If you are a teacher, a counselor, a special education assistant or involved in any way with teens who have special needs related to a psychiatric diagnoses, or any condition which has a ” tag ” attached to it. Any group of teens who have been put on a certain group due to their limitations.
Don’t Label My Kid! has been in existence around five years. The goal has always been to educate, train and follow up with families on their needs, starting with mental health, behavioral health, and addictions. It has evolved into an outright initiative to wherever and whenever we could. Now we would like to give the teens a chance to officially speak their minds about how being constantly identified by their label, tag or weak areas has affected their daily lives both in and out of school.
We are calling on leaders , advocates, guidance counselors, teachers, or anyone working with this population. What we are doing is offering groups of teens, whether a classroom, or a group home, a hospital and all other venues a chance to have your voice heard right here on your own post on Don’t Label My Kid! .
We want the world t know what it’s like from your perspective. An adult must coordinate the effort and it would be a great class project! Take part in the initiative against labeling.
Eventually we want a permanent column weekly where your class would submit an article for approval to our staff, and have it published for thousands of people to see!
Details will come after we know who wants to take part in this on going effort to give kids a voice.
For more info the teacher or leader needs to email email@example.com with your contact info! Down the road there may be opportunities for being a guest on a podcast and much more.
Let’s hear from y’all soon!