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was created to address the unique needs of adolescent girls and young women. It encourages them to seek and celebrate their "true selves" by providing a safe space, encouragement, structure, and the support they need to embrace their journeys of self-discovery.
The participant's journal utilizes a research-based process called Interactive Journaling« which is listed on SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) website. The summary is available on the NREPP web site
. In the context of girls' lives, structured journaling provides an outlet for creativity, personal expression, exploration, and application of new concepts and skills.
to learn more about the complete Voices
collection, including the facilitator's guide
About the Author: Dr. Stephanie S. Covington
is a nationally recognized clinician, author, organizational consultant, and lecturer. She has developed an innovative, gender-responsive, and trauma-informed approach to the treatment needs of women and girls that results in effective services in public, private, and institutional settings. Learn more about Dr. Covington and her other publications
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