Grief & Trauma Resources

Mary Ng Tedjasukmana, LCSW, PLLC

Resources for Grief & Trauma

Resources for PTSD:



Trauma-Focused CBT for Children and Adolescents: Treatment Applications by Judith A. Cohen,
Anthony P. Mannarino, and Esther Deblinger

o Treating Trauma & Traumatic Grief in Children & Adolescents by Judith A. Cohen, Anthony P.
Mannarino, and Esther Deblinger


o Cory Helps Kids Cope with Sexual Abuse: Playful Activities for Traumatized Children by Liana

o Dealing with Trauma: A TF-CBT Workbook for Teens by Alison Hendricks, Judith A. Cohen,
Anthony P. Mannarino, and Esther Deblinger (free)
o Tu Libro de Actividades de TF-CBT by Alison Hendricks, Judith Cohen, Anthony Mannarino, &
Esther Deblinger (free)
o Your Very Own TF-CBT Workbook by Alison Hendricks, Judith A. Cohen, Anthony P. Mannarino,
and Esther Deblinger (free)


o Finding Sunshine After the Storm: A Workbook for Children Healing from Sexual Abuse by Curtis
Holmes and Sharon McGee

o No More Hurt: A Children’s Workbook about Recovering from Abuse by Wendy Deaton &
Kendall Jackson

o When Something Terrible Happens: Children Can Learn to Cope with Grief (workbook) by Marge

o When Someone Very Special Dies: Children Can Learn to Cope with Grief (workbook) by Marge


o The Me Nobody Knows: A Guide for Teen Survivors by Barbara Bean & Shari Bennett

o The PTSD Workbook for Teens by Libbi Palmer



o Healing Days: A Guide for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma by Susan Farber Straus

o A Terrible Thing Happened by Margaret Holmes



 1-2-3 Magic: 3 Step Discipline for Calm, Effective, and Happy Parenting by Thomas Phelan

 How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

 No Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing
Mind by Daniel Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson

o The No Drama Discipline Workbook by Daniel Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson

 Out of Control: Why Disciplining Your Child Doesn’t Work and What Will by Dr. Shefali Tsabary

 Parenting the Strong-Willed Child by Rex Forehand & Nicholas Long

 Parenting Your Out-of-Control Teenager: 7 Steps to Reestablish Authority and Reclaim Love by Scott

 Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child by John Gottman & Joan Declaire

 The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children by Dr. Shefali Tsabary

 Try and Make Me! Simple Strategies that Turn Off the Tantrums and Create Cooperation by Ray
Levy, Bill O’Hanlon, and Tyler Norris Goode

 The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook by Davis, Eshelman, & McKay (for adults)
 The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook for Kids by Shapiro, Sprague, & McKay
 Angry Octopus: An Anger Management Story (introducing progressive muscle relaxation and deep
breathing) by Lori Lite
 Master of Mindfulness: How to Be Your Own Superhero in Times of Stress by Lori Grossman & Mr.
Musemici’s 5th Grade Class
 Meditation is an Open Sky by Whitney Stewart
 Mindful Movements: Ten Exercises for Well-being by Thich Nhat Hanh
 Peaceful Piggy Yoga by Kerry Lee MacLean

 Double-Dip Feelings: Stories to Help Children Understand Emotions by Barbara Cain
 Josh’s Smiley Faces: A Story About Anger by Gina Ditta-Donahue
 The Feelings Book: The Care & Keeping of Your Emotions by Dr. Lynda Madison
 The Way I Feel by Janan Cain
 Today I Feel Silly and Other Moods That Make My Day by Jamie Lee Curtis

 I Believe in Me by Connie Bowen
 I Think, I Am! Teaching Kids the Power of Affirmations by Louise Hay & Kristina Tracy
 The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper
 No More Stinking Thinking: A Workbook for Teaching Children Positive Thinking by Joann Altiero
 Ready for Anything by Keiko Kasza
 The Can Do Duck: A Story About Believing in Yourself by Ducktor Morty
 The Hyena Who Lost Her Laugh: A Story About Changing Your Negative Thinking by Jessica LambShapiro


o A Safe Place to Live: A Story for Children Who Have Experienced Domestic Violence by Michelle
o Mommy’s Black Eye: Children Dealing with Domestic Violence by William George Bentrim
o When Mommy Got Hurt (domestic violence) by Ilene Lee and Kathy Sylwester

o Finding the Right Spot: When Kids Can’t Live with Their Parents by Janice Levy
o Maybe Days: A Book for Children in Foster Care by Jennifer Wilgocki, Marcia Kahn Wright, &
Alissa Imre Geis

o Helping Families Heal by Runyon, Cooper, & Glick
o My Mom Has a Bad Temper by Beverly Hopkins

o Kids Helping Kids Break the Silence of Sexual Abuse by Linda Lee Folz
o Please Tell! A Child’s Book About Sexual Abuse by Jessie
o Ready to Remember: Jeremy’s Journey of Hope & Healing by Goodman, Miller, & Cohen (free)
o Rosie Remembers Mommy: Forever in Her Heart by Goodman, Miller, Cohen, & Lieberman

o The Night Dad Went to Jail: What to Expect When Someone You Love Goes to Jail by Melissa

