The Girl-Centered Practice© Institute (GCPI) is mobile and innovative training program that educates participants about effective, research-based practices for addressing the needs of girls, young women and youth who identify as female.
The Institute enhances 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 anyone involved in girls lives. Participants will learn strategies for translating research into policies, processes, programs, and services that emphasize the safety, dignity, and equitable treatment of girls. Other topics will include:
The 3-day training utilizes interactive activities, group discussion, lecture, and personal reflection to increase participants knowledge and understanding of the core principles of Girl-Centered Practice©, which include:
Participants must complete Level 1 before beginning Level 2.
In this 2-day training participants will apply concepts of Level 1 by learning how to utilize the SAVVY Sister manual.
SAVVY Sister is a research based curriculum that focuses on improving girls knowledge, exploration of values, and development of skills aimed at increasing protective factors/buffering girls’ pathways and risks into the juvenile justice system. These include interpersonal relationships, coping skills, self-esteem/self-advocacy and future outlook/career orientation.
Through interactive group work and education, participants deepen their learning and understanding with real-time feedback from experts and peers.
Mark your calendar for October 13-14, 2022. Stay tuned for more details.
The Policy Center offers organizational assessments, trainings, and technical assistance that create environments that encourage girls and young women to grow and excel. We train professionals to better understand girls unique needs and how to best respond to them. We provide on-site assessment of the gender-responsiveness of policies and practices through listening sessions with girls, staff and girl surveys, documentation review, interviews and facility observation. Findings will inform strategic planning.
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The Policy Center can provide your organization with customized training based on your individual needs and interest. TO learn how we can provide your group with individualized educational opportunities, contact us.