What At-Risk Girls Need


A series of listening sessions conducted by the federally-funded National Girls Institute (NGI) reveals insights into the needs of organizations serving at-risk female youth.

Girls expressed interest in receiving better information on an array of topics, “including communication, education, family help, drugs and alcohol, health, arts and expressing themselves, STDs, relationships, pregnancy, and safe dating,” according to an NGI report on 64 listening sessions and interviews.

Juvenile justice staffers indicated a need for information on data trends and research, funding and best practices for working with girls, reported NGI, a training and resource clearinghouse for organizations serving girls in the juvenile justice system.

Parents expressed interest in advice, support and “also expressed the desire to understand their daughters' experiences and to obtain more information about social media such as Facebook.”

Read the report HERE.

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