Girls' perspectives on girls' groups and healthy living
In 2011, the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health partnered with the Girls Action Foundation, and researchers from the Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, the Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence, York University and the University of Montreal on a study of Girls’ Perspectives on Girls’ Groups and Healthy Living.
In this study, we wanted to learn about the following three areas:
1. Best practices in health promotion with girls and healthy living issues such as prevention of tobacco uptake, obesity, physical inactivity and dating violence;
2. The central elements of girls’ empowerment group approaches and how they might provide a model for gender-specific health promotion; and,
3. What girls say they get from these groups.
Read the Research Summary Report to find out the results.