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This article is the author’s final published version in Delaware Journal of Public Health, Volume 8, Issue 2, May 2022, Pages 40-45.

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Racism is a social determinant of health with dire consequences for the health, education, and mental health of students of color. Thus, there is an urgent need to develop and test evidence-based strategies to combat racism in schools. In response to this need, our team has developed a multi-tiered school-based intervention to build capacity for combatting racism in educators, students, and families. The "Actions Against Racism" intervention synthesizes three evidence-based practices: trauma-informed practices, social-emotional learning (SEL), and racial socialization. The multiple tiers of intervention aim to cultivate skills for combatting individual and structural racism in educators, families, and students across the school ecology. In this paper, we present the rationale for this intervention and provide an overview of the "Actions Against Racism" components.

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