 You’ve Got Dragons by Kathryn Cave

o Blue Cheese Breath & Stinky Feet: How to Deal with Bullies by Catherine DePino
o Do You Have a Secret? (Let’s Talk About It) by Jennifer Moore-Mallinos
o I Said No! A Kids Guide to Keep Private Parts Private by Kimberly King & Zack King
o It’s MY Body: A Book to Teach Young Children How to Resist Uncomfortable Touch by Lory
o Let’s Talk About Taking Care of You: An Educational Book About Body Safety by Lori Stauffer &
Esther Deblinger (versions for preschool and elementary age, as well as a workbook and
personal safety activity book)
o No More Secrets for Me! by Orly Wachter
o The Teen Relationship Workbook by Kerry Moles
o The Trouble with Secrets by Karen Johnsen
o Uncle Willy’s Tickles: A Child’s Right to Say No by Marcie Aboff
o You Touch, I Tell! by Chi Hosseinion
o Your Body Belongs to You by Cornelia Maude Spelman

o Amazing You!: Getting Smart About Your Private Parts by Gail Saltz
o Asking About Sex and Growing Up: A Question and Answer Book for Kids by Joanna Cole
o Bellybuttons Are Navels by Mark Schoen
o Changing Bodies, Changing Lives: A Book for Teens on Sex and Relationships by Ruth Bell
o It’s Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex & Sexual Health by Robie Harris
o My Body, My Self For Girls by Lynda Madaras and Area Madaras
o What’s Happening to My Body? Book for Boys by Lynda Madaras and Area Madaras
o Where Did I Come From? The facts of life without any nonsense or illustrations by Peter Mayle


Yoga Pretzel by Tara Guber

Practice bending, twisting, breathing, relaxing and more with Yoga Pretzels, a vibrant and colorful set of illustrated cards that provide a healthy dose of fun and education while teaching all the basics of yoga to help your head and heart.

Founded by Tara Guber and directed by Leah Kalish, Yoga Ed. develops health and wellness courses and materials that educate children, teachers and parents about the benefits of yoga! Our friends Tara and Leah co-wrote our Yoga Pretzels Deck, an exciting, educational addition to our Yoga Pretzels collection! Please visit the Yoga Ed. website to find out more about how to bring Yoga Ed. to your school or community!

List compiled by the Episcenter of Pennsylvania

Other PTSD resources:

June is PTSD awareness month, and I’d like share with you some of our most popular evidence-based articles on PTSD and addiction. These pieces are informative resources :

Thank you to Megan Bishop of the for these wonderful resources of not only addiction,  also of  PTSD, a big part of their advocacy.

PTSD resources for victims of violence and exploitation. Traumatic experiences take a tremendous toll on its victims; and it’s unfortunate that 60 to 80 percent of victims of a traumatic event will suffer from PTSD at some point in their lives. Struggling to handle these burdens can lead to substance misuse as a way to self-medicate and temporarily self soothe.

In the spirit of lending a helping hand to our online readers and anyone seeking help. Please find educational material on how to identify symptoms, types of PTSD, and ways to seek treatment.

Information about those who have suffered trauma and could also be struggling with addiction. Let’s  raise awareness about the concerns of PTSD, substance abuse and how to get help.

Thank you to Alana Brenner, Awareness Advocate;The Recovery Village Palm Beach® | an Advanced Recovery Systems Brand for this information.

Great Books on Grief and Loss

It was near and dear to my heart to put together these great books to read to  Young Readers  on the topic of Grief and Loss:

“The Two of Them.” By  Aliki

“The day she was born, her grandfather made her a ring of silver and a polished stone, because he loved her already.” Through the years, the little girl and her grandfather share so many happy times — playing by the sea, walking in the mountains, working in his store. And when he grows sick, she takes care of him with as much love as he always showed her.

