Girls

Girls

Girls’ perspectives on girls’ groups and healthy living

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English
Translated Title: 
Points de vue des filles sur les groupes de filles et la vie saine
Owning Org: 
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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Online
Publisher: 
Girls Action Foundation in collaboration with the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health (BCCEWH) and the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS).
Publication Date: 
2012

Summary of research and links to backgrounders intended to support the work of facilitators of girls’ empowerment groups, programmers and organizations working with girls and young women. The research project examined: best practices in health promotion with girls and healthy living issues such as prevention of tobacco uptake, obesity, physical inactivity and dating violence; the central elements of girls’ empowerment group approaches and how they might provide a model for gender-specific health promotion; and what girls say they get from these groups.

Best practices in health promotion with girls and healthy living issues such as prevention of tobacco uptake, obesity, physical inactivity and dating violence;
2. The central elements of girls’ empowerment group approaches and how they might provide a model for gender-specific health promotion; and,
3. What girls say they get from these groups.

Girls Action Foundation Amplify toolkit

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Author: 
Christine McKenzie
Publisher: 
Girls Action Foundation
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Montreal, QC

The result of 15 years of Girls Action expertise in delivering and supporting girls’ programs, the knowledge and insights collected from National Network Members, and three years of compiling the best of the resources. Comprised of a “how-to” Manual and a Workshop Guide. The Manual is a comprehensive guide to organizing and facilitating girls’ programs. The Workshop Guide is a collection of over 50 activities from girls’ programmers across the country.

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Visit their website to download the toolkit.

Hear me, understand me, support me: what young women want you to know about depression

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Écoutez-moi, comprenez-moi, soutenez-moi : ce que veulent nous dire les jeunes femmes sur la dépression
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Paper
Online
Author: 
VALIDITY Team (Vibrant Action Looking Into Depression in Today’s Young Women)
Publisher: 
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Toronto ON

Discusses the fact that when girls hit puberty, they start to experience higher rates of depression than do boys, and this sex difference continues until women hit menopause. Aims to educate not only health care providers treating young women for depression but also teachers, therapists, youth workers, researchers, and others. Includes a section of stories by girls called "In their words—young women’s stories, advice and wisdom".

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Contact their office to order a copy. Also available online.
ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0-88868-510-6
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Includes bibliographic references.

Trauma-informed approaches in addictions treatment

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English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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Paper
Online
Publisher: 
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Provides discussion guide on addressing coexisting trauma, mental health and substance use problems experienced by girls and women through trauma-informed and trauma-specific approaches. Developed from the work of the Community of Practice (vCoP) that served as a mechanism for “gendering” the National Framework for Action to Reduce the Harms Associated with Alcohol and other Drugs and Substances in Canada.

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Contact their office to order a copy. Also available online.
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Includes bibliographical references.

Girl-centred approaches to prevention, harm reduction and treatment

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English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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Paper
Online
Publisher: 
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Provides discussion guide on gendered approaches to youth prevention, harm reduction, and treatment, arising from a national virtual Community of Practice (vCoP) that served as a mechanism for “gendering” the National Framework for Action to Reduce the Harms Associated with Alcohol and other Drugs and Substances in Canada.

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Contact their office to order a copy. Also available online.
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

4 Girls Only

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English
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Manitoba Status of Women
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

A guide for girls and a journal that goes with it.  Talks about body image, bullying, self esteem, relationships, puberty, etc.

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Contact the Manitoba Status of Women to order a copy. Also available online.

Young women and alcohol abuse: a look at trends, consequences, influences and prevention approaches

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
BC Centre for Excellence in Women's Health
Edition: 
Vol.12 No.2
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
Spring/Summer 2010
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

This article is adapted from Girl-Centred Approaches to Prevention, Harm Reduction, and Treatment and Heavy Alcohol Use Among Girls and Young Women: Highlights of Findings from Literature Review and Web Search. It illustrates how increasing attention is being brought to the issue of substance use by girls and young women, and the associated health and social consequences of heavy drinking, smoking cigarettes, as well as the use of both licit and illicit substances. Local, national, and international data now show that the gender gap in substance use is closing.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 14800039

Highs & lows: Canadian perspectives on women and substance use

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English
Translated Title: 
Des hauts et des bas : perspectives canadiennes concernant les femmes et la toxicomanie
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Lorraine Greaves
Nancy Poole
Edition: 
Vol. 10, N. 2
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
Spring/Summer 2008
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses substance use among girls and women in Canada. Looks at what substances Canadian women use, what are the gendered influences on women's substance use, and what are the challenges.

Aggressive girls: overview paper

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English
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Author: 
Sibylle Artz
Diana Nicholson
Publisher: 
National Clearinghouse on Family Violence
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Summarizes recent research on girls who exhibit aggressive and violent behaviours. Defines relevant terms, outlines factors which may contribute to girls' aggression and violence, and presents ideas for preventing these behaviours.

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ISBN 0662333128

The Real Me Experience

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English
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Online
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National Eating Disorder Information Centre
Publication Date: 
2005-
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Presents an interactive website on self-esteem and body image developed to help young women understand themselves better. Includes quizzes and stories.

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