Anti-racism and Diversity Resources

We Must be Allies

Updated: 7/24/2020 at 1:37 pm

Addressing racism demands that we call out violence and condemn police brutality. It also requires examining the cultural drivers that reinforce racism and white privilege in our own communities.

As educators overseeing the training of future psychiatrists, it is critical that we identify concrete ways to combat health disparities and provide culturally appropriate mental health care to all communities. As academic leaders in positions of influence, we have an obligation to raise awareness about systemic racism. We cannot stay silent.

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Statements from Allied Organizations

Academic Psychiatry Consortium
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists (AACAP)
American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL)
American Psychiatric Association (APA)
Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (ACLP)

Curricula/Teaching Resources

Revising Teaching Cases in Medical Education to Address Structural Inequality
Innovation Report
Source: AAMC

ERASE: a New Framework for Faculty to Manage Patient Mistreatment of Trainees Mistreatment of Trainees
Case Report
Source: Academic Psychiatry

Confronting Racial Violence: Resident, Unit, and Institutional Responses 
Invited commentary
Source: AAMC

Educational Workshops

The Hidden Factor In Trainee Wellness: Supporting Trainees who Experience Patient Aggression and Discrimination-based Aggression/Harassment
(Workshop first presented at AADPRT Annual Meeting in Dallas, March, 2020)
Presentation Slides
Breakout Discussion I
Breakout Discussion II
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Source: AADPRT

Grabbing the Third Rail: Race and Racism in Clinical Documentation
(Workshop first presented at AADPRT Annual Meeting in Dallas, March, 2020)
Abstract with Presenter Contact Info
Presentation Slides
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Media and Books

How to Become an Ally to the Black Community
This is a roadmap for spending 10, 25, or 45 minutes a day (your choice) doing things that will make you an ally.
Begin Your Journey

Addressing Structural Racism -- an American Psychiatric Association (APA) Town Hall Recording
View Recording
Source: APA

Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit
Download Toolkit
Source: The Association of Program Directors in Surgery

Responding to Racism from Patients, Famlies, and GuestsTowards Residents and Practicing Psychiatrists
View Module (Free CME)
Source: APA

Medical Schools Need to do Much More to Protect Students of Color from Racism
Read Article
Source: AAMC

Black Lives Matter: Mental Health
View Video
Source: WNIT Public Television

I'm a Black Doctor. I Wear My Scrubs Everywhere Now.
Read Story
Source: The Washington Post

40 Books to Help You Talk to Your Kids About Racism
See Books
Source: Indy's Child

Alarming Black Youth Suicide Trend Must Be Addressed, Experts Say
Read Article
Source: APA

How Medical Education is Missing the Bull's Eye
Read Perspective
Source: The New England Journal of Medicine

To be Young, a Doctor, and Black: Overcoming Racial Barriers in Medical Training
Read Perspective
Source: NPR

American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) Racism and Health Information
Visit Page
Source: AAMC

Learn about Juneteenth
The oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States
Source: National Museum of African American History and Culture/Smithsonian

Poems and a Video Testimonial by an African American Psychiatrist
Video Testimonial that explains the following poems
Source: Psychiatric Times
Author: Frank Clark, MD
Poem: Chocolate Flavored PTSD
Source: Psychiatric Times
Author: Frank Clark, MD
Poem: Runner's Paradox
Source: Psychiatric Times
Author: Frank Clark, MD

MD Panelists' Discussion about mental health with advice on how to handle the global health pandemic, a possible second wave, and the emotional toll from civil unrest in our country.
Source: YouTube

Psychiatry Unbound Episode 7: Black Mental Health
Source: American Psychiatric Association

"Talking About Race" Web Portal
Source: National Museum of African American History and Culture/Smithsonian

Being Antiracist
Source: National Museum of African American History and Culture/Smithsonian

"Maintaining Professionalism in the Age of Black Death is... a Lot"
Source: Medium

Uprooting Whiteness [Supremacy & Domination] Resources
Source: Varies

Anti-racism Resources for White People
Source: Varies

Resources for Anti-racist Allyship
Source: Varies

Activism & Allyship Guide
Source: Black@ Airbnb Employee Resource Group

Performative Allyship is Deadly
Source: Medium

Your Black Colleagues May Look Like They're OK -- Chances Are, They're Not
Source: Refinery 29

Twitter feed: #BlackInTheIvory

Series Published in APA's Focus Journal on Culture, Trauma, and Psychiatry
Trauma Informed Care and Cultural Humility in the Mental Health Care of People From Minoritized Communities
Source: APA's Focus Journal
Diversity and Inclusion in Psychiatry: The Pursuit of Health Equity
Source: APA's Focus Journal
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Psychiatry
Source: APA's Focus Journal
Affirmative Care Across Cultures: Broadening Application
Source: APA's Focus Journal


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