Social, Emotional & Mental Health Resources,
and Confronting Racism
Day One RAPP is committed to providing continuous support to the school community
during school closures. Alongside our Department of Education colleagues, we are doing our best to adapt to remote services, which includes our individual/group counseling, prevention workshops, and peer leadership. In the case that we are unable to provide care remotely, we will refer students and staff to appropriate resources. We will provide a comprehensive, vetted resource guide for RAPP related services within the next week for students, parents, and school partners.
The following is the latest information on Day One’s remote services for the Relationship Abuse Prevention Program (RAPP):
As the situation unfolds, our protocol and practices around providing counseling is subject to change. For now, RAPP Coordinators can provide limited check-ins with students who received RAPP counseling at the time of the school closures. Check-ins with students can be conducted over Zoom (video conference), phone, email, or text. Remote check-ins and counseling may not be appropriate for individuals actively involved in an abusive relationship, and RAPP Coordinators will assess and plan for safety before providing services remotely. We can provide consultation to teachers and parents as well as assessment,
immediate safety planning and appropriate referrals to students.
We are currently working on adapting our prevention workshops to online learning platforms for remote learning. We will update you as web-based workshops become available for Healthy Relationships, Consent and Coercion, and Intimate Partner Violence.
Peer Leadership and Summer Peer Leadership Institute
We have suspended the planning, interviews and acceptance to Day One’s Summer Peer Leadership Institute (SPLI) until April 20th and will provide updates on SPLI at that time.
Peer leaders are encouraged to stay connected to each other and Day One by following @dayoneny and @eaglerapp on Instagram. @Eaglerapp is hosting daily Instagram Live chats on staying healthy and connected during school closure. If peer leaders are interested in contributing to remote RAPP learning, they should reach out to their RAPP Coordinator.
Your RAPP Coordinator is working normal school hours, and can respond to your
messages during those times. If you are in an abusive relationship or seeking support in
navigating a harmful relationship, your RAPP Coordinator can work with you to develop
a safety plan remotely. This will include assessing which remote technology is safest for
you to use to communicate with your Coordinator. Your RAPP Coordinator is not able to respond to you outside of school hours, and if you are experiencing a safety concern or mental health crisis after school hours (8:30am - 4:30pm) we encourage you to reach out to
● You can request help from a mobile crisis team if you are concerned about a
family member, friend, or acquaintance who is experiencing (or at risk of) a
psychological crisis. You can also request a team for yourself. To request a
team, call NYC Well at (888) NYC-WELL (888-692-9355).
● You can call a 24-hour crisis hotline if you are thinking about self-harm or in an
emergency situation 1-800-273-TALK.
If you need support with issues related to domestic violence or dating abuse outside of
school hours please use the Love Is Respect online chat or hotline:
● Call 1-866-331-9474 (24/7)
● Chat Online with loveisrespect (7 days/week, 5:00 PM to 3:00 AM EST)
● Text loveis to 22522
Like students, parents, and school staff, we are doing our best to adapt during these incredibly challenging times. If you have general questions or specific concerns about RAPP, please contact Rebecca Stahl, Social Work Supervisor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Take good care of yourself and each other!
Rebecca Stahl, LCSW
Social Work Supervisor
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Mental Health Resource List
IF YOU (OR SOMEONE AROUND YOU) ARE IN ACTIVE DANGER, CALL 911.
Counseling Resources:All of the following are free and available 24/7 by phone, text, or chat.
NYC Well: Call 1-888-692-9355, text “WELL” to 65173, or chat with a counselor at this link.
Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741-741 to be connected to a counselor.
Okayso: Download app to be connected to a real person that you can ask a question to from sex and dating to identity and more. See more at this link
National Runaway Safeline: for runaways, homeless, and at risk youth call 1-800 786-2929 (24/7) or live chat with this link
Mobile Crisis: You can request help from a mobile crisis team if you are concerned about a family member, friend, or acquaintance who is experiencing (or at risk of) anpsychological crisis. You can also request a team for yourself. To request a team, call NYC Well at 1-888-692-9355 or learn more at this link
Additional Mental Health Resources:
Calm Harm App(Free, iOS & Android) - Calm Harm provides tasks to help you resist or manage the urge to self-harm. You can make it private by setting a password, and personalise the app if you so wish. You will be able to track your progress and notice change.
MindShift App(Free; iOS& Android) - Mind Shift is one of the best mental health apps designed specifically for teens and young adults with anxiety. Rather than trying to avoid anxious feelings, Mind Shift stresses the importance of changing how you think about anxiety. Think of this app as the cheerleader in your pocket, encouraging you to take charge of your life, ride out intense emotions, and face challenging situations.
eMoods Bipolar Mood Tracker(Free; iOS & Android) - Users report that eMoods can be a helpful way to track the frequency and severity of symptoms to help identify triggers and better understand their fluctuating mood.
Liberate Meditation App(Free; iOS & Android) - The only meditation app by and for the Black and African diaspora, featuring endless talks and guided meditations by teachers of color.
