An Introduction to “Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack”

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White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack A Resource © 1989 Peggy McIntosh Introduction by Hax Baker Our goal this issue is to provide resources and activities to help you, your family, your students, and others increase awareness of privilege. Dr. Peggy McIntosh’s essay “Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack,” first published in Peace and Freedom Magazine, July/August,…

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IFGD’s International Day of the Girl Video Project!

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October 11th is International Day of the Girl, a UN-sponsored campaign that celebrates the lives of girls all over the world. 2017’s theme is #GirlsBelongHere, and is all about encouraging girls that they belong everywhere and can be whatever they want to be! As part of the social media campaign, the Institute recorded wishes for…

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Using Stories in the Discussion of Race

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USING STORIES IN THE DISCUSSION OF RACE Dr. Vicki Chiang Embracing all aspects of our identity is a great practice for kids and adults alike. It helps facilitate self-confidence, self-understanding, as well as compassion for difference and diversity.  Parents often ask about ways they can talk with their children about race – their own and…

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Race and Diversity For Parents: Doing Our Own Work

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For Parents: Doing Our Own Work By Dr. Melissa Johnson Founder & CEO Licensed Psychologist (PSY 13102) Here at the Institute, we have a saying about the importance of “doing our own work” – whether we are parents or professionals. As we consider ways to help children understand race and appreciate diversity, its vital for…

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Resources for Managing Stress Related to Hurricanes and Floods

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Our hearts go out to the friends and families affected by hurricane Harvey. Here at the Institute, we’ve assembled some resources for managing stress, emotions, and loss related to hurricanes and floods. By sharing these resources, we hope to help you find relief, whether it’s you or a loved one currently dealing with the aftermath…

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Gender Inclusion Statement for the Institute for Girls’ Development

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By Melissa J. Johnson, PH.D. Founder & CEO Licensed Psychologist (PSY 13102) As an organization dedicated to empowering girls, their families and their circles of community, we have been thinking deeply about our role in empowering gender non-conforming, non-binary and trans youth.  Coinciding with our own deep reflections, we find that parents, teens and young…

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What Every Parent Needs to Know About Drugs & Alcohol

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One of our clinical team members Vicki Chiang PSY.D.  Licensed Psychologist (PSY 21136) shares information for parents about drugs & alcohol in this video made by the Community Prevention Council of La Cañada Flintridge! Read more and find more resources at: http://www.lcfcpc.com/what-every-parent-should-know-about-drugs-and-alcohol/ Read more about the LCF Community Prevention Council: http://www.lcfcpc.com/about-us/

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What is Gender Identity Anyway?

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By: MARY SCHULTZ, MMFT Registered Intern (IMF 87459) Supervised by Monica Valdivia-Aguilar, MA, LMFT (MFT41352)   & REBECCA TURNER, M.S.   Registered Intern (94229) Supervised by Monica Valdivia Aguilar, M.A., MFC 41352 Mary and Rebecca facilitate Rainbow Grit at the Institute, our group for LGBTQ youth. It might be safe to assume you’re wearing clothes…

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