“Mom Has Cancer. ” by  Jennifer Moore-Mallinos

The sensitively written Let’s Talk About It Books encourage preschool-age and early-grades children to explore their feelings, deal with problems that trouble them, and understand others who have problems of their own. Each title speaks to a particular concern that children might encounter in the course of growing up. All books in this series have appealing color illustrations on every page, and are available in both English and Spanish language editions. A short section at the back of each book offers related advice to parents. This book points out that a diagnosis that Mom has cancer is as frightening for her children as it is for her. The story describes such a situation, helping kids understand how Mom requires special medical care on her path toward regaining health.

I Miss You: A First Look at Death Paperback – January 1, 2001

When a close friend or family member dies, it can be difficult for children to express their feelings. This book helps boys and girls understand that death is a natural complement to life, and that grief and a sense of loss are normal feelings for them to have following a loved one’s death. Titles in this sensitively presented series explore the dynamics of various relationships experienced by children of preschool through early school age. Kids are encouraged to understand personal feelings and social problems as a first step in dealing with them. Written by psychotherapist and counselor Pat Thomas, these books promote positive interaction among children, parents, and teachers. The story lines are simple and direct–easily accessible to younger children. There are full-color illustrations on every page.

o Goodbye Mousie by Robie Harris

o I Miss You: A First Look at Death by Pat Thomas

o What On Earth Do You Do When Someone Dies? by Trevor Romain

o When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death by Laurie Krasny Brown

“The Heart and the Bottle.” By Oliver Jeffers

Once there was a girl whose life was filled with wonder at the world around her. Then one day something happened that made the girl take her heart and put it in a safe place. However, after that it seemed that the world was emptier than before. But would she know how to get her heart back?

“You Hold Me and I’ll Hold You.” By Jo Carson

When a small girl hears her father’s aunt has died and they must drive to Tennessee for the funeral, she worries about how different it will be from her backyard service for their hamster. It’s so different in a church when relatives cry and a preacher is saying all the stuff he’s thought of. Death is enormous then, and that’s when comfort (You hold me, says Daddy, and I’ll hold you) is most precious. Full-color illustrations Hold Me and I Hold You.”  By Jo Carson

“Mama” By Eleanor Schick

A child remembers special moments with Mama and starts to feel better after grieving over her death, in a soothing picture book with a message of hope for young children learning to cope after a loss.

“Goodbye Mousie” By Robie H. Harris

One morning a boy finds that his pet, Mousie, won’t wake up. The truth is Mousie has died. At first the boy doesn’t believe it. He gets very mad at Mousie for dying, and then he feels very sad. But talking about Mousie, burying Mousie in a special box, and saying good-bye helps this boy begin to feel better about the loss of his beloved pet.

“What’s Heaven?” By Maria Shriver

Shriver provides a starting point–for people of all faiths–to discuss the difficult subject of death with their children in this story of a little girl whose grandmother has just died. Color illustrations. Major media coverage.

“When Someone Dies.” By Sharon Greenlee

In this simple book, counselor Sharon Greenlee explains the hurt, fear, and confusion felt by children and adults alike after a death has occurred. Accompanied by delicate watercolors, When Someone Dies offers suggestions for easing the pain, surviving the changes, and remembering the good times. 15 watercolor illustrations.

“The Cat Next Door.” By Betty Ren Wright

When her beloved grandmother dies, a little girl recalls the times she and her grandmother used to ride on a crocodile raft, make cookies and lemonade, have picnics, take boat rides, and wait for the cat next door.

“Ida, Always.” By Caron Levis and Charles Santoso

A beautiful, honest portrait of loss and deep friendship told through the story of two iconic polar bears.

“When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death.” By Laurie Krasny Brown and Marc Brown

Books for Teenagers and Adults.

“Summerlost. ” By Ally Condie

A tender and compelling contemporary novel for young readers about facing loss and finding friendship, from Ally Condie, international bestselling author of the Matched series.

“The Thing about Jellyfish.” By Ali Benjamin

Twelve-year-old Suzy Swanson wades through her intense grief over the loss of her best friend by investigating the rare jellyfish she is convinced was responsible for her friend’s death.

“Coping When a Parent Dies ” by Janet Grosshandler-Smith

Offers teenagers comforting advice on how to cope with the grief – confusion – fears – and trauma of a parent’s death.

“The Only Game.” by Mike Lupica

Can a young baseball star maintain his love of the game after the loss of his brother? Find out in this start to the Home Team series about a small town with high hopes, from New York Times bestselling author and sports writing legend Mike Lupica. Jack Callahan is the star of his baseball team and sixth grade is supposed to be his year. Undefeated season. Records shattered. Little League World Series. The works. That is, until he up and quits. Jack s best friend Gus can t understand how Jack could leave a game that means more to them than anything else. But Jack is done. It s a year of change. Jack s brother has passed away, and though his family and friends and the whole town of Walton thinks baseball is just the thing he needs to move on, Jack feels it s anything but. In comes Cassie Bennett, star softball player, and the only person who seems to think Jack shouldn’t play if he doesn’t want to. As Jack and Cassie s friendship deepens, their circle expands to include Teddy, a guy who s been picked on because of his weight. Time spent with these new friends unlocks something within Jack, and with their help and the support of his family and his old friends, Jack discovers sometimes it s more than just the love of the game that keeps us moving and he might just be able to find his way back to The Only Game.”

