Girls

Girls

The formative years: pathways to substance abuse among girls and young women ages 8-22

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English
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National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
New York, NY

Examines the reasons why girls and young women use - or don’t use - tobacco, alcohol, illegal drugs, and certain prescription drugs for nonmedical purposes. Seeks to identify characteristics of girls and young women who abuse substances and when they are at highest risk of doing so. Assesses the impact of such use - including the likelihood that experimentation will become addiction - on girls and young women.

Talking to your daughter about her period

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2002-2005
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Offers suggestions to parents on how to start talking to their daughters about menstruation.

Teenage girls and smoking: a research agenda: workshop report, Nov. 30 - Dec. 1, 2001

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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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Paper
Online
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British Columbia Centre of Excellece for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Presents issues relevant to research on teen girls and smoking. Throughout the two-day workshop, two significant themes emerged as being important to incorporate in all research investigating tobacco use in girls: integration and mainstreaming of sex and gender into all tobacco-related research across the four CIHR pillars plus policy research; and integration of a developmental approach to the study of smoking in girls and teenaged girls.

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Includes bibliographical references.

When teenage girls have been sexually abused: a guide for teenagers

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English
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Author: 
Louise Doyle
Vancouver Incest and Sexual Assault Centre (VISAC)
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Health Canada, Population and Public Health Branch, National Clearinghouse on Family Violence
Publication Date: 
1994
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Helps teenage girls who have been sexually abused to understand their feelings about the abuse and know that they are not alone. Defines different types of sexual exploitation and some of the specific laws which make it a criminal offense. Describes their feelings of confusion, embarrassment, fear and anger as well as their experiences in telling someone about the abuse, and finding support.

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ISBN 0662610032
SEXP.D69 1994

When girls have been sexually abused: a guide for young girls

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English
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Author: 
Louise Doyle
Vancouver Incest and Sexual Abuse Centre
Publisher: 
Health Canada, Population and Public Health Branch, National Clearinghouse on Family Violence
Publication Date: 
1994
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Written for girls who have been sexually abused as well as for their parents and other adult helpers. Explains what sexual abuse is, why it is the abuser's fault, where the young girl can find support, and what she might be feeling at different times.

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ISBN 0662610008
SEXP.D69 1994

Rebel, rogue mischievous babe: stories about being a powerful girl

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English
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Sharlene Azam
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HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Examines various issues facing girls in Canada with essays on subjects.

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ISBN 0006386040
TEEN.A93 2001
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Review, Network Spring/Summer 2002: This book, written for and by girls and young women from across Canada, is a collection of personal stories that addresses the coming-of-age issues facing every girl and young woman. Topics include image, body, family, dating, sex & sexuality, boys, depression, drugs, drinking & smoking, friends, jobs, high school, bullying, violence & racism, and creativity & work.

Educating girls: gender gaps and gains

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English
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Population Action International
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Population Action International (PAI)
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Washington, DC

Presented as a wallchart. Identifies countries having a gender gap in education in 1995, based on the difference between male and female primary and secondary gross enrollment rates.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 01999761

HIP - health in perspective: a youth-led approach to healthier lifestyles

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English
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Paper
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Canadian Intramural Recreation Association
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Canadian Intramural Recreation Association
Publication Date: 
2000

Presents an active learning program designed to help young women, aged 10-15 years, develop healthy and active lifestyles. Focuses on smoking prevention and cessation while encouraging active living, critical media awareness, respect for self and the environment, and positive ways to deal with stress. Teaches critical life skills to young women using a peer-leader approach. Includes a set of two guides, the Facilitator's Guide, and the Peer Leader's Guide.

Power camp: model and project tool

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English
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Paper
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Power Camp
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Montreal, QC

Designed to provide tools for either organizations or young women to create Power Camp programs.

ISBN/ISSN: 
TEEN.P69 2001
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<p>Review, Network Spring/Summer 2002: This engaging manual is designed to provide tools for either organizations or young women to create Power Camp programs, to provide young women with an opportunity to come together in a youth and female-centred environment, to address real issues in their lives, to raise awareness, skill build, develop critical thinking skills and together develop action-oriented strategies towards change. It takes into consideration that the process of adapting the model requires that it grows from the grass roots and responds to the needs of the community.</p>

The girl child and adolescent women - IPPF discussion paper issue 3

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International Planned Parenthood Federation
Publisher: 
International Planned Parenthood Federation
Publication Date: 
1995
Publication Place: 
London, UK

Contains a number of short articles exploring different aspects of issue of The Girl Child and Adolescent Women, how it affects family planning service providers, and how it can be addressed creatively.

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TEEN.I58 1995
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