Peacemaking in Troubled Times: Worry Dolls

What can teens teach us about peacemaking in troubled times?

Last month, the lunch-bunch girls made dolls. The idea was for teens to tell their worries to the dolls. The dolls will carry the burden of their worries for them.

What can you do to lighten the worries of the world in your own life?

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Girls’ Creativity and Empowerment

The girls’ group prepare items to sell at the co-op, with all profits going to girls’ empowerment programs in the community. Riding the wave of innovation, the girls dressed up their lunch. Better than sriracha?

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Lo’i Fields: What are they?

A place to practice aloha ‘aina (care for the land)?

A place of healing?

A place for farming?

Cannot be expressed in words?


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Peacemaking in Chaotic Times

Teens’ and teachers’ strategies for managing stress: 1) host a yoga day at school; 2) give thanks to others.

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What can teens teach us about peace?

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?


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Combating Constructions of Teen Violence: Civil Beat Article

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.


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What is depression?

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?


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What can you do about depression and anxiety?

When asked about what they do to feel better, students said:  2017-01-25-12-00-52

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?


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Aloha UCLA

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.


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