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Our Approach

PAUSE Project is built on the five pillars of Prevention, Awareness, Understanding, Support, and Empowerment.

 
 
 

P

Prevention is the action of stopping something from happening or arising.

PAUSE successfully educates African-American women and adolescents on the importance of mindfulness and the practice of self-care while emphasizing that the absence of both correlate to an increased risk to sexual and mental health.

 
 

 
 

A

Awareness is knowledge or perception of a situation or fact.

PAUSE actively seeks best practices and initiates ways to increase self-awareness and sexual and mental health through news articles, journals, and statistics.

 
 

 
 

U

Understanding is sympathetic awareness or tolerance.

PAUSE considers the intersectionalities and disparities that impact healthcare equity and equality of African-American women and adolescents on a micro and macro level. Our services focus on achieving the best possible outcome by  pairing research with resources. 

 
 

 
 

S

Support is to bear all or part of the weight of; hold up.

PAUSE accepts the ‘sister keeper’ concept and the biblical principle 'love your neighbor as yourself’. Mark 12:31. It’s through such understanding that we foster positive, affirming, and non-judgmental places for information, resources, and support.

 
 

 
 

E

Empowerment is the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one's life and claiming one's rights.

PAUSE encourages African-American women and adolescents to reclaim their inner power and experience the life they deserve. Through daily and periodic reminders of affirmation, we encourage  women to establish routine self-care practices to support the best version of oneself.