The Girl-Centered Practice Institute (GCPI) is an innovative training program that educates participants about effective, research-based practices for addressing the needs of girls and young women who have experienced trauma and/or been impacted by the juvenile justice system.
Courses in the Girl-Centered Institute are designed to enhance the skills of professionals and students in the fields of education, social services, child protection, mental health, and juvenile justice, as well as volunteer mentors, coaches, and leaders involved with girl-serving organizations. GCI participants will become more effective in including girls’ voices in their work by learning strategies for translating research into policies, processes, programs and services that emphasize the safety, dignity, and growth of girls.
Girl-Centered Practice is open to anyone with an interest in creating supportive environments for girls and young women who have been impacted by trauma, including girls and young women in the juvenile justice or child protective systems.
The 3-day Seminar in Girl-Centered Practice is open to anyone with an interest in creating supportive environments for girls and young women who have been impacted by the justice and child protective systems. This course is a prerequisite for Level 2: SAVVY Sister Certification. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion. $495.00
The 2-day Certificate in Girl-Centered Practice builds on the concepts presented in the Level 1 Seminar in Girl-Centered Practice. Participants must complete Level 1 before beginning Level 2. $175.00
Registration is open!