SOCIAL JUSTICE RESOURCES

As an association representing families in Texas, we consider ourselves to be responsible for the well-being of all of our members as well as educating them on topics that they and their clients may be facing by providing appropriate and accurate resources and acknowledging the issues at hand. We recognize the importance of diversity and inclusion in every community across Texas and have compiled these resources on social justice and anti-racism for our members and their clients.

Please note that the views, opinions, and resources included here do not necessarily reflect a TAMFT position, and not all resources have been thoroughly reviewed or vetted. We simply offer these resources as a compilation of items that may help you during this tragic and difficult time. Read more from our president, Linda Metcalf, here.

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Books:

  • The Inner Work of Racial Justice--Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness by Rhonda V. Magee, MA, JD
  • Restorative Yoga for Ethnic and Race-Based Stress and Trauma by Dr. Gail Parker (www.drgailparker.com)
  • Healing Racial Trauma: The Road to Resilience by Sheila Wise Rowe
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin and Robert Bonazzi
  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria: And Other Conversations About Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum
  • Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla Saad 
  • How to Be an Anti-Racist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
  • Dear White America: Letters to a New Minority by Tim Wise
  • Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
  • Disunity in Christ by Christina Cleveland
  • The Color of Compromise: The Truth About the American Church's Complicity in Racism by Jemar Tisby

Toolkits and Additional Resource Lists:

Meditation Exercises:

Apps:

  • Liberate app: Liberate is the #1 meditation app for the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color community. Listen to dozens of guided meditations to ease anxiety, find gratitude, heal internalized racism and microaggressions and celebrate Blackness

  • The Safe Place: A Minority Mental Health app geared towards the Black community to bring awareness, education and hope 

Podcasts:

  • The Breakdown with Dr. Earl: A Mental Health Podcast
  • The Homecoming Podcast with Dr. Thema
  • Shaping the Shift by Thea Monyee, LMFT
  • Therapy for Black Girls with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford

Articles and Self-Care Advice:

Trainings: