Raising a Girl: A Handbook for Newcomer Mothers and Daughters

This handbook was created for parents and preteens who are new to the U.S. and addresses things that often come up in families raising girls in the United States. It is intended for mothers and daughters or caregivers of girls to read through and talk about together. This can help girls and their caregivers understand each other better and strengthen their relationships. This is especially important as newcomers transition into a new culture and as girls transition from childhood through puberty to womanhood. This handbook focuses on the issue of female genital cutting (FGC).

Included with the handbook:

  • An accompanying one-pager that explains what to expect from the handbook and how to use it in different settings including at school, at home, and as a group.
  • A webinar to explore some ways to use the guide in your work and share more about how BRYCS engaged community members in the creation of the handbook