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Supporting vulnerable girls in shaping their lives

towards a substantiated method for girls work

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Girls between 10 and 23 years old are in a phase in life in which they are occupied with the process of becoming adults. The process of becoming an adult is associated with shaping, or learning to shape, one’s life.

During this period, girls develop an (adult) identity, which implies they are searching for answers to questions as “who am I?”, “what are my talents?”, “what do I want out of life” and “what do I find important?”. It is difficult finding answers to these questions. For some girls, this process is more difficult than for others because of one or more forms of vulnerability. Examples of this vulnerability are: living in a stressful home situation or in poverty, are subject to abuse, are bullied or discriminated, have problems at school, or have a cognitive, mental, social or physical disability.

Reference Boomkens, C. (2020). Supporting vulnerable girls in shaping their lives: towards a substantiated method for girls work.
Published by  ARISI 1 January 2020

Publication date

Jan 2020

Author(s)

M.R.F. van Regenmortel
M.J.D. Schalk
J.W. Metz

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