Do you Know What Hip-Hop Says to Your Child? To You?

Do you really know what Hip-Hop music is telling you and your youngster? Not all hip hop music is bad or bad for you or your child. As a matter of fact, even if you think most of it is noise filled with vulgarity and explicit lyrics and imagery, there is a deep message within each song. […]

Through The Eyes Of A Black Hip-Hop Artist

Changes “Come on come onI see no changes wake up in the morning and I ask myselfIs life worth living should I blast myself?I’m tired of bein’ poor and even worse I’m blackMy stomach hurts so I’m lookin’ for a purse to snatchCops give a damn about a negroPull the trigger kill a nigga he’s […]

For Youth Who’ve Experienced “Complex Trauma”[Part 3-Healthy Coping Strategies]

Trauma reminders or “triggers” can set off false alarms in the brain and body. For people who have experienced Complex Trauma, it can feel as if their problems are too big to manage, that they are all alone, that no one cares, or that nothing will help. When this happens, their false alarm can feel […]

For Youth Who’ve Experienced “Complex Trauma”[Part 2-Coping]

There are many ways to cope with stressful experiences and many things people can do to relieve stress, decrease tension and anxiety, and make their bodies feel calm and in control. Sometimes people intentionally use strategies to help them cope.   They practice specific skills, actively work to relieve or reduce their stress, and shift […]