Social Emotional Learning: Confronting Racism, Preventing Racial Violence, Raising Anti-Racist Children
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
The NYCLU is a social justice organization and the New York state affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union, or the ACLU. They defend and protect the civil rights and civil liberties of New Yorkers, and this includes your right to assemble, demonstrate, and protest in New York. This presentation is tailored for high school age students and their families and will focus specifically on knowing your rights while out protesting. Click on the image for more information.
Resources to support educators & families in engaging with children about racism, racial violence & to support the raising of anti-racist children.
Articles & Lessons
2020 Curriculum Resource Guide (K-12)
Aha Parenting.com: Talking to children about race, racism, and police brutality
guidance on how to modify your conversation for toddlers to teens. It also gives ideas for how children can take action.
Anti-Defamation League: Engaging Young People in Conversations about Race and Racism
Books for Littles: Anti-Racism for Kids 101: Starting to Talk About Race
Beginner’s guide to talking about race (includes key messages and a list of books you can read aloud together) across various ages
Child Mind Institute: Racism & Violence: How to Help Kids Handle the News
CNN and 'Sesame Street' to host a town hall addressing racism
Facing History and Ourselves
Bearing Witness: The Death of George FloydA Reckoning Amidst the PandemicViolence and Backlash (lesson)
Embrace Race: 10 Tips for Teaching and Talking to Kids about Race
Montessori Educators Group for Social Justice: Resources for Talking to Children About Race and Racism
Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility: Listening Circle for George Floyd
Conversation starters and protocol for open discussion for teachers and families - fact based background on the recent killings of African Americans: George Floyd, Ahmaud Aubrey and Breonna Taylor and discussion points and material around police brutality and protest.
PBS Newshour Extra: Death of George Floyd Sets Off Massive Protests (Lessons)
Something Happened in Our Town
Animation series for young children telling the story of a white family and a black family as they discuss a police shooting of an unarmed black man. Themes include racial bias, injustice, modeling conversations about race, empowerment, appreciation of diversity, and positive community support.
Don’t Say Nothing
Educator Jamila Pitts makes the point that when we avoid the conversation with students and our own children, we are sending the message that it doesn't matter or that we are too afraid to discuss. Our silence speaks volumes.
Let’s Talk: Discussing Race, Racism, and other Difficult Topics with StudentsRace and Ethnicity Resources
Washington Post: They Were Raised to be ‘Colorblind’ — but Now More White Parents are Learning to Talk About Race
We Teach NYC
Lessons on Racism
Lessons on Civic Education
Yes Magazine: 7 Reminders for White Parents Talking to Their Kids About Police Killing Black People
Tips for helping parents talk to their kids about police violent, thinking through how privilege contributes to bias.
1619 (New York Times)
Embrace Race: How to Talk to Kids about Race and Justice
EmbraceRace cofounders, Melissa Giraud and Andrew Grant-Thomas, speak to On Point Radio host, Meghna Chakrabarti, on MLK Day. 1/20/20
Fare of the Free Child podcast
Intersectionality Matters! hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw
Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast
Having 'The Talk': Expert Guidance On Preparing Kids For Police Interactions A panel of experts: a child psychiatrist, a former public defender and a police officer provide tips for talking with children about police violence.
Talking Race with Young Children
Babies as young as 6 months old notice race and even show signs of racial bias. This 20 minute podcast makes the case and provides tips for talking with very young children about race and racism
Parenting Forward podcast episode ‘Five Pandemic Parenting Lessons with Cindy Wang Brandt’
Pod For The Cause (from The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights)
Pod Save the People (Crooked Media)
Black Feminism & the Movement for Black Lives: Barbara Smith, Reina Gossett, Charlene Carruthers (50:48)
TEDx Talk Dr. Beverly Tatum: Is My Skin Brown Because I Drank Chocolate Milk? In this TEDx Talk, Dr. Beverly Tatum addresses our earliest experiences of race and how to talk about these early experiences as a caring adult.
TEDx Talk, Jay Smooth: How I learned to stop worrying and Love Discussing Race In this TEDx Talk, host Jay Smooth of the Underground Radio addresses how to confront tough issues of bias when they come up with vulnerability and humility.
TEDX Talk, Peggy McIntosh: How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion
Peggy McIntosh at TEDxTimberlaneSchools (18:26)
31 Children's Books to Support Conversations on Race, Racism and Resistance
Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins
Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners: Books for Children and Young Adults
Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Dr. Brittney Cooper
Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon
How To Be An Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad
Raising Our Hands by Jenna Arnold
Redefining Realness by Janet Mock
Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century by Grace Lee Boggs
The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color by Cherríe Moraga
When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America by Ira Katznelson
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo, PhD
Be an Ally
Article: “Your Black Co-Workers May Look Like They Are Ok, Chances Are They Are Not”
Article: “White people, here’s how to be a better ally and proactively anti-racist. It’s not enough to just say you’re not racist.” How White People Can Work for Racial Justice
A guide to how you can support marginalized communities
Mindful.org: Rhonda Magee on Her Inner Work of Racial Justice
Law professor Rhonda Magee applies her deep meditation practice to the difficult waters of racially-charged interactions.