Other Documents

Preventing Heavy Alcohol Use Among Girls & Young Women: Practical Tools & Resources for Practitioners & Girls' Programmers (2012)

A list of print and multimedia resources related to prevention of heavy alcohol use by girls and young women. Ideas for programming and understanding the range of influences on girls' drinking.

Girls Groups and Health Promotion Research Summary (2012)

A cross-country research project that examined best practices in health promotion and girls' experiences in girls-only group programming.

Your Rights in Research: A Guide for Girls (2011)

This booklet about girls’ rights in research was used in a national research project on girls’ perspectives on girls’ empowerment groups. It provides information for girls who are thinking about taking part in a research study and their parents.

Research Highlight: Smoking and Disordered Eating among Adolescent Girls: Investigating the Links (2007)

Excerpt from the book Highs & Lows: Canadian Perspectives on Women and Substance Use (edited by N. Poole & L. Greaves, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health).

Manuals and Facilitator Guides for Girls' Groups and Programs

Examples of manuals and guides from five different organizations that use a girl-centred approach to health promotion, including addressing substance use and related risk factors.

Amplify: Designing Spaces and Programs for Girls Toolkit, Girls Action Foundation

A guide to starting, sustaining and strengthening girls programs. It includes a “how-to” manual with sections on outreach, community building, working with volunteers, fundraising, facilitating across difference, facilitator support systems, workshop design and popular education. Activities cover themes like healthy relationships, sex ed, power and privilege, anti-racism and anti-discrimination, and violence prevention.

, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

An anti-stigma program for young women (generally between ages 13 and 16) to promote understanding and awareness of depression.

It's A Girl Thang! A Manual on Creating Girls Groups

Designed to support prevention and intervention for girls ages 12-19. Uses a relational/cultural model that can be applied to girls in a variety of contexts, including rural girls, aboriginal girls, and girls dealing with issues of marginalization including poverty, homelessness, exploitation and the intersections of oppression.

Engaging and Empowering Aboriginal Youth: A toolkit for service providers

A strengths-based approach to developing effective programming for Aboriginal youth.

Program H, Program M, and Program D Manuals, Promundo

This Brazilian non-profit organization has adapted its Program H, M, and D for use in more than 20 countries. Program M (M refers to mulher, woman in Portuguese) supports empowerment and citizenship through work with young women on gender identity, building respectful relationships, and civic engagement.

Tools for Facilitators of Girls’ Empowerment Groups

These discussion, resource and activity guides were developed by researchers at the British Columbia Centre for Excellence for Women’s Health (BCCEWH), in collaboration with Girls Action Foundation to support the work of facilitators of girls’ empowerment groups.

Girls, Alcohol and Depression: A Backgrounder for Facilitators of Girls’ Empowerment Groups

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 Cover - Girls, Alcohol and Depression (2013)

Girls, Smoking and Stress: A Backgrounder for Facilitators of Girls’ Empowerment Groups

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 Cover - Girls Smoking and Stress (2013)

Girls, Physical Activity and Culture: Tools for Facilitators of Girls’ Empowerment Groups

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Cover - Girls, Physical Activity and Culture (2013)


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