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Girl Scouts Convenes Youth Serving Organizations to Discuss Emotional and Social Wellbeing

Sept. 2009 - The GSUSA Washington Office convened a varied group of youth serving organizations for an Emotional and Social Wellbeing Roundtable to discuss reframing health, safety, and education policies to include emotional and social wellness. Kimberly Salmond and Andrea Bastiani Archibald from the Girl Scouts Research Institute started off the conversation with findings from the New Normal: What Girls Say About Health Living followed by a brief summary from Sharon Pearce, GSUSA's Director of Public Policy, on how those findings inform the work of developing national youth policy.

Representatives at the table included some of the key organizations engaged in gender and youth advocacy, research and service including among others, the National Association of School Psychologists, National Association of School Nurses, the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, the National School Boards Association, the National Organization for Women, YMCA of the USA, and Girls Incorporated.