STILL I RISE : Self-care In the face of Racism

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Self-care In the mist of Racism PART 1 EDUCATORS

Black and Brown children start to experience racism at a very young age. Racism has far reaching consequences on their cognitive, emotional and relational development.

Parents, educators and children’s services can be at a loss as to know how to support children when they experience racism. Often reproducing the same ‘conspiracy of silence’; leaving children to manage the psychological costs e.g confusion, shame, anxiety and distress on their own. Resulting in internalising feelings of ‘otherness’, inferiority and ‘difference’.

There are various reasons why we struggle with naming and addressing racism in childhood, but, If we are serious about tackling institutional racism within schools and children services proffessionals must understand how to support and protect the well-being and welfare of children of colour in relation to race-based challenges.


STILL i RISE is an evidenced-based programme designed to support the well-being of children of colour around issues of racism. It consists of 3 PARTS. Each part is targeted at one key stakeholder group; PART 1 at Educators, PART 2 at Parents and Carers and, PART 3 at children. Each part targets a specific audience but complement and reinforce messages contained within the entirety of the programme.

By the end of PART 1, learners will have acquired;

  • Strategies to address blockers to tackling racism, including psychological and structural barriers
  • An understanding of the different types of racism that children of colour are exposed to
  • A firm grasp of the impact of racism on children’s development
  • An awareness of the signs and manifestations of racial trauma/race-based stress in children
  • Increased confidence in supporting children who disclose experiences of racism and in managing race-based incidents
  • The ability to apply anti-racist principles within children’s services and schools.


The course comprises reading material, guided study, relevant videos and references. Learners have the opportunity to join an online forum to connect with other learners taking the course. The forum will remain open for 14 days after the course begins. PowerPoint presentations summarising the course will also be made available upon completion of the course.

Learners will have 3 months to complete the course. PART 1 of STILL i RISE is for those working with children. Teachers primarily but also, helping professionals, medical staff, managers and others with an interest in psychology, mental health, social justice, anti-racism and children’s development.

About two months after enrolment, you will be invited to a webinar where you will meet and connect with fellow students also taking the course. This is a fantastic opportunity to network, reflect on your experience and share actions you may have taken as a result of the course.


The online course is priced at £399 for non-members and £199 for Race Reflections’ members. Early bird discounts will be offered. The course will be available from September.


To celebrate the re-launch of Race Reflections, you can enrol on Still i Rise part 1 for £250 (and £150 for Race Reflections members. Please get in touch to get your code).

On October 1st 2020, when course access opens, price will revert to £399 and (£199 for members).

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Additional options for group coaching, consultation and other training may be incorporated at additional costs. This course may be delivered face to face over 1 or 2 days.