Girls face so many challenges and people are constantly telling them they can’t do things, they can’t be funny, they can’t run the companies. My advice is just not to focus on anyone telling you that you can’t do anything or the politics of your situation. Just think about your art, or that thing you want to do.
The women from last nights protests. Finger printed. Mugshots. And put in orange jumpsuits #Ferguson
Today, peaceful protesters in Ferguson sat in court after having been arrested last night. They were fingerprinted, had their mug shots taken and forced to wear orange jumpsuits for a noise ordinance (yes, you read that right. A. Noise. Ordinance), all while the man who shot and killed an unarmed teen is free. Think about that.
Free Online CBITS Training: CBITS (“see-bits”) is commonly implemented within Los Angeles schools to address high rates of trauma in the community. It is essentially TF-CBT, but adapted for a group/school setting. It often consists of 10 group, 3 individual (for trauma narrative/exposure work), and 2 parent sessions (there is also sometimes a teacher component). Mental health resources are often scarce, with many schools employing only one psychiatric social worker, so this program is designed to reach more youth than individual services would and has a class-wide screening tool that helps identify which kids could benefit from services. If you have TF-CBT training then the online CBITS course (mostly taught via videos) alone should be enough for therapists to create their own groups. The training is free and you can decide if you want to buy a hard copy of the training manual for $45.