What Helps & What Harms Students’ Crises Recovery?
Young Adult Reflective Listening Sessions
According to students, what helps and what harms recovery and renewal in the context of a school crisis?
Student voice is a foundational and often missing element in crisis recovery work. As school leaders, it is imperative to listen and learn from and with young people to gain a deeper understanding of how adults and systems can create the cultures and conditions that center recovery & renewal. The work doesn’t just stop at response.
As such, SCRR partnered with Youth MOVE National (YMN) to host listening sessions to hear directly from young adults (aged 18-24) who have experienced a crisis while in k-12 school environments. We specifically listened to young adults who may have had time and space to reflect on their experiences in k-12.
In these sessions, young adult advocates shared their thoughts, perspectives, and ideas on what helps and what harms during crisis recovery and renewal.
Over the course of three listening sessions led by YMN, 13 number of young adults came together and shared their experiences, feelings, wisdom and insights to some essential questions: What does “crisis” mean to you? What might harm and help young people as they navigate school-based crises?
Check out the summary of our learning and both graphic illustrations of the listening sessions to inform your crisis recovery & renewal work.
We learned a great deal from these sessions (and hopefully there will be more!); we hope you do, too.