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Components of a Female Responsive Approach

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Components of a Female Responsive Approach

  1. Provide emotional and physical safety and cultivate personal security
  2. Culturally responsive and inclusive
  3. Relationship-driven and connection-oriented
  4. Bolster and/or act as role models and mentors with whom girls can identify
  5. Address the trauma in girls’ lives and focus on healing
  6. Address sexual and reproductive health as well as sexuality 
  7. Strength-based and cultivate resilience
  8. Promote educational success as well as future employability and self-sufficiency
  9. Address unique physical, mental and emotional health needs of females
  10. Support female-centered exploration of self-care, including spirituality
  11. Actively engage members of girls’ families and/or support network