Cultivating Young Women Leaders in Northern CA

by Women's Health Specialists

Cultivating Young Women Leaders in Northern CA

Cultivating Young Women Leaders in Northern CA
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“Talking speculum”

“Talking speculum”
Group participation is a big part of the program’s success—sharing ideas and stories becomes easier throughout the four-day program. A speculum served as a “talking stick” ensuring equal time to share stories, ideas and opinions. (view small | med | large | orig)

The Marble Game

The Marble Game
In this interactive game of marbles, participants attempt to put all of their marbles in the center which represents the clinic- utilizing body movement, group process and visual representation of how their individual and collective actions can lead to a broader understanding of comprehensive reproductive health. (view small | med | large | orig)

Community food sharing

Community food sharing
The participants and facilitators share lunches during the course of the program. This simple activity reinforces the theme of “informed choices,” with lunch by buffet, of course! (view small | med | large | orig)

Leadership board

Leadership board
The women are asked to create a Y.E.S! board, that talks about themselves, their future, what information and education they’ve gained from the program and what their future holds. (view small | med | large | orig)

Clinic and outreach office introduction and tour

Clinic and outreach office introduction and tour
A tour of Women’s Health Specialists’ main clinic and Outreach/Education office is led by a staff member who outlines the goal to create a safe, informed and comfortable environment. (view small | med | large | orig)

Participants engaged in activities

Participants engaged in activities
Participants fully engaged during a presentation by the Health Improvement Partnership, learning the 40 developmental assets- a framework of 40 building blocks developed by the Search Institute, that are recognized as life skills. (view small | med | large | orig)

Young women leaders

Young women leaders
The program focuses on the power of women joining together, the strength of knowing your body while taking shame out of the equation. (view small | med | large | orig)

Cultural competence

Cultural competence
The Mankillers, a local Native American drum group, joined the women in their closing ceremonies. Cultural competence is paramount to a respectful and successful program. (view small | med | large | orig)

Graduation!

Graduation!
A Participant shares her Certificate of Completion! The end of the four-day program yields a multitude of experiences. Closure to the group uncovers insights, stories, a sense of empowerment and a range of emotions from everyone. (view small | med | large | orig)

Organization Information

Women's Health Specialists

Location: Redding, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.womenshealthspecialists.org
Project Leader:
Linda McCrea
Redding, CA United States