Update: Thank you to everyone that helped us reach our goal. GHF
No matter what your political affiliation or belief, it is impossible not to recognize that forced separation from a parent for ANY reason is traumatic to a child, and the current situation at the border is ripe for the expression and misinterpretation of gifted intensities and twice-exceptionalities.
At GHF, we’re not lawyers, we’re not legislators, but we are advocates. In our expertise of neurodivergent kids, we have been asked to contribute to a packet of information being sent to those who are working with these kids. Overexciteabilities can exacerbate the impact of trauma, and we want to do whatever we can to mitigate that impact.
We believe that giftedness doesn’t recognize distinctions such as race, ethnicity, class, etc, and since it is very likely that these professionals will come into contact with gifted and 2e kids, it certainly can’t hurt to accept the invitation to do our part. We can’t fix the bigger problems but we are thrilled to have the chance to share what we know with the hope of easing the situation for the gifted and 2e kids at least a little.
GHF has printed thousands of its brochures which explain gifted traits and behaviors in both English and Spanish. The brochures are ready to ship to the facilities as part of a package of child development resources and will provide much context and understanding to parents, social workers, and facility personnel.
You Can Help!
Recognizing it had access to the needed resources, GHF could not ignore the situation, but as a non-profit the $2,500 cost is not in its operating budget. We are asking all who are moved by this situation to help us bring this information to a vulnerable gifted population. Your gift of any amount is appreciated, and will help these and future children the social workers and facility personnel come in contact with.
We appreciate your support. Working together, we can change the way the world responds to giftedness.
Gifted Homeschoolers Forum (GHF) is a 501(c)3 which supports, educates and advocates for gifted and twice exceptional children, their families, and the professionals who serve them, as they pursue alternative, lifelong educational paths.