In honor of my dear friend, mentor and confidant:  David Bergstein. He was a Social Work Supervisor, a Poet, a Writer, an Educator.  It was important for me to display his beautiful writings here:

“Margaret in the Forrest.” By David Bergstein : This series was inspired during a walk in the woods while trying to see the surroundings as a child might. Conclusion: Animals require specialized homes to live among us. Margaret Forrest is dedicated to learn all she can about how animals require their habitats to remain as they are. Margaret’s interests include, but are not limited to, teaching that a healthy Earth is a requirement for all living things (meaning you!) to be happy and healthy. [endsection]


Grief and Loss Weblink Resources

Grief and Loss Resources:

Webhealing.comTop Rated
Created by Tom Golden, LCSW, this website is devoted to helping people understand and deal with profound grief. provides free resources for those experiencing loss, including articles and forums, as well as paid services and tools provided by Mr. Golden through his workshops and private practice.

Grief and SympathyNew
Grief and Sympathy is written by nurse, health visitor and hospice matron Elizabeth Postle who had over 45 years experience helping the bereaved. The site has grown to be one of the foremost grief support websites on the net with over half a million users in 2018. This resource encompasses all types of loss including divorce, chronic illness, pet loss, disability, and grief due to a relative with Alzheimer’s disease as well as bereavement. It also includes poems, quotes, and advice for planning funerals and expressing sympathy.

Bereavement Support Network
This website is designed to answer many questions that come about after the death of a loved one. Includes very practical information and support that addresses topics such as care for the deceased, dealing with coroners and death registration, financial concerns, and caring for the bereaved.

Center for Complicated Grief

      • The Center for Complicated Grief seeks to improve the lives of people with complicated grief through a comprehensive program of outreach, education, training, and research. The Centers activities focus on four key areas:
  • Raising awareness of CG in the general population so that individuals suffering with prolonged, complicated grief, as well as their family and friends, will recognize the condition and learn where to find help.
  • Working to disseminate CG-related assessment and therapeutic tools to practicing clinicians such as grief counselors and health professionals.
  • Developing curricula for graduate, post-masters and post-doctoral education of mental health professionals.
  • Fostering innovative research to continuously improve complicated grief treatment and treatment dissemination.                                                                                                                             The Center is committed to training mental health clinicians to administer and teach complicated grief treatment.

DetailsChance’s SpotTop Rated
Chance’s Spot is a great pet loss and support site, offering everything from pet tributes that anyone can add, a weekly newsletter, grief resources for grieving pet owners, and a thriving support group.

DetailsCoping with the Loss of a Spouse
Having a spouse die is a horrible and traumatic event in a person’s life. While a person probably never can completely cope with the loss of a spouse, Dr. Martin shows some simple and easy to understand steps that can help.|

DetailsDeath with DignityTop Rated
This site provides resources to help cope with the loss of a loved one or prepare for the future. I really liked this site because it has so much useful information for someone who is losing a loved one.

DetailsGrief Healing
Developed by a certified bereavement counselor, this site offers information, comfort and support to those who are anticipating or mourning the loss of a loved one, whether human or animal. Includes articles on various aspects of loss as well as links to other resources.

DetailsGriefNet.orgTop Rated
Excellent site with loads of information and 37 email support groups, room for personal memorial pages, a site for kids support, and a guestbook for posting messages. I have been a volunteer for more than 4 years, after finding them when in great need, and know it’s an excellent resource and the support groups are very helpful. The director is Cendra Lynn and her email is|

DetailsHospice Foundation of America
The Hospice Foundation of America provides extensive information about the grieving process, including dozens of articles and useful information for anyone going through the grieving process. Articles include:

  • Shattering Eight Myths About Grief
  • A Year is a Relative Thing
  • Facing Sudden Loss
  • Guilt and Regret in Prolonged Illness
  • Helping a Child Deal with Death
  • Eight Myths About Children and Loss
  • Reflections on Spiritual Problems in Sudden Loss
  • After Caregiving Ends
  • Holiday Memories
  • Grief and the Holidays
  • Am I Losing My Mind?

DetailsJourney Through Grief
Journey Through Grief provides various ways of learning to cope and deal with grief, trauma, loss and sorrow; from grief poems to the making of memory books, memorial gardens and more.

