"Jacked Up sensitively captures the complex of forces that bear down on a youth population we know very little about, helping us to understand the violence enacted
upon them and by them, the turbulence and entanglements of Hawaii’s colonial past, racial and gender injustice, the penalty of poverty and the fallout from youth incarceration. A thoughtful ethnography."—Amy L. Best, Author Prom Night: Youth, Schools and Popular Culture and Fast Cars, Cool Rides: The Accelerating World of Youth and Their Cars
"This remarkable book demonstrates the incredible spirit of resilience that young people generate as they encounter poverty, racism, violence, and institutional failure and neglect. Irwin and Umemoto insightfully demonstrate the processes and programs that work in changing the punitive treatment that marginalized youths receive. This riveting ethnography provides readers with a rare look at the experiences of young women within the juvenile justice system."—Victor Rios, Author Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys
A place to practice aloha ‘aina (care for the land)?
A place of healing?
A place for farming?
Cannot be expressed in words?
Teens’ and teachers’ strategies for managing stress: 1) host a yoga day at school; 2) give thanks to others.
Make a happy space on your wall. 1) Log your own stress level 0-10. 2) Draw a picture of the most beautiful place you know. How is your stress now?
Contribute to the discussion about youth violence, non-punitive approaches to teen violence, and media representations by making a comment on Hawai’i’s Civil Beat.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 11% of young people experience depression before turning 18.
This is what lunch bunch teens had to say about depression.
Are anxiety and depression related? Are students more likely to say that they are stressed or anxious than depressed?
When asked about what they do to feel better, students said:
What do the students in your life do when they are anxious and stressed? How important is it to let young people talk about negative feelings?
Mahalo to PISA and all the departments, programs, and people who sponsored our time at UCLA. Many mahalos to Keith Camacho and Letonu Tenari for all of their hard work planning the many events. Keep up the wonderful work that you are doing.
11:00-1pm: INTS Room 1128