Let the Girls’ Voices Be Heard: Poetry as Healing for Girls in Delinquent Correctional Facilities
AbstractThis paper explores the power of poetry as a healing for delinqent girls through research and personal experience. These young, at-risk girls' voices are often silenced and it is time for their stories to be heard.
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