Sometimes People Discriminate Against Others: How to Talk to Kids About Racism

Prejudice, discrimination and racism confront too many children in the world today. Caring adults can apply the example in this book of a girl who experiences these behaviors to facilitate a constructive conversation with children they care about who may be worried about similar negative situations. Relevant quotations from a diverse group of wise individuals highlight choices children can make. More

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About Richard Wallace Klomp

Richard (Rick) Wallace Klomp is a seasoned Mental Health Professional who is committed to helping children deal with challenging and potentially-painful situations that can arise in their lives. As a board-certified, Licensed Professional Counselor, Rick has one Masters degree in Organizational Behavior and a second Masters degree in Community Counseling (which actually focused on helping individuals change.)

He is a proactive Behavioral Scientist who has worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) since 2001. He also is an Adult Educator & Organizational Development leader with government, health care, private practice, and consulting experience who adds value as a collaborative change agent. He has demonstrated proficiency at establishing rapport with diverse individuals and groups to facilitate development of relevant skills, knowledge & attitudes necessary to improve wellness, resilience & performance. Professionally he has leadership, listening, collaborating, teaching, culture change, team-building, coaching/counseling, training, conflict resolution and diversity management skills. He also has experience counseling adults who were molested as children and has completed specialized training in the use of Prolonged Exposure Therapy to treat PTSD.

His writing skills were honed when he received his Bachelors degree in Communications with an emphasis in Print Journalism. In his work with Smashwords, he integrates his passion for protecting children with his considerable experience in counseling and psychology to produce books that adults can use to facilitate productive conversations about tricky topics with children who are important to them.

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