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The Youth Advisory Committee’s Bill of Rights to Support the Mental Health of Girls and Gender-Expansive Youth of Color in Schools

by | May 19, 2022 | Announcements

The Youth Advisory Committee worked together over the 2021-2022 school year to create a Bill of Rights to Support the Mental Health of Girls and Gender-Expansive Youth of Color in Schools....

The Initiative kicks off its 10th anniversary with a powerful performance of “a love letter to Black girls”. View it here.

by | Feb 16, 2022 | Adultification Bias

Logan Green, 16, won the 2021 national speech and debate tournament (spoken word category) for her poem about adultification bias. In her words: “When I discovered ‘Girlhood Interrupted,’ I knew this...

Are “black girls less innocent”? Adultification explained

by | Jan 14, 2022 | Adultification Bias

Are “black girls less innocent”? Adultification explained by Khadija Mbowe

Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools is now open for registration

by | Jan 10, 2022 | Schools & Pushout

Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools is now open for registration. It’s the largest gathering of trauma-informed educators in the world and will be held both in-person in Houston, TX from February 20-22, 2022,...

Opportunity for Schools to Partner with Trauma-Informed Design Society on Grant-Funded Project

by | Jan 04, 2022 | Trauma & Mental Health

Now Seeking Schools to Partner with Trauma-informed Design Society on Grant-Funded Project! Learn more about the opportunity here.

Register for the School Mental Health Virtual Learning Series

by | Dec 19, 2021 | Uncategorized

Join the Danya Institute and the Mental Health Technology Transfer Center network for their School Mental Health Virtual Learning Series which runs from November 2021 – June 2022. Learn more about...

Young Women of Color Discuss Criminalization of Black Girls with Georgetown Law’s Kristin Henning

by | Nov 15, 2021 | Initiative

The Initiative on Gender Justice & Opportunity’s Youth Advisors led a rich discussion with Georgetown Law Professor Kristin Henning about her powerful new book, The Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes...

‘Reclaiming Girlhood’: Hattiesburg teen opens doors with win at national spoken-word event

by | Oct 11, 2021 | Adultification Bias

Now a junior, Green said she wrote “Reclaiming Girlhood” to draw attention to the “adultification” of Black girls — the treatment of young girls as if they are older. The piece...