Coalition of Advocates for Equal Access for Girls
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The Coalition has developed two Handbooks, now available in one volume on Amazon, giving programs guidance on implementing gender-responsive and trauma-informed approaches for working with girls.

Gender-Responsive Standards and Assessment Tool (G-SAT) Handbook

The handbook provides your programs guidance in implementing gender-responsive and trauma-informed approaches with girls.                          The Coalition's Gender-Responsive Standards and Assessment Tool (G-SAT) Handbook is the foundational publication introducing programs to the gender-responsive strategies, knowledge and skills needed to reach and impact girls. Through this handbook you will learn why and how to use the G-SAT, you will see girls more clearly through a gender-lens, and more effectively help girls in their journey to self-sufficiency, belief in themselves and empowerment. And the handbook gives you access to copies of the G-SAT designed specifically for your program.

Also included, our complementary

Trauma-Informed Practices for Working with Girls - Staff Handbook

This handbook builds upon the groundwork of the G-SAT Handbook, and was developed to help you see girls through a trauma lens, and introduce you to the insights, practices and action steps needed to more effectively understand and affect the girls in your program, to help them complete their path to self-reliance, healing and success.

You can buy the book here via Amazon.

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The Coalition of Advocates for Equal Access for Girls' mission is to ensure that girls receive equal access to all of the appropriate gender-specific support and services they need to help them develop to their full potential.

The Coalition of Advocates for Equal Access for Girls (the Coalition) envisions an Oregon in which state and local agencies provide gender equity in all services; respond to the needs of girls with gender-responsive, trauma-informed, culturally specific and developmentally appropriate services; and, play an active role in the effort for social change in the conditions (abuse, oppression and violence) in which many girls and young women live.

 The Coalition believes:

All girls, including those who identify as girls and those questioning/exploring their gender identity or expression, deserve respect and equity.

- Every girl possesses her own individual potential and with the right opportunities and support young women can fulfill the promise of their unique strengths and abilities.

- Girls need and deserve the awareness, attention, and commitment of a wide range of individuals to promote their healthy development. 

- Girl’s concerns and perspectives should be included in the design and implementation of programs, policy decisions, and research intended to address their needs. Girls should be included as partners in these activities in ways that help them gain leadership skills, develop supportive relationships, and experience themselves as active participants in social change.