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Feeling Safe: What Girls Say - Executive Summary

General Material
Published Date
January, 2003
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"The findings in this study demonstrate that feeling emotionally safe is as important as being physically safe. Furthermore, what is of most concern to girls is navigating their everyday world (home, school, social settings, and routine activities) and developing trust and positive relationships with others."

Contents include:

  • What Safety Means

    • Inside and Out: Emotional and Physical Safety
    • People vs. Places
    • The Ordinary as Extraordinary
    • Preteens and Teens: The Trust Factor
  • Why Safety Matters
    • Feeling Unsafe: The Costs
    • Coping Strategies
    • Alcohol and Drugs: Catalyst and Coping Mechanism
    • Girls-Only - Not Necessarily Safer
  • Implications
  • References and Resources