Together for Justice

Our schools are committed to being safe, welcoming, culturally responsive communities that support the social-emotional health of our students. Bigotry, bias, and bullying have no place. This means we must address violence and racism in our society, and help create discussion and dialogue about how it has impacted people in the past and continues to do so in the present. This webpage offers resources for families to have those discussions, as assembled by experts at DOE. We also offer connections to mental health support—since these are difficult issues for all of us to experience and grapple with.

Family Resources

How to Talk to Your Children About Race

How to Address the Rise in Violence Against Asian American and Pacific Islanders

Educator Resources

Please visit the Striving for Justice page on the InfoHub for discussion guides and questions.

Mental Health Resources

These can help address stress and trauma that children and families may be experiencing at this time

Free Mental Health Support

  • NYC Well For Staff, students and parents
    • Call: 1-888-NYC-WELL (1-888-692-9355)
    • Text: WELL to 65173
    • Live Chat
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