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Fraser Echoes and Supports the Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health Statement on the Insurrection at the United States Capitol

Fraser Echoes and Supports the Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health Statement on the Insurrection at the United States Capitol

We denounce the violent attacks that took place Wednesday at the United States Capitol. Incited by the President’s dangerous words, the insurrectionists put many people in harm’s way in their attempt to destroy our democracy.

This statement is originally from the Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health. Fraser stands with MACMH's statement and denounce the violence that took place at the United States Capitol.

We denounce the violent attacks that took place Wednesday at the United States Capitol. Incited by the President’s dangerous words, the insurrectionists put many people in harm’s way in their attempt to destroy our democracy.
 
We recognize that you and your family may be experiencing stress and trauma as a result of these events and so many others. We know repeated, ongoing trauma has adverse effects on mental and physical health, and that infants, children and adolescents are struggling.
 
These resources are designed to support conversations with children and families around the traumatic events being reflected in the news and happening throughout our communities:

We also must call out the role that white supremacy played in Wednesday’s riot. The hateful, racist symbols displayed were distressing and traumatizing for many. We recognize that Black, Indigenous and People of Color have long felt the effects of this type of violence and racism.
 
When a mob of mostly white people is able to do so much with such little resistance, it highlights white privilege in action and underscores the need to dismantle our nation's history of racism and systems of oppression.
 
To support discussions with children on racism and ending white supremacy, we’ve compiled the following resources:
 


We hope you’re finding ways to care for yourself and we’ll continue to be here to support you and your family.