Coalition of Advocates for Equal Access for Girls
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Gender-Responsive Standards and Assessment Tool (G-SAT) Handbook

This handbook introduces programs to the strategies and tools needed to reach
girls where they are at, see them more clearly through a gender-lens, and
help girls in their journey to self-determination, empowerment, belief in
themselves and success. A Gender-Responsive Appoach is a universal  
framework integrating an understanding of gender thoughout your program
and with all staff.

Trauma-Informed Practices for Working with Girls - Staff Handbook

This handbook reveals how trauma is the source of the behavior that brings a
girl to juvenile justice and social service programs and why it is essential to
incorporate a Trauma-Informed Approach. This approach means 
grounding all aspects of a program with an understanding of trauma and
its powerful impact if you are going to successfully aid in her recovery,
health and self-reliance.

For copies of the companion Handbooks contact:
info@equalaccessforgirls.org

 

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 at-risk with gender-responsive and culturally specific 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:

- 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.