One in five girls in Wisconsin is currently living in poverty. Significantly more Wisconsin girls than boys report experiencing cyberbullying; they also experience higher rates of child abuse. More Wisconsin girls than boys report suicidal planning and self-harm behaviors. These are just a few of the findings of the The Status of Girls in Wisconsin: Alverno Report 2018–2019.
Our guest today is Jodi Eastberg, professor of history and executive director of the Research Center for Women and Girls at Alverno College. She highlights key findings from the Status of Girls in Wisconsin report, including statistics related to mental health, poverty, violence, race, technology, and other issues vital to youth communities.
You can download the report for free or purchase a printed copy here.