Community Subgroup of the Antiracism Workgroup

Subgroup Co-leaders:

Eli Getzoff

Siddika Mulchan

Caitlin Shneider

Mission and Objectives:

The mission of the Community Subgroup is to create lasting impactful changes within the Society of Pediatric Psychology (SPP) while providing pediatric antiracism education, training, and partnerships to our communities at large.

Objectives are to promote: 1) Outreach to various communities and organizations, 2) Education/training through webinars led by community organizations, 3) Antiracism efforts within the pediatric psychology community, 4) Advocacy and policy change through papers and funding opportunities.

Current Projects:

Antiracism Advocacy Webinar:
This three-night webinar is a collaboration with the American Psychology Association’s Advocacy Department focused on developing advocacy skills to promote antiracism efforts. Please see below for the agenda. Webinars will be recorded and available for later viewing.

Fact Sheets:
This project focuses on the development, dissemination, and implementation of fact sheets on social determinants of health for health care providers with the goal of extending fact sheets to schools, law enforcement, and other community groups.

Program Development Project:
This project aims to create a toolkit for community-based partners that includes training on microaggressions, active listening skills, and implicit bias.

Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Antiracism Efforts:
This project will be a partnership with the SPP AAPI Affinity Group and intends to highlight voices from AAPI community to increase awareness of AAPI experiences and compile resources to address AAPI antiracism to be disseminated within the SPP.

Get Involved!

Please email Eli Getzoff for information on joining the Community Subgroup. We meet every second Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm ET. We look forward to hearing from you!