DetailsKidsGrief is a series of three learning modules that equip parents, guardians and other caregivers with evidence-based grief support strategies for children aged 2-18.

They are also an educational and family resource for healthcare providers and educators. Some topics include: teachable moments, such as pet death; preparing kids to be at the bedside of someone who is dying; informing kids about a death; explaining Medical Assistance in Dying, and suicide, and more. was developed by the Canadian Virtual Hospice and a team of grief experts and family advisors.

Moving Beyond the Loss of an Ability
How can a person handle a loss of an ability? It may be something as eyesight, hearing, or it can be such things as walking, talking and others. What happens when a person loses abilities and how can they best help themselves?

MyGrief is an online support for people working through grief and loss or supporting someone who is grieving. Produced by Canadian Virtual Hospice in collaboration with a team of families, grief experts and partners, it consists of nine sections covering a variety of topics including: recognizing how grief affects you before and after death; facing emotions such as sadness, loneliness, anger, fear and guilt; managing situations that trigger grief; managing family dynamics; dealing with unhelpful comments and unwanted advice and more. is a helpful resource to you whether you are simply browsing through obituaries, building a family tree or have the unfortunate task of writing an obituary for a deceased loved one.

Pet Loss HelpTop Rated
PetLossHelp.Org is a website devoted to helping you manage the grieving process that follows the loss of an animal companion. Losing a precious pet can be among the most devastating experiences in a person’s life. Often we are overwhelmed with feelings that are so strong, we feel as if we cannot tolerate the intensity of the grief. – Creating Memorial Albums After Loss
Scrapbooking after losing a loved one can be an emotional and challenging experience. It can also be therapeutic, helping us to grieve and heal after the loss, while keeping the memory of our loved one alive for us and helping us focus on happy memories.

This guide from explores how to approach the difficult subject of creating albums in memory of loved ones who have passed for funeral services, memorial services, record keeping and life sharing and more.

Sympathy Message Ideas
A resource offering help and examples when struggling with finding the right words for a sympathy, bereavement or condolence message.

Sympathy Messages and Quotes
This article from Trees for a Change offers an extensive list of sympathy message ideas and condolence quotes to help you express yourself after a loss of a friend or loved one.

Talking to Your Child About the Loss of a Loved OneTop Rated
A series of articles written for family and parents trying to understand how to best talk to their children about the loss or death of someone close to them. The articles explain how children should be approached about death, whether they should attend the funeral, and how you should approach the topic when talking to them based upon their age and individual needs.

Tips for Better Managing Your Stress
There has to be a better way. Stewing around in life, upset because things did not turn out the way they were supposed to is not the best way to deal with your life. You deserve better. Do you want to learn how to manage your stress better? You do? Click on this article, and find out how.

Trauma Grief & Recovery
An article entitled, “Terrorism: September 11, 2001 Trauma Grief and Recovery,” written by Kathleen Nader, D.S.W.

What to Write in a Sympathy Card
If you aren’t sure what to say in a sympathy card then this guide is perfect for you. It covers what to write, the etiquette, what not to say, as well as example messages, quotes, poems and more.

WidowNetTop Rated
Thank you for visiting WidowNet, an information and self-help resource for, and by, widows and widowers. Topics covered include grief, bereavement, recovery, and other information helpful to people, of all ages, religious backgrounds and sexual orientations, who have suffered the death of a spouse or life partner.

Resources for Telemedicine

Telemedicine Resources:

I am honor to partner with the telemedicine industry to help people navigate this new development in therapy. As you know, it can be an affordable, private and convenient way to speak with a counselor, yet instruction on “how to use” online therapy is suggested.

Here are how the different companies compare to each other:

It’s most likely no surprise to you, but BetterHelp finished as our first choice for consumers. And, in a round-about way, our research commends our practice decision to work with them!

Would love to share this research with as many as possible!

Brought to you by Shannon with Consumers Advocate — we do our best to take complicated subjects and make them understandable.


Resources for Mental Health Resources

The following links are listed to provide you with additional online mental health care information. Please also check the additional links provided for physical health for a more comprehensive understanding of your over-all well-being. The following is not meant to be a comprehensive list, nor is it an endorsement of the content of the sites.

Associations & Institutes

Suicide Awareness and Hotlines


Anxiety Disorders

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Addiction and Recovery

Eating Disorders

Personality Disorders

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Child Abuse and Domestic Violence

Developmental Disorders



  • provides up-to-date information about prescription and over-the-counter medications, including details about associated side effects.
  • is a comprehensive database with information and news alerts about potentially dangerous drugs currently on the market or previously available worldwide.



Finances Resources

FinancialAssistanceForSingleMothers. This website helps financially struggling single mothers with finding grants and government assistance programs. This service is free of cost.

Financial Aid and Scholarships- Outreach New York CASAC Training

Financial Aid and Scholarships – Outreach New York (


(AAPI) Asian American  Pacific Islander  Resources

Community Resources (

Mental Health Clinic — The Bridge New York (

Home | Chinese-American Sunshine House (

NYC Well – Talk. Text. Chat. 24/7 (

Hamilton-Madison House Behavioral Health Services


Asian American Federation

Asian American Feminist Collective (NYC)

Asian Americans for Equality NYC

CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities

Chinatown Art Brigade

Chinatown Block Watch
Email to volunteer

Chinese-American Planning Council

Heart of Dinner

I Still Believe Posters for Protests and Rallies
* Designed by Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya

Main Street Patrol Volunteer Application

Ma-Yi Theater Company

Mekong NYC

Protect Chinatown

Red Canary Song

SafeWalks NYC

Welcome to Chinatown
+ Read the Welcome to Chinatown small business directory
Download their protest posters


Wing On Wo & Co


API Women Lead

Asian Americans Advancing Justice

Asian American Arts Alliance

Asian American Collective

Asian American Feminist Collective

Asian Americans for Equality

Asian American Journalists Association

Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund

The Asian American Performers Action Coalition

Asian American Writers’ Workshop

Asian Mental Health Collective

Asian, Pacific Islander, and South Asian American (APISAA) Therapist Directory

Black and Asian Feminist Solidarities
+ Check out their reading list

The Center for Asian Pacific American Women

Final Bow for Yellowface

National Asian American Theatre Company

The Peahce Project

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum


On the rise of violence against Asians in New York, as reported by the Asian American Bar Association of New York

The Stop AAPI Hate 2020-2021 National Report

Political Solidarity Is a Solution to Attacks Against Asian Americans,” by Julie Ae Kim

A hate crimes task force and pro bono legal resource guide, by National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Resources to Stand in Solidarity with Asian Americans, by the South Asian Queer + Trans Collective

Final Bow to Yellowface,” by Phil Chan

A reading list of Asian history, solidarity and feminism, curated by Mimi Zhu

Asian American and Pacific Islander-owned bookstores to support, by


Bystander Intervention Training, via Hollaback! and Asian Americans Advancing Justice


Stand Against Hatred, via Asian Americans Advancing Justice

Stop AAPI Hate

Black Lives Matter Resources

Charities and funds

Petitions to sign

Books, articles and resources to read

Ways to help (via Black Lives Matter)

Twitter Thread: UK based charities, organisations and platforms whose work aims to eradicate racial injustice (Via Black Ballad)

IG: How can I help from the UK? (via Das Penman)

IG: 10 steps to non-optical allyship (via Mireille Charper)

IG: Transform Allyship into Action: A Toolkit for Non-Black People (via Social Justice in Medicine Coalition at USC)

IG: 10 Black Community Groups You Can Support (via GUAP)

Twitter Thread: Advice for companies from Sheree Atcheson, Monzo’s Head of Diversity and Inclusion (Via Sheree Atcheson)

Twitter Thread: What To Do If You Can’t Donate Right Now (via @traderjosephina)

Anti-racism resources for white people (via Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alyssa Klein)

75 things white people can do for racial injustice (via Medium)

Farewell to America by Gary Younge (via The Guardian)

Destructive Power of Despair by Charles M. Blow (via The New York Times)

100 Black creatives inspiring change (via The Dots)

The White Space, a paper by Elijah Anderson (read here)

An Essential Anti-Racist Reading List (Via Vogue)

An Anti-Racist Reading List (Via New York Times)

The Case for Reparations (via The Atlantic)

A guide to allowing BIPOC creatives to tell their stories unapologetically (via Been by noyekim)


Why I’m No longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge⁣⁣⁣

I’m Still Here by Austin Channing Brown

Natives by Akala

Dark Days by James Baldwin

Diversify by June Sarpong

How To Be Antiracist by Ibran X. Kendi

Don’t Touch My Hair by Emma Tabiri

White Supremacy and Me by Layla F. Saad

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

Freedom Is A Constant Struggle by Angela Davis

They Can’t Kill Us All by Wesley Lowery

Your Silence Will Not Protect You by Audre Lord

White Girls by Hilton Als

Brit-ish by Afuah Hirsh

Black and British: A Forgotten History by David Olusoga

The Good Immigrant, edited by Nikesh Shukla

Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe

Black Boy, Richard Wright

Hood Feminism, Mikki Kendall

Liberation Will Come From a Black Thing, James Forman

Watch and listen

Angela Davis on intersectional anti-racism (via Roshni Goyate)

The Colour of Feardirected by Lee Mun Wah (1994)

1619 by The New York Times

Code Switch by NPR

About Race podcast by Reni Eddo-Lodge

The Breakdown with Shaun King

Guides and tools

How to protest safely during a pandemic (via VICE)

Five points to consider before going to a Black Lives Matter protest in London or the UK (via @VARAIDZO)

Know your rights (via @initialola on Twitter)

Tool for quickly scrubbing metadata from images and selectively blurring faces and identifiable features (via @everestpipkin Twitter)

Free flyer printing (via The Photocopy Club also here)

IG: Virtual Protesting 101 (via Manassaline Coleman)

The Photographer’s Guide to Inclusive Photography (via Photoshelter and Authority Collective)

Resources for Photographers and Beyond on Anti-Racism (via Authority Collective)

People and organizations to follow

Training and Opportunities

Mentoring, training and film education to support Black people into film (Via Bounce Cinema)

The Other Box: Know Your Bias Courses

Fearless Futures, providing training programs that challenge root causes of inequities among leaders for transformative change

Creative Mentor Network: D & I trainingmentor trainingmentoring for young people

YSYS: Training and opportunities for diverse people in the startup and tech sectors

Written by Creative Lives in Progress

Veterans Resources

Veteran Resources


NVF Lifeline for Vets – 1-888-777-4443
VA Suicide Hotline – 1-800-273-8255
National Suicide Hotline – 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Stop Soldier Suicide – 1-.800-273-8255 #1

Housing and Homelessness

VASH Program – The HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program combines Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) rental assistance for homeless Veterans with case management and clinical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  VA provides these services for participating Veterans at VA medical centers (VAMCs) and community-based outreach clinics.

SSVF – Under the SSVF program, VA awards grants to private non-profit organizations and consumer cooperatives who can provide supportive services to very low-income Veteran families living in or transitioning to permanent housing. Grantees provide eligible Veteran families with outreach, case management, and assistance in obtaining VA and other benefits, which may include: ŸHealth care services Ÿ- Daily living services -Ÿ Personal financial planning services Ÿ- Transportation services Ÿ- Fiduciary and payee services Ÿ- Legal services -Ÿ Child care services -Ÿ Housing counseling services. In addition, grantees may also provide time-limited payments to third parties (e.g., landlords, utility companies, moving companies, and licensed child care providers) if these payments help Veteran families stay in or acquire permanent housing on a sustainable basis.   List of SSVF Providers by State (Excel Doc)

Homeless Veteran Stand Downs – Stand Downs are typically one- to three-day events providing supplies and services such as food, shelter, clothing, health screenings and VA Social Security benefits counseling to homeless Veterans. Veterans can also receive referrals to other assistance such as health care, housing solutions, employment, substance use treatment and mental health counseling. Stand Downs are collaborative events, coordinated between local VA Medical Centers, other government agencies and community-based homeless service providers.

PATH (California) – PATH (People Assisting the Homeless) provides the support homeless Veterans need to successfully transition from living on the street to thriving in homes of their own. High quality supportive services are critical to ensuring the people we serve are able to not only move into permanent homes, but stay in those homes long-term.

National Coalition for Homeless Veterans – The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV) is the resource and technical assistance center for a national network of community-based service providers and local, state and federal agencies that provide emergency and supportive housing, food, health services, job training and placement assistance, legal aid and case management support for hundreds of thousands of homeless Veterans each year.


VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Home – Veterans may receive vocational rehabilitation and employment services to help with job training, employment, resume development, and job seeking skills coaching. Other services may be provided to assist Veterans in starting their own businesses or independent living services for those who are severely disabled and unable to work in traditional employment.

VA Employment Programs for Homeless Veterans – VA’s Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) Program is a national vocational program comprised of three unique programs which assist homeless Veterans in returning to competitive employment: Sheltered Workshop, Transitional Work, and Supported Employment. Veterans in CWT are paid at least the federal or state minimum wage, whichever is higher.

American Job Centers –  America’s Service Locator connects individuals to employment and training opportunities available at local American Job Centers. The website provides contact information for a range of local work-related services, including unemployment benefits, career development, and educational opportunities.

National Veterans Foundation Job Board – A listing of jobs across the country at companies interesting in hiring Veterans

Work for Warriors (Guard and Reserve) – Job Postings & Unit Vacancies. The California Military Department is a diverse, community-based organization comprised of four pillars: the California Army National Guard, the California Air National Guard, the California State Military Reserve and the California Youth and Community Programs.

