Walter Johnson High School

School Counseling Resources

During this period of remote learning, the Montgomery County Public School System is committed to continuing to provide support to our students and families.

*Check back often as the website is being continuously updated with new information and resources*

Signs of Suicide Program Family RESOURCES

Parent-Guardian ACT Handout 2020


NB Draft Flyer (1).pdf

Talking about Race and Racism

ADL: Fighting Hate for Good: Race Talk: Engaging Young People in Conversations About Race and Racism

Center for Racial Justice in Education: Resources for Talking about Race, Racism and Radicalized Violence with Kids

CNN: How to Talk to Your Children about Protests and Racism

Future of Learning: Race Conversations in the Classroom

Medium--Lion's Story: Talking to Children After Racial Incidents

National Geographic: Talking to Kids About Race

National Museum of African American History & Culture: Talking About Race

National Network of State Teachers of the Year: Discussion Guide: Courageous Conversations About Race in the Classroom

NEA Ed Justice: Talking About Race

NAEYC: Becoming Upended: Teaching and Learning about Race and Racism with Young Children and Their Families

Race Forward: 10 Ways to Start a Conversation About Race

Teaching Tolerance: Discussing Race, Racism and Other Difficult Topics with Students

Teaching Tolderance: Facilitating Critical Conversations with Students

Standards and Guidelines

ASCD: Anti-racism resources

ASCD: How to Be an Antiracist Educator

NEA EdJustice: Curated resources for building awareness and advancing social justice

NASP: Understanding Race and Privilege

NEA EdJustice: Confronting White Nationalism at School Toolkit

NEA EdJustice: Racial Justice in Education

Teaching Tolerance: Responding to Hate and Violence at School

Teaching Tolerance: Social Justice Standards

Teaching Tolerance: Strategies for Reducing Racial and Ethnic Prejudice: Essential Principles

Trauma and Mental Health

APA Stress in America Report: High Stress Related to Coronavirus is the New Normal for Many Parents

Chalkbeat: How Community Trauma Can Hurt Student Learning

Congressional Black Caucus Emergency Taskforce on Black Youth Suicide and Mental Health: Ring the Alarm: The Crisis of Black Youth Suicide in America

Teaching Tolerance: Affirming Black Lives without Inducing Trauma

The Lancet: Police killings and their spillover effects on the mental health of black Americans: a population-based, quasi-experimental study

Podcasts and Blogs

Podcast: Pod Save the People--Activism, Social Justice, Culture and Politics

MESA Blog: “Please, I Can’t Breathe”: Watch How the Minneapolis Counseling Director is Supporting Students After George Floyd’s Murder

Podcast: The Leading Equity Podcast

Reading List

Anti-Racism Reading List from Ibram X. Kendi (author of “How to Be an Antiracist”)

31 Children’s Books to Support Conversations on Race, Racism and Resistance

MCPS is committed to providing families with activities and materials to support learning during the closure. Learning activities and materials are available online through the myMCPS Classroom as well as print materials for your child to access during our school closure.

The most up-to-date information from Montgomery County Public Schools concerning the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is maintained on the linked website.