healing

February 18, 2019
In this paper, we offer a conceptual mapping of healing centered organizing and argue three key ideas. First, we argue that healing centered organizing is a response to decades of toxic and harmful policies that disproportionately impact low-income youth of color. Second, we offer principles of healing centered organizing and illustrate key practices across organizations in California. Research suggests that civic engagement activities like youth and community organizing contribute not only to improved academic outcomes, but also to greater social capital and higher levels of well-being for...
April 12, 2018
Pedagogies of healing and critical media literacy are important, especially in the wake of racial violence when mainstream media work to stigmatize, characterize, and marginalize Black youth by projecting them as dangerous Others. In this article, we offer an overview of how mainstream media reinscribe and reinforce white supremacy, which leads to anti-blackness. Next, we discuss the impact that uncritical consumption of mainstream media narratives of Black people has on media consumers and how Black youth use social media as counterspaces. We then theorize about pedagogies of healing and...
November 28, 2016
This toolkit was published by Planned Parenthood Toronto. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS TOOLKIT: “We thought carefully about things we wished we had access to when we were struggling with our identities, or when we were struggling with the erasure, normativity, and violence in our everyday world… It is our hope that this deck finds its way to the hands of young queer and trans folks who might not otherwise have access to supportive communities.” The Affirmations Deck was created by a group of queer and trans youth involved with Planned Parenthood Toronto’s Filling in the Blanks:...
November 02, 2016
This toolkit was published by the Legacy of Hope Foundation. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS TOOLKIT:In 2009, the Legacy of Hope Foundation undertook the Bridging Our Communities Research Project. The fieldwork and gathering of data about promising healing practices and community-based initiatives took place in 2009. The analysis and assembly of the toolkit took place in 2010. The effort has been to profile outstanding examples of crisis intervention, healing, and decolonization, and to develop an extensive set of practical promising healing practices that can be implemented by ...
June 30, 2016
The goal of the research paper is to explore both the concept of cultural safety and its practical implications for policies and programs designed to improve the health of Aboriginal people and the wellness of Aboriginal communities. The paper demonstrates the concept of how cultural safety can shift from being a tool to deliver health care services to individuals to a new and wider role. The concept of cultural safety can have a significant impact on the way policy and services are developed at an institutional level in fields such as health, education, the courts, universities, and...
December 01, 2015
This video was produced by Boston Public Health Commission, Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center, The Kellogg Foundation and Intercultural Productions. HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO:Produced by Boston Public Health Commission, Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center, The Kellogg Foundation and Intercultural Productions. For the last two years, we have been humbled to bear witness to an incredible youth racial healing project in Boston's Jamaica Plain neighborhood. As an approach to improving community health, the Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center brought together 16 youth, half...
November 14, 2015
This toolkit was developed by the Just Healing Collective. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS TOOLKIT:This a brief guide for building a healing justice practice and spaces (organizing groups). It includes how to build a team, how to be "safer" and sustainable, find meeting spaces, and make spaces more accessible.   
September 30, 2015
This toolkit was developed by Claire V. Crooks, Debbie Chiodo, and Darren Thomas. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS TOOLKIT:The purpose of this toolkit is to provide front-line service providers, facilitators, educators, community partners and researchers a guide for making programs more appropriate and relevant for Aboriginal youth. This toolkit will be helpful to anyone who is striving to foster violence prevention, healing and empowerment for Aboriginal youth and communities.