Cultural Awareness

The following resources have been compiled to support attaining greater cultural awareness. This list is not exhaustive or complete, but a starting place!

PBS How to Talk with Young Children About Racism

Conversations about Culture and Healing


APA resource for working with adolescents:

When therapists face discrimination:

National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Health Care Training:

SAMHSA: Publications and Digital Products for Cultural Competency:[0]=professional_and_research_topics:5359

National Association of School Psychologists Social Justice Page:

Why Words Matter (Information on language):

Memorial University Aboriginal Language:

The Trouble with Tribe: How a common word masks complex African realities:


Understanding and Dismantling Racism: List of Books

An Antiracist Reading List: Ibram X. Kendi on books to help America transcend its racist heritage

Anti-Racism book list:

Videos and Movies

List of movies that address issues of racism, injustice, discrimination and privilege:

The DNA Journey: 

“TEDxHampshireCollege – Jay Smooth – How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Discussing Race” on YouTube:

Cultural appropriation:

Opinion/experiential information

Whiteness Matters: Exploring White Privilege, Color Blindness and Racism in Psychotherapy:

Blog about professionalism during this time:

White Privilege in a White Coat: How Racism Shaped my Medical Education: