Fixing the Cracks

Fixing the Cracks

INTERVENTION TYPE

Quality Relationships Resiliency & Self-Efficacy

WHO’S IT FOR?

Youth and their adult allies, in partnership

PROJECT GOALS

Fixing the Cracks is a toolkit for youth and their adult allies that helps them resolve and move beyond conflicts that might otherwise be pushed under the rug.

Fixing the Cracks began as the ‘Youth-Led Allyship Project’ at our 2019 Convening. The project came from shared interest between youth and adult allies that some of the practices being used to support youth didn’t engage them in what they wanted from their care providers. 

Over the course of the next two years, the members of the committee lived this reality and had to challenge expectations time and time again. Eventually, what evolved from years of work was a print-on-demand book that can be used by youth and their allies to reflect on how they engage with each other and how they can do better. In addition to an outline of steps to follow, the book includes journaling prompts and resources to support youth and their allies. 

 

From the introduction of the book:

“No relationship is without its challenges. While we always try to be our best selves, everyone makes mistakes sometimes. This toolkit isn’t about blaming who made the mistake or drawing out the pain of a damaged relationship; instead, it’s about taking steps to slowly fix these relationships so everyone feels safe and supported. We hope this guide will help you to dive deeper into what happened, why it happened, and take steps to strengthen your relationship moving forward.”

 

FIXING THE CRACKS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN AUGUST 2022!