With 250 attendees representing 20 counties in Florida, our first annual See the Girl Summit was a huge success! You can see a few photos on our Facebook page. Those who attended the Summit included direct service providers, funders, therapists, advocates and professionals working in the juvenile justice and child protection systems-in other words, those whose work shifts and shapes the ways in which girls are treated.
We received your feedback about the Summit and wanted to share with you the results.
Participants articulated 200 ways in which they will use the knowledge they gained at the Summit in their day-to-day interactions and decision making involving girls and young women such as: a shift towards girl-centered practices when leading groups of girls, their approach to site visits, how better to listen to girls, implementation of trauma informed approaches, changes in the way decision making is made at leadership levels in organizations and new therapeutic interventions to be shared with participant’s colleagues.
On a scale of 1-5, where “5” is “strongly agree”, participants agreed that the material was relevant and useful in their work (4.5), enhanced their level of understanding of best practices to meet the needs of girls (4.5), challenged them to think “outside the box” (4.5) and that the trainers were well-prepared and communicated effectively (4.7).
We also heard that participants wanted the materials presented during the sessions to be made available. We’ve reached out to all our presenters and have posted all non-proprietary documents for pdf download on our website. Below are the available presentations and resources.
*No resources available online for Voices for Florida Girls, learn more at their website.