Resources Related to Police-Involved Killings

This week another Black man, Daunte Wright, was killed by a police officer after a minor traffic violation in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.  This tragedy happened not far from where the trial of Derek Chauvin, the police officer charged with killing George Floyd, is occurring.  Amidst anger, outrage, grief, fear, hopelessness, and/or countless other emotions, I imagine some of you are also experiencing shear emotional exhaustion.  Below are some resources for supporting the family of Daunte Wright, campaigns/information to reform policing, and ideas for supporting your own and your family's mental well-being.

 

Daunte Wright Sr. Memorial GoFundMe page:  https://www.gofundme.com/f/dauntewright?pc=tw_social&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=bcgfm_tw_fund_dauntes-funeral-and-burial-cost

 

Campaign Zero to End Police Violence:  https://www.joincampaignzero.org/#vision

 

Don't Call the Police- Community-based alternatives to police in your city:  https://dontcallthepolice.com/

 

Root Cause Research Center of Louisville:  https://www.rootcauseresearch.org

 

Black Lives Matter Louisville:  https://blackliveslouisville.org/

 

Racial Trauma Toolkit:  https://www.bc.edu/bc-web/schools/lynch-school/sites/isprc/isprc-advisory-board.html

 

Collective Care Center Clinic at Spalding University:  https://behavioralhealth.spalding.edu/collaborative-care-clinic-healing-racial-and-intersectional-trauma/

 

Books for talking with children about racism and police-involved killings:

 

Dear Black Boy by Kent School staff member, Dr. Cheri Langley 


Antiracist Baby
 by Ibram X. Kendi

 

Emma M. Sterrett-Hong, Ph.D., LMFT,
Licensed Psychologist
Associate Dean of Equity and Inclusion