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Calling all Young Sistas ages 8-12

Puberty to Queen

A Sista's Always Prepared:


        Sista's, do you remember the day you started your "cycle/period"?  Do you recall how prepared you were for that moment?  ​Reflecting on that experience and the woman you are today, what advice did you receive to prepare you for that day? What words of encouragement helped foster your confidence through the journey of puberty? 

        Presented through an Edification session for OUR young Sistas ages 8 to 12, A Sista's Always Prepared is a program designed to intersect the perception of preparation and the cultivation of confidence with the path of puberty.  Through personal experience and love, we teach our young Sistas how to positively embrace the transition into womanhood while cultivating confidence; this is A Sista's Touch in action. 

        At the conclusion of the Edification session, each young Sista will be able to:

1. Increase their confidence level in talking about puberty.

2. Demonstrate their ability to identify resources needed to maintain good hygiene.

3. Understand the appropriate use of at least 3 essential resources in the ASAP kit. 

4. Appreciate the act of preparation to achieve the skill of being confident.

Notice:   Registration will open on May 26th and close at capacity

ASAP: PQ - Cohort 7 | With Dr. Ross
ASAP: PQ - Cohort 7 | With Dr. Ross
Jun 30, 2024, 2:00 PM PDT
Kaiser Oakland - Main Hospital

Dr. Ross

Dr. Javay Ross is a UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (BCH-Oakland) pediatrician. She works at the BCH-Oakland in both Primary Care and Adolescent Health. She works as the Medical Director of the Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center.

She completed both her pediatric and chief residency at Children’s Hospital Oakland (CHO), where she is currently one of the Associate Program Directors in Medical Education. Prior to joining the CHO family in 2009, Dr. Ross completed her undergraduate studies at Xavier University of Louisiana and developed a passion for underserved medicine at the Drew/UCLA Medical Education Program for medical school. As a 2nd generation Oakland native, she tries her best to stay connected to the community through the work that she does both professionally as well as outside of pediatrics. Dr. Ross has a long history of community service. She is currently wrapping up her last appointment after seven years on the City of Oakland’s Head Start Advisory Board, is on Oakland Children’s Fairyland Board of Directors and many UCSF institutional committees, and is an active participant in her church community—one that scaffolds her commitment to social justice and health equity. Dr. Ross spends her free time immersed in family, pillared by her supportive husband and their parents, learning and growing every day as the mother of their two young sons and perfecting her skills in the kitchen.

Learn more about how Dr. Ross is impacting health equity in the Bay Area:   

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