Optional Readings

Optional Readings/Additional Resources:


Taylor & Francis BLM Recommended readings (available through August):



Dr. Ruth Shim on Structural Racism: 



 “Stolen Breaths” from NEJM: 



"Systemic Racism Explained" from Act.tv: 



Sonya Renee Taylor (@sonyareneetaylor on Instagram; sonyareneetaylor.com). 



“Art That Confronts and Challenges Racism: Start Here” from NYT:



“Anti-racism in Medicine Collection” from AAMC:


Anderson Cooper CNN interview with Dr. Cornel West:


Transcript of interview: https://www.rev.com/blog/transcripts/dr-cornel-west-speech-transcript-in-anderson-cooper-interview



“Taking the First Step: Resources to Support Healing and Start Conversations about Racism” from Penn Medicine


“Strength-Based, Trauma-Sensitive, Resilience-Building Communication Strategies Rooted in Positive Youth Development” Excerpted from Reaching Teens, 2nd Edition 

Readings from Wednesday Curriculum 

"Leading with The Full Human in Mind" Exploring Stigma, Implicit and Explicit Bias

CVD Health from the Community Perspective

Health Literacy Tenets

Working From Home

Ken Ginsburg’s session recommendations: 

Center for Parent and Teen Communication 

Books on trauma:

  • Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain by Daniel Siegel

  • The Body Keeps The Score by Bessel Van Der Molk

  • Bruce Perry also has some stellar books and resources too!

  • The Age of Opportunity by Lawrence Steinberg

  • The Happiest Toddler on the Block

  • The Neuroscience of Human Relationships by Louis Cozolino

    • It’s a lot of neuroscience, but supported by narratives (a la Bruce Perry).

  • My Grandmother’s Hands by Resmaa Menakem

    • He is a clinical social worker and Somatic Experiencing practitioner who works with transgenerational trauma, particularly racialized trauma, in a very accessible and practical way

  • Bruce Perry also has some stellar books and resources too



Scott Charles, Temple MD 

  • Twitter: @TheScottCharles


Jeanmarie Perrone & Opioid Epidemic recommendations: