Fulshear Practicing Intentional Inclusivity
Fulshear has a lot of diversity, but recently, Fulshear has been very intentional in practicing inclusivity. Inclusivity, according to Oxford Dictionary, is the practice or policy of including people who might otherwise be excluded or marginalized, such as those who have physical or mental disabilities and members of minority groups. Inclusivity must be practiced and be intentional; on June 19th, 2020, Fulshear celebrated its first annual Juneteenth Celebration as the kickstart to practicing inclusivity.
In 1865, on June 19th, the last African American that was enslaved in Texas was released from bondage after General Gordon Granger made his way to Galveston, Texas to demand that Texas release those they were keeping in captivity – two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed that released slaves. Texas had a minimal presence of Union soldiers and therefore, they were unable to enforce what the Emancipation Proclamation declared. 1865 represents a small step forward in the fight for basic human rights that continues in 2020. Fulshear had a celebration for this day in history for the first of many times.
On June 26th, 2020, Fulshear then had its own Pride celebration, to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community, talk about personal experiences, and delve into ways to continue to move forward in including and celebrating rights.
The goal at Fulshear is to see each client as human, appreciate their differences, and assist them in finding their personal power to advocate for their needs and live a life that brings them meaning. The Black Lives Matter Movement, the fight for LGBTQIA+ rights, improved systems for those with disabilities, and ending the stigma around mental health, are all about groups of individuals fighting to be seen as human and be seen as equals, as opposed to being viewed or treated as inferior. Inclusivity must be practiced and be intentional.
This perspective has many parallels to the work that is done at Fulshear through the Integrated Attachment Model. Individuals will do what is necessary to get their needs met. Every individual desires belonging, acceptance, and the ability to be congruent and transparent with his or her emotions. Everyone needs this to feel secure and safe in this world, despite their differences. The fate of the world depends on each person’s ability to find the best intention and deepest need of those around them. Fulshear will continue to strive to practice inclusivity and stand up for what is right to help dismantle and change inequality in this world.
About Fulshear Treatment to Transition
Fulshear Treatment to Transition, founded in 2003 and accredited by the Joint Commission, is located right outside of Houston in Needville, TX and Stafford, TX. Fulshear works with young women ages 18-24 struggling with mental health issues along with accompanying co-occurring disorders, and is known for its development of the Fulshear Adult Attachment Model.