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Healthy Girls Santa Cruz (HGSC)

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Mission

HGSC aims to increase access to resources for girls who are struggling with issues related to body image and self-esteem. HGSC provides training to educators, school administrators, and coaches on the signs and symptoms of eating disorders, depression, self harm behaviors, other related issues, and what adults can do to help.

Vision

Schools that provide opportunities for learning that support students' emotional and physical well-being.

Healthy Girls Santa Cruz

Goals

1) Expanding prevention and intervention services
HGSC aims to offer year-round programs for girls from middle school through high school to support their development into healthy, powerful, adult women.

2) Increasing access to resources
HGSC aims to increase access to resources for girls who are struggling with issues related to body image and self-esteem. We plan to provide training to teachers and school psychologists on the signs and symptoms of eating disorders, depression, other related issues, and what adults can do to help.

3) Enhancing community awareness
HGSC is forming alliances with other community organizations to create a network of support services for girls in Santa Cruz County.

4) Empowering youth and families
HGSC will provide educational workshops for parents on the issues girls face as they enter adolescence, and how parents can best support girls' healthy development. HGSC will also provide a website that offers information and resources for girls and their families relating to girls' health.

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Santa Cruz County Office of Education  |  400 Encinal Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060  |  831.466.5600  |  Fax: 831.466.5607
The Santa Cruz County Office of Education provides quality educational programs and services to a diverse community.