The Power of Self-Affirmations

A Special Note from YMN: As Youth MOVE National continues it's a commitment to Black Lives Matter, providing resources in response to COVID, and being a leader on youth engagement, we have taken time to create a general flow of blogs for the coming months. Over the last couple of…

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Being Black in America

Written by Jasmine Boatwright Being black in America has never been easy. For years we have been subjected to public disrespect, violence, lack of opportunities, and disregard of our lives from those paid to support us. Breonna Taylor, Sandra Bland Tamir Rice Trayvon Martin George Floyd are only a handful…

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YMN Releases Black Youth Allyship Guide

Youth MOVE National is excited to share a new resource that we have created in response to our recent commitment to anti-racism. "Standing in Solidarity: A Guide for Becoming a Better Ally to Black Youth" aims to help youth peers and supportive adults find ways to create change in your…

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Questions to Ask When Screening Resources

As we continue to move through 2020, keeping a watchful eye on the world around us as it relates to COVID, anti-racism, an election year, and so many other events that are shaping our daily lives, we think it’s important to take a few moments to reflect on how we…

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Holding Space During Facilitation for Difficult Conversations

Written by Johanna Bergan Gifts You Can Offer to Youth Advocates Right Now I have always found a special need for space to sit in a group and let free flow discussion and processing happen. This is especially important, and a source of nourishment, in the midst of change-making. Our…

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Finding Allyship to Become More Anti-Racist: Resources

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Check out Part 1 of this blog on Finding Allyship to Become More Anti-Racist: Perspective. We've talked about the perspective of allyship with Black voices in systems and in culture. Now we want to share resources that we have found that can help create allyship with Black people and people…

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Finding Allyship to Become More Anti-Racist: Perspective

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If you have not read our statement on our commitment to creating a culture of anti-racism within our work through mental health and youth-serving systems, please take a look and join us in this space.  https://youthmovenational.org/standing-together-in-solidary-for-anti-racism/ Part 2 of "Finding Allyship to Become More Anti-Racist: Resources" Over the last week,…

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Standing Together in Solidary for Anti-Racism

As we reflect over the last week of the events of the world, amidst the already stressful pandemic that is happening, we have a responsibility to step up and use our voice to create change for youth and people of color. The uprising and protests occurring around our country are…

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What to Expect with Telehealth Therapy

Written By: Lydia Proulx You’ve made the decision to work on your mental health with a professional - Awesome! But, the world is strange out there now. What is starting therapy like, especially now that telehealth is the norm in many places?  What Can I Expect? If you’re someone who…

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Youth MOVE Top Podcast & YouTube Picks

We hope that our recent COVID19 blogs have been useful to you all. Right now, our focus is on connecting and sharing ways to work through this crisis by offering a wide variety of resources that may assist in some way. We thought we would do something a little different…

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