The GHGH Blog provides information, resources and updates on topics important to youth girls in Monterey County.

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We are excited to announce that we are now hiring for: Research and Evaluation Interns! This leadership opportunity is for students who wish to pursue an education in social sciences, research, marketing, or public health. Interns will be involved in program evaluation of the public health program, Girls’ Health in Girls’ Hands (GHGH). This is […]

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Why Socio-Emotional Counselors At Schools? Here are 8 Reasons

TAKE ACTION! What YOU can do to make more counselors available at schools in Monterey County

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Need someone to talk to? So do youth in Monterey County.

GHGH Countywide Campaign to bring more counselors to school campuses

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Annual GHGH Collaborative Impact Reports

Our annual reports help us learn how to better support youth health, leadership and advocacy in Monterey County.

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GHGH Youth Health Summit 2015 Impact

One day can make all the difference

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What does the future hold for GHGH?

Youth voices are uplifted in planning a future for GHGH movement

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GHGH Youth Taking Charge

Youth leaders ask for county education support for social & emotional health services

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We need counselors!

GHGH youth are coming up with solutions to address barriers to accessing counselor services

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Monterey County girls want more non-academic counselors

GHGH leaders know that youth need more support, can schools provide more non-academic counselors to help students succeed?

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GHGH Impact in health, leadership and advocacy is clear

Yearly evaluation shows clear gains for GHGH participants in health, leadership and advocacy

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GHGH Girl leaders in Big Sur

Nature, music, art and new friends bring girl leaders closer together in Big Sur

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Girl Leaders Speak at Women’s Fund Luncheon

The Californian highlights the Women’s Fund and its powerful GHGH speakers

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What should you say?

If a friend comes to you and discloses that he or she has been sexually assaulted, what should you say?

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Thank You to the Women’s Fund of Monterey County

Girl Leaders from the Girls’ Leadership Network expressed their gratitude at the Tenth Annual Women’s Fund Luncheon.

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GLN goes Surfing with Surfesteam

The Girls Leadership Network chose to celebrate all of their hard work this year with a Surfing Clinic at Carmel Beach, with a local community organization, Surfesteam.

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#SurvivorLoveLetter for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center is encouraging allies to flood the internet with love for survivors. Here is Girls’ Health in Girls’ Hands love letter for sexual assault survivors. #SAAM

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The Epicenter in Salinas

The Epicenter is Monterey County’s first youth led community center. Have you attended one of their trainings or events?! If not, you have been missing out! Attend their Earth Day Event on 4/22/15!

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A Woman’s Place is on the Money!

100, 000 have already voted for which woman’s face should replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. Who will you vote for? Read more about the movement here!

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GLN members reflect on GHGH accomplishments

GLN members ruminated on GHGH accomplishments including our recently adopted resolution and discussed how best to move forward.

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Board of Supervisors Adopts GHGH Resolution

Monterey County’s Board of Supervisors passed GHGH’s girl-led resolution to prioritize social and emotional health in Monterey County! Read all about the presentation here!

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The Salinas Californian prints GHGH Call to Action

On March 12th, 2015, journalist Joe Truskot, of The Salinas Californian printed GHGH’s call to action to sign the youth-led petition in support of prioritizing Social and Emotional Health resources and education throughout the county. Check out the full article here!

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Girl Leaders Practice Presentation to Board of Supervisors

Youth lead in asking County for Support of Social and Emotional Health

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Sign the GHGH Petition for Social and Emotional Health

Do you support making self esteem, coping skills, and access to resources a priority for youth??? Then sign our petition!!!

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How Can You Participate in Suicide Prevention?

Suicide prevention is everyone’s business. Learn more about suicide prevention from suicide survivor Mark Henick and the American Association of Suicidology.

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Yes “We Can!” Stay Active and Healthy!

Learn ways to enhance Children’s Activity and Nutrition.

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GHGH Girl Leaders Draft A Resolution

GLN Meeting Notes, February 7th, 2015.

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Girl leaders plan advocacy in Monterey County

Advocacy Training with GLN & PLN, January 24th, 2015 with The Youth Leadership Institute

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What do numbers and girls health have in common?

What does social & emotional health look like? Or not.

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It’s On Us Campaign #EndSexualAssault

The “Its on Us” campaign, what is it?

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‘enLACE’ Leadership Program

enLACE: A FREE 8-week seminar this January dedicated to Leadership & Civic Engagement

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GHGH Health Summit “MyHealthMatters”

Girls from across the county want change for the social and emotional health of girls #GHGHMyHealthMatters

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Summit Planning: Girl-leaders in action!

#GHGHSummitPractice, meeting notes from November 15th, 2014

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Where can you get tested for HIV or STD’s in Monterey County?

We have provided a list of clinics across Monterey County that provide testing, education, and resources.

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Un-packing Thin Privilege

Thin Privilege, what is that?

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Girl’s Leadership Network 2014-2015. Second meeting, Summit plans!

#GHGHMyHealthMatters, meeting notes from October 25th, 2014

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Dealing with Sexual Assault: One performance at a time

Fed up with sexual assault? Tools and practice offered by the InterAct Performance Troupe

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Empowering Halloween Costumes

With Halloween 9 days away, have you thought about what you’ll be?

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International Day of Girl, 10/11/14

International Day of Girl? Read more about October 11th here!

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Girl’s Leadership Network 2014-2015. First meeting, big plans!

Giving girls a voice, meeting notes from September 27, 2014

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#YesMeansYes…wait, what?

What is the significance?

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HeForShe Campaign with actress Emma Watson

A ‘powerful message’ for girls and boys and criticisms

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Sugar on my mind

Sugar is yummy. And not that good for you. But there are options!

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Run ‘like a girl,’ what does that even mean?

Not everyone thinks #Likeagirl is positive. What do you think?

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Skate Like a Girl

Do you want to skate like a girl?

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Summit Video is Up!

Check out this video created about the GHGH ‘Conquer Life with Love’ Summit!

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“Do you do that to the guys?!”

Kate Blanchett calls out the red carpet camera

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17 sex lies that must stop

Talking about sex and our bodies can debunk myths and bring about confidence.

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Tune out the haters and own who you are

Emma Stone talks about her role in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, body image, and girl power.

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From bullied to beauty guru

Do you know Bethany Mota’s story?

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11-Year-Old Girl Calls Out McDonald’s

A Connecticut teenager has convinced McDonald’s to finally address the casual sexism that has long been a part of Happy Meals.

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