Small Business (SBA Veteran & Disabled Veterans) – If you are a Veteran or service-disabled Veteran, SBA has resources to help you start and grow your small business.


Find A VA Hospital or Clinic

Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health – Valor Program –  The program provides specialty services to our Veterans through the Veterans and Loved Ones Recovery (VALOR) program.

VA Care Providers Program – For Caregivers of Veterans. “VA values your commitment as a partner in our pledge to care for those who have “borne the battle,” and we have several support and service options designed with you in mind. The programs are available both in and out of your home to help you care for the Veteran you love and for yourself.”


SAMHSA – The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities. SAMHSA leads efforts to ensure that American servicemen and women and their families can access behavioral health treatment and services.  For Addiction Support 24/7 Call SAMHSA: 800-662-4357 (HELP).

AddictionResource – Veterans and Substance Abuse: The Many Sides of the Problem – Addiction Resource was founded in 2014 to provide a community for those recovering from addiction and to help patients find the highest quality care for a successful recovery. Their goal is to provide resources to help patients and their loved ones so that they may stay on the road to recovery, and can successfully overcome addiction for life.

Social Support

QL+ Quality of Life+ — Greater independence for injured and ill veterans and first responders to overcome daily challenges and get back to the activities they love.  Program Overview and Flyer

The Mission Continues – “The Mission Continues empowers Veterans facing the challenge of adjusting to life at home to find new missions. We redeploy Veterans in their communities, so that their shared legacy will be one of action and service. Through the Mission Continues, Veterans serve their country in new ways by engaging in our innovative and action-oriented programs. The first, The Mission Continues’ Fellowship, harnesses Veterans’ strengths, skills, and their compassion and empowers them to volunteer with non-profit organizations in their community on a daily basis. The second, The Mission Continues’ Service Platoons, brings teams of Veterans who are working together with partners at the local level to build stronger communities and tackle pressing issues.”

Team Red, White, and Blue – “Team RWB’s mission is to enrich the lives of America’s Veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.”

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) – “Founded in 2004 by an Iraq Veteran at a time when there were little to no resources available for post-9/11 vets, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) has quickly become the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization representing new Veterans and their families. Now, with nearly 300,000 Veterans and civilian supporters nationwide, IAVA is the only 21st Century Veterans’ service organization (VSO) dedicated to standing with the 2.8 million Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan from their first day home through the rest of their lives.”

Make the Connection – an online resource designed to connect Veterans, their family members and friends, and other supporters with information, resources, and solutions to issues affecting their lives.

Team Rubicon – “Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military Veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams.”

Student Veterans of America – Mission:  “To provide military Veterans with the resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and following graduation.”

American Legions – “Focusing on service to Veterans, servicemembers and communities, The American Legion currently has about 2.4 million members in 14,000 posts worldwide.”

VFW – Veterans of Foreign Wars USA – Mission: “To foster camaraderie among United States Veterans of overseas conflicts. To serve our Veterans, the military, and our communities. To advocate on behalf of all Veterans.”

Feed Our Vets – Since 2008, Feed Our Vets has provided free food assistance to more than 20,000 Veterans and their family members, distributing 445,000 lbs. of food. Feed Our Vets mission is to help Veterans in the United States, their spouses and children, whose circumstances have left them on the battlefield of hunger,

Next Step Service Dogs – Mission: “to empower positive change for Veterans with invisible disabilities such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) through the use of expertly-trained service dogs.”

Veterans Moving Forward – They provide service dogs to Veterans with physical and behavioral health concerns.

Veterans Legal Institute –  “Veterans Legal Institute (VLI) seeks to provide pro bono legal assistance to homeless and low income current and former service members so as to eradicate barriers to housing, education, employment and healthcare and foster self-sufficiency.”

National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) –  “The NVLSP is a nonprofit organization that has worked since 1980 to ensure that the government delivers to our nation’s 25 million Veterans and active duty personnel the benefits to which they are entitled because of disabilities resulting from their military service to our country.”


Recycled Rides™ – a military/Veteran support program designed to help ease the transportation burden for current military and veterans.  They provide refurbished vehicles to deserving recipients.  Their technicians restore these vehicles to proper driving condition.

If you have a specific question or situation not addressed by the above resources please call the Lifeline for Vets at 888-777-4443.

Volunteer Opportunities in NY Resources

Volunteer Opportunities in NY

The Academy for Public Health Services

The Christian Crusades Church of NYC

NYC Services

Home – NYC Service

Volunteer Match

VolunteerMatch – Where Volunteering Begins

New York Chinese School (Principal Jennifer Wang)

紐約華僑學校 | New York Chinese School (


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