In this month’s Creative Commons on April 7, 2022, we created grounding tools in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Regular hosts, the Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (CNDR) and the Career Development Office (CDO), worked in collaboration with The Center for Advocacy, Resources and Education (CARE) and the Disability Resource Program (DRP) for this event, lead by Lisa Noshay Petro, Director of DRP.
CARE provides free, confidential support to any member of the UC Hastings community who has been impacted by interpersonal violence such as sexual assault, dating/intimate partner violence, sexual harassment or stalking. To contact the CARE advocate, email Annie Rosenthal. More info about the program is available here, or follow CARE on Instagram @uchastingscare.
Lisa led the group in an arts and crafts activity creating “worry stones” to be used as a grounding tool; these stones will be available to community members visiting the CARE or DRP offices. Worry stones are small, smooth, clear-backed gemstones used for relaxation or anxiety relief. The stones we created include a magnified affirmation word and a colorful background of various paper materials, with an option for velcro on the back for added texture. The stones can be carried around and touched or rubbed any time you need a reminder of your strength and perseverance. Thank you to Lisa and all who participated!