- Teaching Tolerance: Race, Racism, and Police Violence
- Addressing Race and Trauma in the Classroom: A Resource for Educators
- Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity
- Kirwan Institute Implicit Bias Training Modules
- Harvard Implicit Association Tests
- A Parent’s Guide to Preventing and Responding to Prejudice
- What should young Black children know about race? Parents of preschoolers, preparation for bias, and promoting egalitarianism (Early Childhood Research Study)
- How To Deal With Racism Or Unconscious Bias From Coworkers
- UG Owens Institute for Behavioral Research Center’s Resources for Families
- The Effects of Racism on Mental Health: How to Cope (Anxiety and Depression Association of America)
- Black Pain, Black Joy, and Racist Fear: Supporting Black Children in a Hostile World
- 3 Essential Tips to Help All Kids to Embrace Their Race and Ethnicity
- “But Daddy, Why Was He Shot?”: How to Talk to Children about Race Today
Racial Trauma & Healing
- Black Families in Therapy: Understanding the African American Experience, by Nancy Boyd-Franklin
- The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming our Communities Through Mindfulness, by Rhonda V. Magee, Foreword by Jon Kabat-Zinn
- My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending our Hearts and Bodies, by Resmaa Menakem, MSW, LICSW, SEP
- Healing the Soul Wound: Trauma-Informed Counseling for Indigenous Communities, by Eduardo Duran (Tiospaye Ta Woapiye Wicasa), Foreword by Allen E. Ivey
- All Our Relations: Finding the Path Forward, by Tanya Talaga
- Pedagogy of the Oppressed, by Paulo Freire
- Into the Fold: Issues in Mental Health is the monthly podcast by the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health. Consistent with the spirit of the foundation’s work, the podcast captures the human implications of mental health and related issues, bringing you conversations with mental health advocates, researchers, consumers, officials, and others who carry the torch on behalf of mental health and wellness. This podcast addresses issues facing BIPOC, as well as veterans, people living in rural communities and other underserved or vulnerable populations.
- Therapy for Black Girls: Podcast founded and created by Joy Haven Bradford, PhD, “…a weekly chat about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.”
- Let’s Talk Bruh: Podcast on Black Masculinity.
- Insight Timer: Smartphone app and online community for meditation; guided meditations, music and talks available for free and for-fee.
- Liberate Meditation: An app designed by tech entrepreneur Julio Rivera, specifically to support the meditation practices of people from BIPOC communities. Available from Apple’s App Store and Google Play; compatible with iOS and Android; can be downloaded free of charge; free and for-fee guided meditations and dharma talks available.