"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
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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. … Continue reading
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?
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. http://www.civilbeat.org/2017/02/combatting-cultures-of-youth-violence/
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 … Continue reading
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?
11:00-1pm: INTS Room 1128
UCLA Talk, January 30th