Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Over the next few days I will be sharing my experiences with high school students that I work with. Two classes are studying abuse in relation to being teachers and reporting abuse. One class is a fashion class and I will discuss what I call the slimy underbelly of the fashion world. I am praying that I stay in tune with the students needs. This time I told the counselors that I will be having this discussion. In years past, one or two students end up at the counselors office realizing that they are experiencing one or more forms of abuse. Recognizing the behavior of the other person is abusive is the first step to getting out of it. Some people are willing to change when you set boundaries and tell them they need to treat you better. Other people, not so much. I feel my job is to bring awareness and give them access to tools to help cope with prickly people. It is going to be a long 3 days. One class each day, fashion, early childhood education, and education professions. I want them to walk away feeling like abuse is not the end of the world. There is an amazing world waiting to welcome those that break the chains of abuse. Sometimes walking away from what you think you want is the best thing you can do to create a healthy way of living.