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Common Sense Media

 

Common Sense is dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. To help kids keep their online interactions safe, productive, and positive, this site offers up-to-date research and guidance on social media basics. Learn about the latest apps and websites, and get tips on talking to your kids about sharing, posting and avoiding digital drama.

 

 

PBS Parents Guide to Raising Girls

 

The PBS Parents Guide to Raising Girls will help you understand your daughter's inner and outer worlds. You'll find out how to help her grow up powerful, self-confident, and self-aware — with a critical eye towards the messages the media is marketing to her.

Together Counts

 

The Together Counts program is a nationwide program inspiring active and healthy living. Together Counts was started by The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, a CEO–led organization, that is a national, multi-year effort designed to help reduce obesity, especially childhood obesity, by 2015. The website features a blog and home, school and community focused resources.

 

A Mighty Girl 

 

A Mighty Girl is the world’s largest collection of books, toys, movies, and music for parents, teachers, and others dedicated to raising smart, confident, and courageous girls and, of course, for girls themselves! The site was founded on the belief that all children should have the opportunity to read books, play with toys, listen to music and watch movies that offer positive messages about girls and honor their diverse capabilities.

 

National Eating Disorders Association

 

The National Eating Disorders Association is dedicated to expanding public understanding of eating disorders and promoting access to quality treatment for those affected along with support for their families through education, advocacy and resources.

Resources for Grown-Ups

 

By encouraging conversations that build upon each key focus area, we hope to further weave the Project DIVA mission into the daily lives of the girls and the adults who care for and love them.

 

We all know that this is imperative!

 

While girls are affected and inspired by their mentors and friends, parents and guardians have the ultimate influence in their lives. As you indulge in and use the resources we've made available, you will reinforce the goals of Project DIVA while also deepening your connection with your daughter(s).  Your daughters are growing up and changing, be sure that you really are the parent that is open to talking about whatever your daughter brings your way.

 

Below is a listing of helpful books and websites that address the issues that today's girls are facing. For more information about any of these organizations, please visit their website by clicking the link provided.

 

 

 

 

Therapy for Black Girls

 

Therapy for Black Girls is an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls. So often the stigma surrounding mental health issues and therapy prevent Black women from taking the step of seeing a therapist. this is a space to present mental health topics in a way that feels more accessible and relevant.

Black Butterfly Box

 

Black Butterfly Beautiful, is a subscription box created to empower, uplift, and encourage young people of color (ages 5 to 19) to embrace who they are. These boxes are sent monthly and curated based on subscriber age, gender and the month’s theme featuring a book, at least one product from a black-owned business and other items to help address under-representation, uncover black history, and provide inspiration.