One Jewish Boy shows how systemic trauma and hate impacts people throughout their lives. In a moment marked by rising hate against many marginalized communities, here are nine ways you can learn more, get involved, and support yourself, your loved ones, and the organizations rising to combat hate across the country. 

If you or a loved one are experiencing symptoms of trauma and need to talk to someone quickly, you can call the DC Department of Behavioral Health Access Help Line for immediate help and ongoing care at 1(888)7WE-HELP or 1-888-793-4357. 

Learn about the history of rising antisemitism in the US so as to help combat it. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL)’s Antisemitism Today Table Talk is a resource for families to use in discussion. Antisemitism Uncovered: A Guide to Old Myths in a New Era dives deeper into the history and context behind antisemitic movements.

Learn your rights. The NAACP has shared a resource guide on all things voting rights, suggestions on law enforcement interaction, in depth dives into the US legal system, and more.

Learn about the variety of counseling and therapeutic practices available to help those who’ve experienced trauma. From Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) – focusing on changing thoughts and patterns of behavior, to Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) – helping change the way we tell our story about our experiences – the American Psychological Association (APA) details some of the many options available.

If you witness or are a victim of an incident of hate, report it. Call 911 if an incident is happening in real time or leave a voicemail at the DC MPD Hate Crimes Voicemail at (202) 727-0500, which allows individuals in the District to provide information regarding hate crimes anonymously.

Seek care when you or a loved one is in need. The Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA) is a great place to start when looking for mental health support, with therapy, workshops, and more.

Join an organization dedicated to combating hate in one of its forms. From the ADL’s work combating antisemitism and the NAACP’s anti-racist efforts, to the DC-Anti Violence Project protecting LGBTQ+ individuals and Stop AAPI Hate’s fighting against racial injustice targeting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, volunteering your time or resources can make an impact.

The Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice is a grassroots advocacy and policymaking campaign for individuals and organizations committed to healing and resilience. Through trauma-informed and anti-racist practices, the CTIPP advocates for public health policy in DC and throughout the country.

The TRUE Center provides intervention and prevention services to DC children and families who have experienced various forms of trauma, as well as offers education and training to local professionals and community members.

Many of the organizations you can get involved with to combat hate also accept donations, including the ADL, NAACPDC-Anti Violence Project, and Stop AAPI Hate.