We recently had the pleasure of having Dr. Shawn Ginwright, author of the book “The Four Pivots: Reimagining Justice, Reimagining Ourselves”, come and speak to our staff about healing-centered engagement. According to Ginwright in “The Future of Healing: Shifting From Trauma Informed Care to Healing Centered Engagement”, “A healing-centered approach views trauma not simply as …

Photo caption: “Students in discussion at The Young Women’s Leadership School” Lifting others up and helping them find grounding, wellness, and the power of their voice is at the foundation of what we do at Girls Leadership. When girls experience their own power, amazing things happen. Last year eleventh graders at The Young Women’s Leadership …

Leadership Spotlight: Krystal Folk Krystal Folk, LMSW, is a Director of Social Work for KIPP Freedom Middle School in New York. Krystal reconnected with Columbia School of Social Work (CSSW) and works part-time as a Live Support Specialist for the school’s online Master of Social Work program. She has represented the CSSW’s online campus at …

We’re back! After taking our first-ever summer wellness break for three weeks, we are back this week, and finding that work groove again. You know it was a real break when you forget what computer programs you use to do your job. We took that kind of break. This three-week hiatus was inspired by the …

The wellness needs of students, especially girls (anxiety and depression in teen girls is twice the rate of boys), have evolved and intensified during the pandemic so it’s more crucial than ever for all of us adults working and supporting girls and gender expansive youth to nurture warm and authentic relationships with them, and build …